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 environmentally conscious. City driving requires a great deal of concentration due to the congestion of other vehicles, one way streets, pedestrians and bicyclists and, 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.
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 entities "sovereign immunity" with a few exceptions. Our skilled team of city bus attorneys can help you determine if your accident For more than 30 years, The Law Offices of John Day has handled 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. Our offices are located in Middle Tennessee but we handle cases across the State of Tennessee. And, we are always happy to come to you if for any reason it is inconvenient for you to come to us.
We understand that clients do not want to pay anything out-of-pocket to find out if they have a case. Likewise, for most people, a serious accident can put a real strain on family finances. That is why we offer a free, initial consultation with no obligation so that you can understand your legal rights as well as your legal options. If we think you have a case and you hire us to pursue it, our award-winning attorneys handle all bus accident cases on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if we recover money for you. To get started, you just need to call:
While our offices are in Middle Tennessee, we are always happy to come to you if for any reason it is inconvenient for you to come to us. We handle bus accident cases across the State of Tennessee, and we would be privileged to help you and your family.
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?