Bus Accident Lawyer

Bus Accidents

Many kinds of buses can be found on Michigan roads every day: city buses, school buses, tour or charter buses, airport or hotel shuttles, medical transport buses, and more. Due to their size and weight, buses have less maneuverability and take longer to stop than other vehicles, and their high profiles and center of gravity increase the risk of rollovers. At the same time, bus passengers are not usually afforded the same safety features as are standard in passenger cars, such as seatbelts and airbags. This means that when a bus is involved in a crash, it can easily result in injuries to other motorists as well as bus passengers. Approximately 60,000 bus crashes occur each year in the United States.

In most cases, a bus passenger and the driver and passengers of any other involved vehicle are entitled to Michigan No-Fault benefits from their own car insurance company, or under the car insurance policy of a relative who lives in the same household. These benefits include payment of some or all medical expenses, three years of lost wages, and the home care needed due to the injuries.

Numerous Areas of Potential Responsibility

If serious injuries, disfigurement, or death results from a bus crash, a number of other parties may be liable for pain and suffering and excess economic damages. The crash may have been the fault of the bus driver or the driver of another vehicle. If the crash resulted from a mechanical problem, a maintenance or repair company or the bus manufacturer might have some liability for the resulting injuries. The bus company or government entity who runs the bus line may also be responsible for the crash. If the bus is run by a government entity, there are notice requirements and other legal hurdles to a negligence lawsuit.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus collision, there is no need to worry about these complex issues. The trustworthy attorneys at Gruel Mills have extensive experience investigating bus crashes to determine who was responsible for the crash, identifying and pursuing all of the responsible parties, and getting clients the recovery they need and deserve after being injured in a bus crash.

To schedule a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case with one of our experienced bus crash attorneys, please contact us online or call us at 616-235-5500. We handle all bus crash cases on a contingency basis, which means you do not have to pay for our services unless we recover money for you.

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