Bus Accident Lawyers in Ohio

Due to the amount of buses on the road and their massive size, when a bus is involved in a crash, the results can be catastrophic. If you are injured in a bus accident, a lot of complicated issues may arise and it is important to review your options with a capable legal professional.

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Ohio Bus Accident Lawyer

Every day millions of people rely on buses to get them to work, school, or while traveling on vacation. According to the Federal Motor Safety Administration (FMCSA), there are over 860,000 buses (e.g. school buses, charter/tour buses, commuter buses, and motor coaches) registered in the United States. The FMCSA requires special training for bus drivers as well as regular inspections to ensure that buses are operating safely. Despite the safety regulations that are currently in place, bus accidents are not a rare event and they often have devastating consequences.

In 2013, there were 66,000 bus accidents across the United States resulting in 280 fatalities and over 18,000 injuries. Ohio has also felt the effects of serious bus accidents. A report by the Ohio Department of Public Safety indicates that there were over 3,000 bus crashes in 2013 and 7 of those accidents were fatal. Serious bus accidents do not just pose a serious risk to occupants. Over 700 pedestrians were either injured or killed in crashes involving buses in 2013.

Too often, negligence plays a role in bus accidents. Common causes of bus accidents include:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Driver distraction
  • Driver error
  • Mechanical failure or faulty equipment
  • Speeding
  • Inadequate training of drivers
  • Failure to maintain the bus
  • Poor road conditions

If you been seriously injured because of the negligence or wrongful conduct of another party, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical costs
  • Loss of income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium

If you have lost a loved one in a bus accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to recover wrongful death benefits including:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of financial contributions
  • Loss of their loved one’s comfort and society

Depending on the type of bus involved and the specific circumstances of your case, establishing liability may be complicated as multiple parties may bear responsibility. Bus accident cases tend to be complex, which is why you need a skilled and experienced personal injury lawyer by your side.

Contact an Experienced Ohio Bus Accident Lawyer

At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, our bus accident lawyers have more than four centuries of combined legal experience. With more than 20 attorneys, we have the experience and resources to handle complex, highly contested personal injury cases. Many of our attorneys have previously worked in the insurance industry or as motor vehicle accident lawyer, which means they have a unique understanding of how personal injury cases work and how to build the strongest case possible.

When you hire us, at least one attorney and two paralegals will be assigned to your case. We will begin working immediately to investigate your accident, gather evidence, and interview witnesses. Let us put our significant experience to work on your behalf — guiding you through the complicated legal process and helping you to obtain the compensation that will allow you to move forward with your life after a serious injury. Our firm has obtained countless favorable settlements and verdicts on behalf of accident victims and we will fight for the maximum compensation in your case.

To learn how we can help, call us at 1-800-HURT-NOW or fill out our online contact form to arrange a free initial consultation to discuss your legal options with the Ohio personal injury lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick.

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