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Bus Accidents

Connecticut Bus Accident Attorney


Filing a Bus Accident Claim

If you or someone you love was injured in a bus accident, turn to the team at Carter Mario Law Firm. Since 1989, we have aggressively fought for the rights of injured victims and the families of those wrongfully killed. We understand what you have been through, and we know how to help you navigate the challenges ahead.

Bus accidents are incredibly devastating. You need someone on your side who not only understands the immense impact the crash has had on your life but who can also skillfully take on the liable party, whether that’s the bus driver, the company that owns or leases the bus, a manufacturer, or even a government entity. The sooner you get in touch with our Connecticut bus accident lawyers, the better. Don’t wait to give us a call and speak to a friendly, professional member of our team!

Contact us online or call (203) 806-9256 to request a free, no-obligation consultation today.

How Do Bus Accidents Happen?

Bus accidents occur due to a wide variety of factors. Although most bus drivers are highly trained and skilled drivers, they can and do still make mistakes. In other instances, outside factors, such as the negligence of another motorist, contribute to bus crashes. And, in many cases, the cause of an accident can be traced back to bus company negligence.

Some of the most common causes of bus accidents include:

  • Bus driver error/negligence
  • Inexperienced bus drivers
  • Lack of sufficient bus driver training
  • Negligent hiring or supervision of drivers
  • Poor bus maintenance
  • Failure to repair buses
  • Defective buses or bus parts
  • Negligent third-party motorists, pedestrians, or bicyclists
  • Defective roadways, bus lanes, traffic control devices, etc.
  • Unsafe conditions

In any given bus accident case, there may be one or several liable parties—and it may not be the bus driver. It’s important that you work with an experienced Connecticut bus accident lawyer who can conduct an exhaustive investigation to determine the cause of your accident and, most importantly, who is liable for your damages.

Who Is Liable for Bus Accidents?

As previously mentioned, many different parties could be potentially liable for a bus accident. Determining who was at fault can help point to the liable party.

Some of the potentially liable parties in your bus accident case include:

  • The bus driver
  • The bus driver’s employer
  • The company that owns or leases the bus
  • The party responsible for bus maintenance or repairs
  • A private bus company
  • A government entity
  • The manufacturer of a bus or bus part
  • The driver of another motor vehicle
  • A pedestrian or bicyclist
  • A construction company

As you can see, the sheer complexity involved in proving who was liable for the accident can make bus accident claims incredibly complicated and challenging. Our attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm are ready to represent you through this process so that you can focus on healing and getting back on your feet.

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?

Like all states, Connecticut has statutes of limitations on personal injury claims. This means you only have a limited amount of time to file a claim for damages. The exact length of time you will have will depend on the specifics of your case.

In most general personal injury cases, you have two years from the date of the accident/injury to bring your case. However, in cases against a government entity, which could be the case if your accident involved a city bus or another bus owned or operated by a local municipality, the timeline to file your claim could be much shorter. We encourage you to reach out to our Connecticut bus accident lawyers right away to protect your rights.

Seeking Justice for the Severely Injured

At Carter Mario Law Firm, we know that bus accidents often lead to serious, catastrophic injuries. Victims often need extensive medical attention and aggressive legal representation to recover all of the compensation they are owed for their damages. Our attorneys are committed to helping secure justice and fair financial recovery for your medical bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, future lost earnings, disability, and pain and suffering.

When you choose Carter Mario Law Firm, you can rest assured that you will be treated like a member of our family. We get to know you by name and work tirelessly to truly understand your story, your losses, and your goals moving forward. Our team is dedicated to providing a positive experience to all our clients, which we strive to accomplish by always be responsive, working directly with our clients throughout the process, and serving as their trusted resource and guide.

To learn more about how our team can help you, give us a call at (203) 806-9256. There are no fees unless we win your case.

CLIENT VICTORIES

We've Recovered Hundreds of Millions for Clients Throughout Connecticut
  • Failure to Treat $3,900,000

    Gastroenterologist and primary care doctor failed to treat or transfer our 65-year-old client who was hospitalized for GI bleeding, which resulted in our client’s death.

  • Illegal Left-Hand Turn $2,400,000

    A 17-year-old driving an SUV made an illegal left-hand turn at a T-intersection in a residential neighborhood. The driver hit our 36-year-old client and suffered severe head and brain trauma; multiple fractures to his face and skull; multiple rib fractures; cervical vertebrae fracture; left femur, left hand, and left foot fractures; a punctured lung.

  • Pedestrian Accident $2,400,000

    Our client was a pedestrian that was struck by a car. This accident caused a severe injury that resulted in leg amputation.

  • Head-On Collision Results in Passenger’s Death $2,300,000

    A 23-year-old male was a passenger in a vehicle that crossed into the path of a school bus and struck it head-on, which resulted in his death.

  • Cable Man Slipped on a Half Inch of Ice in the Entryway $2,250,000

    A 34-year-old man was installing cable television equipment at a condominium complex when he slipped on a half-inch of ice in the entryway, causing him to fall on his back and hit his head. As a result, the man underwent three invasive procedures due to lumbar spine injuries. Despite the procedures, he was determined to be 40 percent disabled, limiting his future ability to work in a full-time, labor-intensive position.

  • Low-Impact Sideswipe $2,050,000

    A 34-year-old driver was sideswiped on the highway and later developed failed back syndrome, leaving him unable to work and suffering from chronic pain.

  • Fall on Ice $1,900,000

    Our diabetic client fell on the ice and broke their ankle. Rubbing from the ankle cast caused a non-healing wound which led to leg amputation.

  • Death Due to Failure to Diagnose $1,650,000

    Death due to failure to diagnose skin cancer.

  • Scooter Accident $1,250,000

    A scooter operator was hit after the defendant attempted to make a left-hand turn. The client suffered severe injuries, including a fractured hip and a concussion.

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WHY CHOOSE CARTER MARIO LAW FIRM?

  • Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Recovered

    We have secured countless victories on behalf of injured clients throughout the state of Connecticut since 1989.

  • Experience on Your Side

    We have been fighting for personal injury victims throughout Connecticut for more than three decades, and we're just getting started. 

  • Committed to Our Community

    We are dedicated to serving our community inside and outside of the courtroom, and even run a statewide outreach initiative to give back.

  • A Team That Puts You First

    At Carter Mario Law Firm, our clients are our number one priority. This is why we provide every client with 24/7 access to the legal team working on their case.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Real Stories from Real People
  • Client
    Such a great experience.

    “I had such a great experience with Carter Mario Law Firm. Everyone was amazing, helpful and comforting during this stressful time.”

    - Michelle P.
  • Client
    It felt really good to have someone.

    “My son suffered an injury after being hurt in a car accident, and it felt really good to have someone fighting for the person you love.”

    - Alex M.
  • Client
    Took so much stress off of me.

    “When I had my work-related injury, Carter Mario took on the workers’ comp insurance company that tried to belittle me and dealt with them, which took so much stress off of me. Thank you so much.”

    - Ruth H.
  • Client
    The team has helped me incredibly.

    “Excellent client services and professional. The team has helped me incredibly throughout the aftermath of an accident from day one.”

    - Jeremy G.
  • Client
    Tough and fearless.

    “Look no further, you have found the best personal injury law firm in Connecticut. Tough and fearless, and I cannot think of anyone better to represent me.”

    - Phillip Y.
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