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Giving a Voice to the Injured

Virginia Bus Accident Lawyers

Get the Financial Help You Deserve After a Being Injured in a Bus Crash

Buses are modernizing to meet the changing transportation needs of Americans who now have access to ride-sharing services and other more private commuting options. Many cities are doing their best to expand options and services not only to support their public transportation system but also to remove cars from roads and cut down on emissions.

While more buses may equate to less carbon dioxide, they, too have their downsides. Between 2016 and 2017, the rate of fatal crashes caused by buses and large trucks increased by 9%. If bus travel continues to increase in popularity, that trend is likely to continue.

Because of their size and weight, public and commercial buses are more likely to cause serious injuries to passengers and other drivers when involved in a collision. If you were harmed in a bus accident that was caused by another person's negligence, you deserve compensation to help with medical bills, the costs of missing work, and other difficulties you are likely facing.

Call our experienced team of bus accident lawyers in Alexandria, VA at (571) 290-2390 to schedule a free consultation.

What Can The Barrera Law Firm Do for You?

At The Barrera Law Firm, we know how difficult it can be to deal with insurance adjusters while trying to recover from a serious injury. Not only do our Virginia bus accident attorneys take this burden off your shoulders, we also put our extensive experience and resources to work pursuing maximum compensation for damages you've sustained.

With over 75 years of legal experience under our belts, our team members are familiar with the moves insurance companies may make to deny you fair compensation. We can fight on your behalf to help you receive the settlement you need for a full recovery.

Some of our accident-related case results include:

  • $710,000 for a client injured in an auto accident.
  • $416,000 for a client who suffered a head injury.
  • $355,000 for a client injured by a distracted driver.

Determining the Cause of Your Bus Accident

It is far more likely drivers, bicyclists, or pedestrians will be injured or killed in a bus accident compared to those on board. Of course, this does not guarantee riders will remain safe; they may be thrown by the force of an impact or suffer injuries during a rollover. Passenger or non-occupant alike, anyone who sustains serious damage because of a bus accident will likely be able to recover compensation to help treat their injuries. To file a successful claim, you must know whose insurance to approach.

The first question to ask is who or what caused the accident. If blame is split between multiple parties or can be debated, insurers might try to assign blame to each other, so they do not have to pay.

Was the accident caused by:

  • A mistake made by the bus driver?
  • A third party (car, pedestrian, etc.) breaking traffic rules?
  • An equipment malfunction?
  • An unsafe section of road?

Accidents Caused by the Driver of Another Vehicle

If another driver caused a bus accident, anyone who was injured as a result may file claims against that person’s insurance. Due to the large number of victims these accidents can have, it may be hard to recover compensation, especially if the driver only carries the minimum policy amounts required. If you find yourself in this situation, our Virginia bus accident attorneys may be able to help you find another way to pursue compensation.

Accidents Caused by the Bus Driver

When the accident is caused by the bus driver, there are a few factors that could affect who is liable, including the type of bus involved.

  • 40% of bus accident involve school buses,
  • 35% involve transit buses,
  • 13% involve intercity buses,
  • The cause of the remaining 12% of accidents was not specified.

The liability holders for each of these accidents are different. When a bus is government-owned, such as school buses and most transit buses, you may have to abide by extra rules and shorter deadlines if you want to file a claim. Facing a school district or government agency can be difficult and frustrating due to the amount of red tape involved.

Whoever owns or charters a commercial bus is typically liable for any accidents caused by its driver. The responsibility may be shared between more than one party in these cases. When a driver’s mistake or a maintenance issue causes a problem, liability does not usually rest with the individual. It sits with the company that made negligent choices that put bus passengers and other road users in trouble.

Holding the Liable Party Accountable

An experienced and determined Virginia bus accident attorney from our firm can help you determine the cause of your accident pursue monetary compensation for any injuries you have sustained including catastrophic injuries like brain damage, spine damage, and loss of limb.

The types of damages that you may be compensated for include:

  • Medical treatment
  • Missed wages
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Pain and suffering, and more

While an accident claim main seem straightforward, no insurance company wants to pay out hundreds of thousands of dollars in a settlement. You need an attorney who knows the law and won't back down from a fight. The Barrera Law Firm has over 75 years of combined experience representing clients who have been harmed by negligence in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C.

Call our Virginia bus accident lawyers at (571) 290-2390 to learn about your legal options after a bad accident.

Pursuing Maximum Compensation

Millions Recovered for Our Clients
  • $3,000,000 Brain Injury
  • $1,406,000 Long Term Disability Insurance Appeal
  • $1,095,000 Shoulder Injury in Bucket Truck Fall
  • $1,050,000 Medical Malpractice - Spinal Cord Injury
  • $983,800.00 Fall - Broken Spine
  • $805,000 Catastrophic Injury - Leg Amputation
  • $710,000 Automobile Accident
  • $700,000 Medical Benefits Reimbursement
  • $588,500.00 Spinal Cord Injury - Paralyzation
  • $416,000.00 Head Injury

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  • “Mr. Barrera and his staff are highly professional”

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Why Choose The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC?

  • Over 75 Years of Combined Legal Experience
  • $75 Million in Recoveries for Clients
  • Client-Centered, Hands-On Approach
  • Bilingual Staff & Attorneys
  • Over 100 Cases Taken to Trial
  • Complimentary Case Consultations
  • Available to You 24/7
  • Licensed in Virginia, Maryland, & DC