You hear about it on the news on a regular basis - passengers and others motorists seriously injured when a Mega Bus or other large commercial bus causes a serious accident on a road or highway (e.g., Interstate 64 or Highway 158). When a massive commercial bus, or just a city commuter bus, hits a smaller vehicle, the damage inflicted can be catastrophic.
If you or a family member was badly hurt in an accident with a commercial bus or city bus, contact the experienced and skilled bus accident attorneys at Shapiro & Appleton. Our team of personal injury lawyers have extensive experience in bus accident cases and we know how to fight some of the largest bus companies in the country. Many large bus crashes and bus rollovers are caused by reckless or careless decisions of the bus operator or bus company. Examples of these causes include:
- Drowsy Driver
- Distracted Bus Driver
- Driver was Intoxicated or Medicated
- Neglect in the Maintenance of the Bus (e.g., bald tires, defective or worn brakes, etc.)
- Bus Mechanical Failure
- Bus Company Failed to Properly Train the Bus Driver
We are ready to take action to hold the negligent bus driver and the company that hired them accountable for their negligent conduct.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What if I'm from North Carolina (NC), headed to New York, get involved in a bus wreck in Virginia (VA), and the at-fault driver is from South Carolina (SC)... how do I determine which law applies?
- Is there a deadline for me to file a claim if I suffered injuries from a bus accident?
- If a common carrier vehicle hits me and I'm injured, what can I recover for my injuries?
From school bus accidents to city bus accidents to Greyhound bus accidents – these large vehicles can cause serious injury to dozens of passengers. Bus accidents can be caused by drive error or driver negligence, weather conditions, defective machinery, or lax bus maintenance.
What Makes Our Kitty Hawk & Nags Head Bus Accident Lawyers Different
Our firm is known for personal service. We decided years ago that it was important to distinguish ourselves from the competition. We have worked very hard at building our reputation and pride ourselves on it. When you choose an attorney to handle your case, think about this - most big firms handle thousands of cases and you will be just one of thousands.
This is what makes us different - you will have an actual attorney fighting for you and someone who you can contact when you have questions or concerns. Our personal injury law firm does not operate like most other firms in the area. With us, you will be treated like a person. We will know your name. We will know what happened to you. We will tell you what is going on with your case whenever you want to know.
Litigation with a big commercial bus company or a local government can be stressful and overwhelming. There is a reason why certain people do well as lawyers and certain people would rather not ever see the inside of a courtroom, much less address a jury. Every lawyer here enjoys a courtroom. Our team of attorneys are not afraid of a fight and have litigated numerous jury trials.