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St. Bernard Parish Bus Accident Lawyer

Protecting Your Rights & Your Recovery

Bus accidents injure and kill hundreds of people each year. Recent crash data indicates that thousands of buses are involved in accidents annually, leaving over 10,000 people suffering serious injuries. Bus accidents are unique in many ways, as buses are often owned and operated by private, public, or government entities, such as school districts or transportation authorities. This can greatly complicate issues of liability.

You need an experienced St. Bernard Parish bus accident lawyer on your side who can clearly represent your case, establish liability, and hold the party responsible for your injuries. As a former insurance adjuster that has handled over 1,000 personal injury cases, the founding attorney at The Law Offices of Dan A. Robin, Jr., LLC has the passion and dedication needed to recover the compensation you deserve.

Find out more in a free consultation with our legal team! Call (504) 267-2440to get started.

Why Do I Need An Attorney To Represent Me In A Bus Accident?

These accidents can involve buses used for public transportation, buses run by private companies for long distance travel, tour buses, and even school buses. Bus accidents can be caused by a number of factors, including driver error or fatigue, operating under the influence of alcohol or substance abuse, poor road conditions, and maintenance issues. Sadly, most of the time, an accident could have prevented if the driver wasn't careless and/or negligent.

Bus accidents can be caused by factors including:

  • Improper maintenance
  • Driver error or negligence
  • Drunk driving
  • Rider distractions
  • Flammable seat cushions
  • Faulty emergency exits
  • Dangerous roadways
  • Weather conditions
  • Defective parts/products
  • Tire blow-outs

When a public transportation accident occurs, it is almost never the victim's fault. It could be the driver's fault; perhaps they were speeding, driving while intoxicated, or were distracted. It could be another involved driver's fault as well. Additionally, most buses in Louisiana are not equipped and prepared for such accidents and do not have seatbelts. It is one thing when an individual chooses not to wear his/her seatbelt, but it is something else when he/she did not even have the choice to begin with. Our St. Bernard Parish bus accident lawyers can help you fight to receive the compensation you deserve.

Injury Attorney Serving Chalmette & St. Bernard Parish

Issues of driver training, bus manufacturing defects, maintenance problems, and other negligence issues need to be investigated in bus accident cases. Whether you were a passenger, pedestrian, bicyclist, or the driver of another vehicle involved in a bus accident, if you have been injured, you need an attorney who can help you work to obtain maximum compensation for your injuries. Bus companies will aggressively defend claims brought against them and do everything they can to make sure you lose your case. It is important to get the proper legal advice prior to dealing with these entities that have legal staff at their disposal.

Whether you live in St. Bernard Parish or were visiting the area on vacation, you deserve representation to assist you in your injury case. Our firm can provide you with a free consultation. Call (504) 267-2440 today. 

Commonly Asked Questions

What should I do immediately after being involved in a bus accident in St. Bernard Parish?

If you're involved in a bus accident in St. Bernard Parish, it's crucial to first ensure your safety and seek medical attention. Then, document the scene by taking photos and gathering witness information. It's also important to report the accident to the authorities. After these initial steps, contacting a St. Bernard Parish bus accident lawyer is advisable to discuss your legal options and ensure your rights are protected.

How is liability determined in a bus accident case in Louisiana?

Liability in a Louisiana bus accident case is determined by investigating the accident's circumstances, including driver behavior, vehicle maintenance records, and road conditions. A St. Bernard Parish bus accident lawyer can help uncover evidence, such as traffic camera footage or black box data, to establish fault and hold the responsible parties accountable for your injuries.

Can I seek compensation if I was injured as a pedestrian in a bus accident in Chalmette?

Yes, if you were injured as a pedestrian in a bus accident in Chalmette, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. It's important to consult with a bus accident lawyer who can help you navigate the legal process and advocate for the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

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