Ferguson & Ferguson
Attorneys at Law
Private, metro, charter, and school bus accidents can be devastating because of the number of passengers onboard. Most buses are not equipped with, or do not require riders to utilize seat belts. Combine these facts with the realization that many of the occupants are moving around the bus when the accident occurs, and you have the makings of a very serious bus accident.
Statistically, buses are one of the safest forms of transportation in Alabama. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that bus accidents represented 0.5 percent of fatal accidents in 2006; about two-thirds of these were collisions with other vehicles, while one-third were pedestrian accidents or rollovers. Approximately 12,000 people suffer serious injuries, and 330 others are killed each year in bus accidents. Statistics show that there are approximately 9,000 bus accidents in the United States every year. According to the Center for National Truck and Bus Safety Statistics, the most common fatal bus related accidents are car-bus collisions and pedestrian accidents. More than 60% of bus accident fatalities involve another vehicle and 25% involve a pedestrian.
There are Many Causes of Bus Accidents:
- Old buses with outdated equipment
- Poor Visibility
- Onboard Fires
- Poor Maintenance
- Bad Roads
- Driver Error
- Driver Fatigue
- Aggressive Driving
- Poor Driving for Weather Conditions
- Lack Of Safety Meetings and Training
- Pedestrians Entering the Bus Lane
- Passenger Vehicles Veering in the Bus Lane
- Brake Failure
Damages You Can Recover in a Bus Accident
The Law Office Of Ferguson and Ferguson is a experienced bus accident law firm with a long track record of obtaining for clients the compensation and accountability they deserve. An individual who negligently operates a motor vehicle may be liable for a wide variety of damages that an accident can cause, including but not limited to the following:
- Disability and Disfigurement
- Loss of Consortium
- Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- Mental and Emotional Distress
- Out of Pocket Expenses
- Pain and Suffering
- Property Damage
Don’t let an insurance company decide what your personal injury claim is worth, contact us today. It’s our job to get you the money you’re truly owed.
Why Hire Personal Injury Attorneys Ferguson and Ferguson
The law offices of Ferguson and Ferguson takes pride in giving each client individual and personal attention.
- We are committed to excellent client service.
- We care about our clients, and have patience.
- Free phone consultation 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays
- Free office consultation as late as 7 p.m. and Saturdays also
- Locations near you
- We answer all our clients calls, or return them promptly.
- We keep our clients informed of the status of their case.
- We make sure that our clients understand each step of their case.
- We have great compassion for the physical, emotional, and financial problems that our clients suffered, and will do everything possible to get them through their difficult time.
If you or your loved one has been a victim of a bus accident, you should talk to one of our bus accident lawyers as soon as possible. We can start reviewing your claim to determine if you have a personal injury case. We understand how important it is for you to be compensated for your injuries.
Medical costs are incredibly high, even with health insurance, and it is near impossible for an individual to pay for prescriptions, hospital bills and any additional care that is needed. The catastrophic damage that can be caused by a bus or transportation accident can also leave you unable to work. You should not have to worry and be left to deal with the financial burden of an accident that you did not cause. An attorney from our firm will fight to gain you compensation to cover the cost of pain and suffering that a bus accident can lead to. If you have been injured in a bus accident, or you have lost a loved because of the negligence of bus driver, we will hold the liable parties responsible. When we cannot settle a case involving a bus or mass transit accident, we have the resources and legal talent to take your case to court. Further, if you were injured while riding on a bus, we can help.
Free Case Review
Making the decision to hire a bus accident lawyer is an important choice that takes careful consideration. It is important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible after being involved in a bus accident. If you need a bus injury lawyer for your bus injury case, call or email us. The experienced Huntsville bus accident attorneys at Ferguson and Ferguson have more than 45 years of experience representing accident victims. Our consultations are free. We can visit you or your loved one at a hospital, residence, or workplace. Some lawyers, due to their lack of skill or resources, may not pursue all claims and compensation available to you. If you have been a victim of a bus accident in Huntsville, Decatur, Atlanta, Birmingham or Nashville, do not hesitate to call our skilled and experienced bus accident attorneys for a free assessment of your situation. Call now 1-800-752-1998 or 256-534-3435. We are here to help.
Huntsville Office Location:
303 Williams Avenue SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
Decatur Office Location:
401 Lee Street, Suite 607A
Decatur, AL 35601
Our bus accident attorneys serve every city and county in the State of Alabama and Nationwide.