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Let Our Charleston Team Pursue the Compensation You Deserve After a Bus or Van Accident

Many Charleston residents rely on buses and large passenger vans for transportation. Although these vehicles make traveling more accessible for some, their size and weight could result in severe injuries when involved in a crash.

If you were injured in a bus or van accident, the legal team at Allen Law in Charleston can assist you in filing a personal injury claim. Our legal team is highly experienced, highly accredited, and available to answer any questions or concerns you may have throughout the process. Call us today at (843) 882-5005 to schedule a free initial consultation to get started.

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How Bus Accidents Happen

Bus and passenger van accidents can happen for various reasons. In Charleston, some frequent causes of these accidents include:

  • The driver was distracted (texting or eating while driving)
  • The bus driver or the other motorist was intoxicated while driving
  • The bus driver was driving aggressively
  • The bus had maintenance problems or defects
  • The bus driver was not qualified to operate the vehicle
  • The bus driver was fatigued
  • The bus driver did not follow the rules of the road (ran stop signs or red lights, did not yield to the right of way)

If an accident occurred in a school zone due to a negligent bus driver, the matter of liability may be a little more complicated. The bus driver, as well as the school system, may be liable for the accident. If the school system relied on a bus company, the bus company could be liable for the accident.

Determining Liability in a Bus Accident

If you were injured in a bus or van accident, more than one party could be liable for any injuries you sustained, including:

  • The driver of the bus or van
  • The driver’s employer
  • The driver’s supervisor
  • Other motorists involved in the accident
  • The school bus operator
  • The tour bus operator
  • The manufacturer of the bus or van
  • The owner of the bus or van
  • The manufacturer of the bus or its parts
  • The company that performs maintenance on the bus
  • Governmental agencies

Proving negligence in a claim involving a bus or van can be more complex than other types of accidents, which is why hiring a knowledgeable Charleston car accident attorney is essential. Our team has experience in handling these cases and could help prove negligence. To prove negligence in these cases, you would need to prove that:

  • The responsible party owed a duty of care
  • The responsible party breached that duty of care
  • The breach resulted in the accident that caused your injuries and damages

If successful, you could recover a variety of damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, property damage, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.

Speak to Charleston Auto Accident Lawyer About Your Case

If you sustained injuries in a Charleston bus or van accident caused by another party’s negligence, hire a skilled personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. At Allen Law, our experienced legal team in Charleston is committed to helping those who have been injured due to the carelessness of others.

We have the knowledge and resources to build a strong case on your behalf and pursue the compensation you deserve. Call our office today at (843) 882-5005 to schedule a free initial case review.