St. Louis Bus Accident Lawyers
When the Worst Happens, We’re Here to Advocate for You
Buses tend to be safer than cars—that is until an accident occurs. The size of the average bus makes for a large-scale accident. Victims are liable to suffer either serious or life-ending injuries. Fortunately, the law grants victims and their families the right to pursue compensation from the negligent, at-fault party.
If you or someone you love was injured in a bus accident, DiPasquale Moore will fight to maximize your compensation. Bus accidents often involve more than one negligent party, such as a bus driver, bus parts manufacturer, school district, and/or city bus company. This means you may have to file a claim against several parties, as well as meet multiple deadlines. Our bus accident lawyers in St. Louis, MO know how to handle complex cases such as these.
Talk to a St. Louis bus accident attorney today—call (314) 926-9144 for a free consultation.
Bus Accident Cases We Can Help With
DiPasquale Moore is equipped to take on bus accident cases involving:
- School buses
- City buses
- Party buses
- Charter buses
- Tour buses
- Travel buses, such as Greyhound
Our bus accident attorneys exclusively represent those injured. When you work with us, you are working with a team dedicated to your best interests. We will focus all our efforts on getting you the compensation you need, whether that’s for medical costs, pain and suffering, missed time from work, or the like.
How to Prove a Bus Accident Case
Bus accident victims and their attorneys will need to prove a few factors to recover compensation. The first, and arguably the most important, is fault for the crash. No party can recover compensation if they were the one primarily at fault for the accident.
Common causes of bus accidents include:
- Driver distraction
- Driving under the influence
- Driver fatigue
- Buses in poor maintenance
- Roads in poor maintenance
- Lack of training among bus drivers
- Failing to check blind spots and/or mirrors
Once the cause of the accident is uncovered, the at-fault party will need to be identified. This is easier said than done. It is best to work with a legal professional who has experience in investigating bus accidents and all their moving parts.
In addition to fault, bus accident victims must also prove the following to recover compensation:
- The at-fault party owed them a duty of care, which exists between everyone on the road. (Bus drivers must act with care for the safety of their passengers, other drivers, and pedestrians alike).
- The negligent act (and cause of the accident) was a violation of that duty, such as drunk and impaired driving, distracted driving, or driver fatigue/overwork.
- The accident caused them injury and damages, such as pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages.
At this point, you may be wondering who is considered at fault for an accident that involves a school bus driver or city bus driver. In such cases, the employer (a school district, government agency, or other company) will be responsible for the actions of its employees. Take note, however, that a bus driver and their employer are not always at fault for a bus crash. Passenger car drivers, commercial truck drivers, and even motorcyclists and bicyclists may be at fault.
Find Out if You’re Entitled to Compensation
DiPasquale Moore offers free, no-risk consultations in which bus accident victims can learn their rights and options. If you or a loved one has been injured, we encourage you to reach out to us. We are proud to help clients access the support they need after negligence wreaks havoc on their lives. That means we fight not only for your full and fair compensation, but also for your peace of mind.
Additionally, our St. Louis bus accident lawyers work on contingency fees: You only pay if we win your case. With millions already recovered for clients across Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois, you can rest easy knowing your case is in good hands.
Contact DiPasquale Moore online for a free consultation.