When you board a bus, you expect the professional driver behind the wheel to drive safely and reasonably. Unfortunately, careless bus drivers and other instances of negligence do lead to catastrophic accidents from time to time. If you or a loved one was injured in a bus accident in Chattanooga or the surrounding areas, you may be able to pursue compensation for the resulting injury and damages. For a free consultation, please call Herbert Thornbury Attorney at Law, at (423) 443-3973.
Bus Accident Claims
These cases may involve virtually any type of bus, such as:
- Large tour buses
- School buses
- City buses
- Regional and cross-country buses
Our experienced attorney can determine the ultimate source of the accident and who should be held responsible. Buses may be owned and operated by private companies, government agencies, contractors or others. Determining who is accountable for the accident is part of what Mr. Thornbury does every day.
Common Causes of Bus Accidents
For the most part, bus drivers are responsible, safe professionals who do all they can to avoid a crash. But unfortunately, these drivers are susceptible to the same moments of carelessness and negligence as other motorists.
When a bus driver causes a crash, it may be due to one of the following:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Reckless driving
- Inadequate driving experience
- Inadequate training
There are several other ways that the accident may be linked to someone else's negligence other than the driver's:
- Defective roads
- Inadequate bus maintenance
- Defective automotive parts
Mr. Thornbury will review the details of your case for free, and then he can let you know whether you have a claim to pursue compensation. At our law firm, our team is committed to informing you of all of your options. We want you to feel comfortable with any decision you make moving forward.
Compensation for Bus Accident Claims
If you have a case, Mr. Thornbury will work aggressively to pursue maximum compensation on your behalf. In a successful recovery, compensation may be awarded for the following things and others:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Prescription medication costs
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
As someone injured in an accident that was not your fault, you need and deserve compensation so that you can begin to heal and rebuild your life. Catastrophic bus accidents can have a serious impact on your life, costing you a lot of money, and causing you pain and emotional trauma.
To find out if you have a case, please call Herbert Thornbury Attorney at Law, at (423) 443-3973, for a free case evaluation. We are proud to serve Chattanooga and the surrounding areas. We do not charge you any fees unless compensation is recovered in your case.