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!
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
- 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
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
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.