bus accidents

Bus Accidents In Alabama And Mississippi

Bus Accident - Pepper & Odom

Millions of people use public transportation, school buses and other types of mass transit every day. Although letting someone else take the wheel offers many benefits, bus accidents can cause serious injury or death to multiple victims in the blink of an eye. At Pepper & Odom Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys have  years of experience handling all types of bus accident cases and can help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.

Causes Of Bus Accidents

When you ride a bus or other form of mass transit, your life is in the hands of the vehicle operator. Unfortunately, not all bus operators drive responsibly or safely, and thousands of people are injured and hundreds are killed in bus crashes each year. Driver inattention and other negligent acts have the potential to cause severe injury or death to bus passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists and other motorists on the road. Some factors that may be involved in bus accidents include:

  • Operator inattention
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Failure to pay attention to road signs and signals
  • Driving while intoxicated

Bus accidents may involve vehicles such as:

  • Public & Commuter Buses
  • Commercially-owned buses (e.g., Greyhound)
  • School Buses
  • Shuttle Buses
  • Tour Buses
  • Buses for the elderly and handicapped, such as ACCESS

Determining Liability For Your Injuries

If you’ve been hurt in a bus accident, more than one individual or entity may be liable for your injuries. Our knowledgeable legal team will investigate the facts and evidence surrounding the incident and determine which parties to include in your Alabama or Mississippi bus accident claim. Depending on the specific circumstances, the following parties may be liable:

  • Government or public entity
  • Company that owns the buses (if private)
  • Bus driver
  • Vehicle maintenance facility
  • Vehicle manufacturer
  • Other motorists involved in the accident

Bus accident cases are often multifaceted and require the knowledge of skilled attorneys who are well-versed in dealing with government agencies, insurance companies, vehicle manufacturers and other potentially liable parties. Having a seasoned personal injury attorney by your side to protect your rights and interests will help to ensure that you receive maximum compensation for your injuries and losses.

Contact A Personal Injury Attorney In Birmingham, AL

If you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one in a bus accident, our compassionate and experienced personal injury lawyers at Pepper & Odom Law Firm can help. Contact us online or call 601-202-1111 in Mississippi. In Alabama, call 888-498-4516. If you’re unable to travel due to your injury, we will meet you at home or at the hospital for your convenience.