Bus Accidents

Chalmette Bus Accident Lawyers

While less frequent than car collisions, bus accidents can have devastating consequences for everyone involved. Victims of bus collisions often suffer from significant physical and psychological trauma, compounded by an ensuing complex legal process. 

Tonry & Giraud is committed to helping accident victims in the wake of such incidents. We work to alleviate stress and confusion by providing highly experienced legal assistance and support in navigating the challenging matter of bus accident injury claims. 

You can reach us on our online contact form or call (504) 470-0738 to request a free case evaluation with a Chalmette bus accident attorney. 

Bus Accident Cases in St. Bernard Parish & the Surrounding Areas

Bus accidents affect victims uniquely because of buses’ larger size and mass compared to passenger vehicles. The forces at play in a bus accident can result in more severe injuries, often leaving victims facing a long and challenging recovery. 

Additionally, many buses lack seat belts or other standard safety features found in smaller vehicles, which can lead to greater harm during an accident.

Many types of buses can be involved in accidents, such as: 

  • City buses
  • School buses
  • Charter buses
  • Shuttles (airport or hotel)
  • Intercity buses (such as Greyhound)
  • Tour buses

Bus accidents can include collisions with other vehicles, single-bus crashes due to driver error or mechanical failure, buses striking pedestrians or bicyclists, rollovers caused by sharp turns or high speeds, accidents due to hazardous road conditions, and incidents resulting from poor bus maintenance. 

Bus accident victims can suffer from minor to severe injuries, ranging from lacerations and contusions to broken bones, internal injuries, and concussions to catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, or limbs lost to amputation. 

Legal Complexities in Bus Accident Injury Claims

Bus Corporations

Filing accident claims against large bus companies, such as Greyhound or tour operators, presents unique legal challenges. These corporations often have vast resources, including legal teams, who work to minimize company liability. 

One such complexity arises from the multifaceted nature of these businesses, which often cross state lines, subjecting them to various federal regulations and multiple states’ jurisdictions. This can serve as both a shield for the company and a maze for the victim to navigate. 

Furthermore, bus companies might attempt to shift blame onto victims or leverage contractual nuances to protect their interests. Their insurance policies often have significant coverage limits, and negotiating with insurers requires skill and tenacity. Collecting sufficient evidence to demonstrate fault may also prove difficult without timely and thorough investigation. 

City, County & Other Governmental Buses

Bus accidents can be equally complex when they involve city, county, or other governmental entities. These agencies are often afforded additional protections. Sovereign immunity can limit or complicate lawsuits against government agencies, making it necessary to seek proficient legal help to pursue claims successfully. 

Attorneys handling bus accident cases must be well-versed in transportation law, adept at confronting complicated corporate and governmental structures, and unyielding in pursuing justice for their clients.

Damages in Bus Accident Injury Claims 

As in other personal injury cases, the damages you can secure will be based on the circumstances of your case, which can include:

  • Medical expenses for immediate and future care
  • Lost wages and loss of future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Compensation for disability or disfigurement
  • Loss of quality of life

Connect with us online or at (504) 470-0738 to consult with a Chalmette bus accident attorney today. 

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How Tonry & Giraud Can Help Bus Accident Victims

Our firm is committed to providing you with the highest standards of professionalism and client service. 

We can help by:

  • Providing a clear understanding of your legal rights and options
  • Investigating the accident comprehensively to establish liability
  • Navigating the complex regulations governing public transportation
  • Contending with government entities and their legal protections
  • Seeking full and fair compensation through settlement or trial

Our firm stands ready to advocate for those impacted by bus accidents. We use our experience and skills to relieve you of the legal burden so that you can focus on recovery and rebuilding your life.

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