For millions of Americans across the country, a bus is their primary source of transportation. In
fact, most of the major cities in America have invested millions of dollars in developing new
routes and creating a more robust public transportation option for their citizens.
However, the convenience and affordability of buses are offset by how dangerous a bus
accident can be. What makes bus accidents unique is that the average bus can hold dozens of
people, resulting in more personal injuries from an accident. In addition, due to the bus size,
they can wreak havoc on other motorists and pedestrians on the road due to a bus accident.
At Flores Law Group, we understand that millions of Americans trust public transportation,
including buses, and when bus accidents break this trust, those responsible need to be held
accountable. After a bus accident, you need to call a trusted personal injury law firm to help you
get the compensation you deserve. We stop at nothing to find everyone responsible for your bus
accident and bring them to justice.
If you want to learn more about filing a personal injury claim due to a bus accident, we would
love to speak with you today!
Understanding Bus Accidents
Bus accidents are not as common as other motor vehicle accidents, but their impact on the
victims is still devastating. Recent research reveals that bus accidents in America have resulted
in tens of thousands of injuries, including fatalities, among bus drivers and passengers.
Additionally, cyclists and pedestrians have also suffered severe and fatal injuries in traffic
accidents, some of which likely involved bus collisions.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) supports these findings with its own
data, indicating an average of approximately 15,000 bus crashes annually in America that result
in injuries or fatalities.
Some of the More Common Bus Accident Situations
Like motor vehicle accidents, the variation of bus accidents can differ significantly to how many
people were affected and who is the negligent party. At Flores Law Group, we have the
experience to determine who is at fault for your bus accident and successfully acquire the
compensation that you deserve. Here are some of the more common bus accident situations we
deal with at Flores Law Group.
● Bus accidents involving a single vehicle include instances where buses veer off the road
● Crashes between buses and pedestrians, particularly at intersections and in school
● Injuries sustained by bus passengers who are not wearing seat belts, especially during
sudden braking or sharp turns.
● Injuries to disabled persons who are not properly secured in a bus, or when the bus is
not properly equipped to transport disabled persons.
● Collisions between buses and other motor vehicles, both on highways and within urban
● Crashes between buses and cyclists can happen when buses unintentionally enter
These examples are just a tiny sample of the bus accident personal injury claims we handle at
Flores Law Group. No matter what type of bus accident you were in, you have the legal right to
pursue damages from those responsible. Let us do all the heavy lifting and get you the
compensation you need to accommodate the pain and suffering you experienced during and
after a bus accident.
The Personal Injuries We See the Most of at Flores Law Group
With years of experience dealing with personal injury claims involving bus accidents, we know
how severe bus accident injuries can be. Much like other motor vehicle accidents, bus accident
injuries can range from mild cuts and bruises that need no medical care to severe spinal cord
injuries that require emergency and ongoing medical care. Here is a list of some of the most
common bus accident injuries:
● Traumatic brain injuries can render you unconscious or with lifelong impairments. The
effects of traumatic brain injuries can last long after the bus accident, even in some
cases leading to permanent disability or even death.
● Spinal cord injuries lead to loss of sensation or numbness, tingling, and pain in your
extremities. Spinal cord injuries can sometimes lead to permanent disabilities like
● Crushed limbs that can often lead to amputation.
● Bone fractures and orthopedic injuries may cause chronic pain and limited mobility even
● Burns causing disfiguring scars and significant challenges for our clients.
● Internal injuries to vital organs can result in lifelong health complications.
The Industry Leading Services We Provide You
At Flores Law Group, we understand that potential clients reach out to us during a challenging
and traumatic period in their lives. We know that you or a loved one have experienced life-
altering injuries due to bus accidents, leading to various hardships. These include substantial
medical expenses, financial strain due to work absences, and profound physical and emotional
Our mission is to provide industry-leading services that assist and support you. We are
dedicated to representing you and ensuring you receive the maximum available compensation
for your injuries and losses. We aim to hold accountable not only the parties responsible for the
bus accidents but also anyone else with a legal obligation to address the consequences caused
by the parties at fault.
In this section, we will go over everything that we do to ensure you get every penny you are
owed for those responsible for the bus accident.
Finding Those Liable
When handling a bus accident personal injury claim, one of our initial tasks is to thoroughly
investigate the incident’s details to identify the parties who may be liable for compensating you.
