Municipal Bus Accidents
More and more people in metropolitan areas are choosing to use public transportation in the form of municipal buses. The benefits of municipal buses are numerous. First, by riding a city bus, you avoid the cost of maintaining, insuring and parking a vehicle. Municipal buses are also considered eco-friendly for those who are "green" conscious. By riding the city or municipal bus, you can leave the driving and the frustrating traffic to someone else while you relax, read or work. Because let's face it, city driving requires a great deal of concentration due to the congestion of other vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists.
If you have been injured in a municipal bus accident, you need to know the bus company owes different duties to different people. As to the passengers on the bus, the bus company is considered a "common carrier" and it owes its passengers the highest degree of care. For other motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists, the bus company is required to exercise a reasonable degree of care.
Most city buses are owned by governmental entities, and special rules of liability apply. Under Tennessee law, the Governmental Tort Liability Act gives governmental immunities "sovereign immunity" with a few exceptions. Our skilled team of city bus attorneys can help you determine if your accident fits into one of those exceptions. In addition, to pursue a case against a governmental entity, special procedural rules apply along with caps on damages. We have more than 80 years of combined experience with claims against governmental entities, and we can make sure your rights are protected.
If you have been injured by a city bus, whether as a passenger, motorist, pedestrian or bicyclist, let us help you receive the maximum compensation reasonably possible for your physical, emotional and financial injuries. The Governmental Tort Liability Act only allows a very limited time for you to pursue your rights. So while it is never too soon to contact us, it can be too late. Contact us at 615-742-4880 or toll-free at 866.812.8787. We will provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your bus accident. And, if you injuries prevent you from coming to our office, we will gladly come to you at the hospital or your home.
Other Bus Accident Information:
- Causes of Bus Accidents
- Tour and Charter Bus Accidents
- School Bus Accidents
- Church Bus and Church Van Accidents
- Prison Bus Accidents
- Medical Transport Accidents
- Hotel and Airport Shuttle Bus Accidents
- Bus Crash Statistics
- Investigation of Bus Accidents
- Spoliation of Evidence in Bus Accident Cases
- Damages Recoverable from a Bus Accident
- Can I file suit if I am still treating for my injuries?
- Can I file suit if the negligent driver died in the accident?