Bus accidents can involve complex insurance issues that are not present in most other types of accidents. One of the most serious issues can involve finding a party with enough insurance to pay for the damages, especially when many people are injured.
DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers represents people injured in all types of accidents, including bus accidents. We also represent families in cases of wrongful death. If you or a loved one was involved in a bus accident, we urge you to contact our attorneys as soon as possible. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can go to work for you, collecting and preserving evidence of liability, and identifying all possible sources of insurance. Consultations are always free, and you are never responsible for attorney fees unless we can recover compensation for you.
Our personal injury lawyers have received multiple awards and recognition in their field of representing injured people such as the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Super Lawyers, among others.
Bus Accidents and Liability
Our lawyers represent clients injured on the Connective Corridor Bus Service bus company, as well as smaller bus services. As common carriers, buses are required to follow a number of safety regulations that do not apply to other vehicles. Bus companies are also required to carry substantial insurance policies. However, when a large number of people are injured, even commercial insurance policies can be quickly exhausted.
Other sources of insurance in a bus accident may include:
- The manufacturer of the bus if it was defective
- The company that maintained the bus if it was negligent
- The city or county government responsible for maintaining the roadway if the accident was caused in whole or in part by roadway defects
- Another driver who was responsible in whole or in part
Bus accidents are typically more complex than the average car accident. It is important to hire an attorney with in-depth knowledge of bus accident cases. With more than 30 years of experience, our lawyers understand what it takes to successfully pursue maximum compensation for our clients.
Serving Bus Accident Victims in Syracuse, Upstate New York and Surrounding Areas
Call our Syracuse-based bus accident lawyers at 315-479-9000 or contact us online. Consultations are free. For your convenience, weekend appointments and off-site visits are available.