Each accident is approached as a unique event. We use a combination of experience and
expertise to bring everyone liable to justice.
While the ultimate outcome of a personal injury claim cannot be predicted with certainty at the
outset, we have found there are several parties that commonly bear responsibility for personal
injury in bus accidents.
● Bus drivers who make errors while operating the vehicle, resulting in a crash.
● Bus operators, which encompass charter companies, school districts, and municipal
transit authorities, are accountable for the actions of the bus drivers they employ. They
may also be liable for damages if they fail to properly inspect and maintain the buses.
● Mechanics and other service providers associated with buses may be at fault for failing
to ensure the safety of passengers and the general public by adequately maintaining the
● Bus manufacturers who produce and sell buses containing defective parts that can
malfunction and cause accidents.
● Municipal officials and agencies are responsible for designing, constructing, and
maintaining streets and intersections, which should facilitate safe passage for buses,
motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians alike.
When handling a personal injury claim involving a bus accident, we face the crucial task of
thoroughly evaluating the extent of harm that you suffered. We have found that each of our
clients experienced unique injuries, and the impact of these injuries varies from person to
At Flores Law Group, we pride ourselves on our ability to fully comprehend the toll the
bus accident has taken on your life and family. Our goal is to ensure that when the time comes
to seek damages, we will pursue the maximum compensation we can. While every case is
distinct, the compensation we can get relatively stays the same across all bus accident personal
injury claims. Here is a list of the most common areas you can receive compensation.
● The most common source of compensation comes from current and future medical
expenses incurred for treating your injuries.
● You can also receive compensation for other accident-related expenses that you
currently face or will deal with.
● Any lost wages and income due to temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent you
from working. These disabilities can include broken bones and paralysis.
● You may receive compensation for physical and emotional pain and suffering
experienced both during the bus accident and in the future. This includes strain on
personal relationships and a diminished quality of life.
● In certain instances, punitive damages may be pursued to hold the party at fault for the
bus accident accountable for their extreme or outrageous conduct.
Bus Accident FAQ
How Much Money Can I Expect from My Bus Accident Personal Injury
The short answer is we don’t know without thoroughly examining your personal injury claim. So
many factors go into determining the compensation you will get. Here are some of the factors
that help us determine the compensation you deserve.
First, there is the severity and impact of your injuries. Typically, the more severe your injuries,
the higher your medical expenses, other related costs, lost income, and pain and suffering. All
these factors contribute to your potential compensation.
The amount and nature of insurance that the responsible party carries.
Furthermore, you need to have significant evidence to determine the strength of your personal
injury claim. For example, cases built on solid evidence and compelling legal arguments
generally have a higher chance of obtaining more considerable compensation than cases where
liability is uncertain, or the amount of deserved damages is in question.
Finally, it ultimately comes down to the financial resources available to compensate you: The
size of the insurance policy held by the at-fault party and the assets used to satisfy your
damages can influence the overall value of your bus accident personal injury claim.
Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim Right After an Accident?
While you don’t need to file a personal injury claim after a bus accident, the sooner you can do
so, the better. For example, if you suffer a personal injury, you have a two-year timeframe from
the date of your injuries to file a personal injury claim to seek compensation.
However, it is essential to note that claims against state or municipal entities must be initiated
within six months of your injury through a Government Tort Claim. This must be filed with the
responsible public entity before any lawsuit can be filed. Although there are very limited
exceptions, failing to file your claim within six months can be fatal to your case. Blown statutes
of limitation often end many good personal injury cases. Be sure to act quickly to protect your
To sum up, you don’t need to delay when it comes to exploring filing a bus accident personal
injury claim. The sooner you consult with us regarding your bus accident, the lower the
likelihood of missing important deadlines, and the better your chances of securing the
compensation you deserve.
Picking the Right Bus Accident Attorneys
At Flores Law Group, we strive to get you what you are owed, no matter who is at fault. Our
team has the expertise to navigate even the most complicated bus accidents. We also believe in
having a personal relationship with our clients and ensuring you feel heard and understood
while going through something traumatic like a bus accident. If you would like to learn more
about how we can help you file a personal injury claim for a bus accident or several different
accidents, please contact us today!