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Bus Accident Lawyers in Boston

Fighting for the Compensation You & Your Family Need to Move Forward

School buses transport about 23.5 million children to school every year, according to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Despite procedures and safeguards in place to ensure the safety of riders on school buses, on average about 6 school-aged children die in a traffic crash involving a school bus every year. School and transit buses account for about 41% and 33% of all buses involved in fatal crashes.

At Mitcheson & Lee LLP, our legal team provides dedicated representation for the victims of bus accidents and their families. We understand that an injury claim will not undo what's been done, but it can provide you and your family with what you need to put this incident behind you. Contact us today to learn how we can help with your case.

Call (617) 934-3207 or send us a message for a free consultation with our Boston bus accident attorneys.

Causes of Bus Accidents

There are various reasons as to why a bus driver may be involved in a bus accident. Unfortunately, bus drivers are not immune to the acts of negligence that are common among all drivers: Distractions, speeding, and lack of awareness are just a few examples. Bus accidents can also be caused by external factors that are out of the driver’s control, such as the weather, road conditions, and more.

Common causes include, but are not limited to:

  • Distracted driving

  • Inadequate training of bus drivers

  • Excessive speeding

  • Inclement weather, such as heavy rain or a snow storm

  • Blind spots in operating a large vehicle

  • Operating a motor vehicle in low visibility settings, such as nighttime or during a storm

  • Running a red light or stop sign

  • Poor maintenance of the bus

Who is Liable for Bus Accidents?

When bus accidents occur, multiple parties may be liable for the resulting damages. The bus driver can be solely liable if their negligence alone is the cause of the accident, but this is not always the case. Their employer — such as schools, municipalities, and transportation companies — can be held liable for hiring unqualified drivers or failing to adequately train their drivers. Other parties who may be liable in cases of bus accidents include vehicle manufacturers, mechanics, the people who repair the roads, and more.

Our bus accident attorneys in Boston will work to determine the cause of your injuries and hold the responsible parties accountable. We can examine the scene of the accident and investigate photographs, surveillance footage, maintenance records, and hiring documents to identify potential liability. We can also seek the assistance of expert witnesses to help with your case.

The Benefits of Experienced Legal Representation

In Massachusetts, there are a total of 11,784 registered buses. An accident involving one of these buses could lead to the loss of loved ones, and or permanent bodily and emotional injuries that would require life-long medical care.

Bus accidents lawsuits can be especially hard to pursue without help from professional personal injury attorneys experienced in vehicle accident cases. Experienced attorneys could determine the parties liable for the accident, keep track of a time-sensitive lawsuit, and organize the complicated dynamics of an accident. A bus accident may be especially time sensitive. At Mitcheson & Lee LLP, we investigate the scene of an accident as early as possible to gather evidence before it becomes compromised or destroyed. Our knowledgeable bus accident attorneys in Boston are ready to protect your rights and obtain justice for you and your loved ones.

To schedule a complimentary consultation, call us today at (617) 934-3207 or complete our contact form to reach our legal team.