Mississippi Bus Accident Attorneys
Were You Injured in a Bus Accident? Make Sure You Know Your Rights –
Car crashes are dangerous enough, but what happens if you’re in an
accident with a bus? Whether you’re a bus passenger, a driver in
another vehicle, or a pedestrian/cyclist, you could find yourself facing
serious injuries. Insurance may help you cover the costs—if you
can figure out where to file your claim and how to defend it.
Commercial accident liability is a different domain than personal insurance,
especially if the government is involved. Make sure you have an experienced
lawyer on your side if you’re seeking compensation after a bus accident.
Types of Bus Accident Injuries
Like car crashes, bus accidents can cause a wide variety of injuries depending
on the circumstances. Victims may suffer:
- Dislocated joints
- Torn ligaments
- Broken bones
- Spinal injuries
- Herniated disks
- Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Organ damage
- Loss of limb
- Internal bleeding
Some of these injuries can require extensive treatment, or even alter your
life forever. Anyone involved in a collision, even a passenger on the
bus, should visit a doctor for a professional evaluation as soon as possible.
Contact Richard Schwartz & Associates about your bus accident today!
We’ve been serving the injured in Mississippi for over 30 years!
Tour Bus Accidents
Whether you’re on a cross-country road trip or a ride to an attraction
one town over, traveling by bus saves you the work of driving and lets
you skip straight to the fun with a tour guide. In return, the company
operating the bus has a responsibility to keep you safe. If any other
companies are involved—sometimes destinations will help sponsor
tours that bring them customers—they may share in the liability
should the driver cause an accident.
City Bus Accidents
Public transit is funded by the government and typically operated by public
employees, meaning the liability rests with either the city or the state.
You won’t be working with insurance held by the driver, but by the
government. Adding more bureaucracy into any process tends to introduce
new complexities. If you’re confused about how to start a claim
or how to follow up, ask one of our team members for help.
School Bus Accidents
Though school buses are government-funded, they are often operated by contractors.
The school district and/or the company providing the buses and drivers
may both be liable for issues including poor driving, missed maintenance,
or other hazards arising from either of their negligence.
Can I File a Lawsuit Against the Government?
Private transit companies have tremendous legal resources at their disposal
in the face of a lawsuit, but despite that, they are often easier to sue
than the government. Here’s what you need to know if you’re
in a dispute with any state-owned entity.
Special Procedural Requirements
Before you can even start a case against the government, you may have to
work with internal departments to try to resolve your claim. If that doesn’t
work, you can’t just take them to court. First, you must file a
written claim of notice. Then, you only have a certain amount of time
to file suit (and it’s much shorter than the 3-year statute of limitations
for most civil claims in Mississippi). You’ll want a lawyer on your
side to ensure you meet their exact instructions, so your case isn’t
Experienced Attorneys for Your Bus Accident Claim
If you’ve been injured in an accident, recovering can take a lot
of your time and energy. However, you don’t want to let your opportunity
to receive compensation slip away. Richard Schwartz & Associates is
here to advocate for you. Our attorneys handle the hard work and complex
mechanisms of our legal system because we know you don’t need more
on your plate.
Reach out to our Mississippi personal injury team now if you were injured
in a bus accident. We’re waiting to help you! Call us at (601) 869-0696 or send us a message online
to tell us about your case.