Commercial buses are a common sight throughout Buffalo and the surrounding areas. These buses provide alternate transportation options throughout the city with the added benefit of reducing emissions. However, while there may be benefits that come with these vehicles, there are also drawbacks, including the risk of accidents with other motorists.

If you suffered injuries after a bus incident, there is no reason to delay speaking with a dedicated personal injury attorney. A Buffalo bus accident lawyer can help you take legal action to pursue the compensation you need to properly recover from your losses. Contact Richmond Vona today to schedule a consultation to learn more about how our team can be of service to you.

Determining Who is at Fault for a Bus Crash

There are different individuals and entities that may be responsible for a bus accident. Depending on the situation, each at-fault party could face liability after a crash. With the help of a skilled Buffalo bus accident attorney, it is possible to hold all at-fault parties accountable.

Bus Drivers

Bus drivers are often the most likely cause of a bus accident. Operating these large vehicles can be difficult, especially if the driver is acting negligently prior to the crash by disregarding traffic laws, driving distracted, or driving under the influence.

Bus Companies

Employers are often on the hook for the damages caused by their employees. When a bus driver acts outside the scope of their employment, the transportation company could also be held liable for resulting harm.

Government Entities

Not all commercial buses are commercially owned and operated. Many of the buses in Buffalo are managed by government entities like the city or the county. From school buses to mass transit, these vehicles serve various purposes. When a driver of a publicly-owned bus is negligent, the government could be liable for any damage the driver caused.

Other Negligent Drivers

In some scenarios, a bus driver may be obeying traffic laws and upholding their duty of care to the best of their ability, but a negligent truck, car, or motorcycle operator causes an avoidable collision. In these situations, a lawyer looks for evidence to hold the responsible driver accountable for their actions.

Bus Manufacturers

Some accidents occur due to a defective vehicle or part. When these mechanical defects cause a crash, the bus or bus part manufacturer could face liability for those injuries.

Damages in a Bus Accident Case

When an injury claim is successful, it results in a monetary award for the injured party. This type of compensation, also knowns as monetary damages, could reimburse an individual for economic and non-economic losses. Some of these could include:

  • Past and future medical bills related to the incident, including emergency room care, surgeries, follow-up visits, rehabilitation, and medical devices
  • Lost wages from missing work while recovering or seeking medical care
  • Property damage
  • Emotional and mental trauma
  • Pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life

An experienced Buffalo attorney will strive to understand all the ways a bus crash has impacted a person’s life and advocate on their behalf to receive the compensation they need to heal properly.

Enlist the Help of a Buffalo Bus Accident Attorney for Legal Guidance You Can Count On

Bus accidents frequently result in serious, life-altering bodily injuries. If you have suffered harm due to someone else’s negligence while traveling by this method of public transportation, let us help. A trusted Buffalo bus accident lawyer can fight in your corner and give you the guidance and support you need during a difficult time. Contact Richmond Vona today to schedule your free and confidential consultation.

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John E. Richmond
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As one of New York’s top personal injury attorneys, John E. Richmond understands that clients come first. With over a decade of experience representing plaintiffs, he knows how to hold negligent corporations and big insurance companies liable.
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In his nearly 15 years in practice, Keith has been consistently recognized for his client service and record of results. He has been selected for inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list four times (2013 to 2016), an honor reserved for the top up-and-coming attorneys.
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