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Lafayette Bus Accident Attorneys

Billions Won by Bus Crash Lawyers in Lafayette, LA

Buses are efficient forms of transportation that are capable of transporting dozens of people at a time for reasonable costs. However, when accidents happen involving buses, the same quality that makes them affordable also makes them incredibly dangerous. When a bus accident occurs, dozens of people are placed at risk of injury and, in the worst cases, death.

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, bus crashes account for 11.9 percent of all fatal accidents on the highway. If you or a loved one were injured or harmed in a bus accident, Arnold & Itkin LLP can help you get back on your feet. Our firm has won hundreds of life-changing settlements and verdicts of $1 million or more, helping our clients get the resources and medical care they needed. With total results numbering in the billions of dollars, people know us as the firm that delivers. Arnold & Itkin will fight to make sure that at-fault companies and insurers are held responsible for your losses.

Call the Lafayette bus accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin today at (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation. We can discuss your legal and financial options while helping you take the next step.

The Benefits of Choosing Arnold & Itkin

  • Billions of dollars recovered for clients
  • Attorneys that have broken records with results in multiple states
  • Many of our cases have seen results of at least $1 million
  • We have been recognized for our work with prestigious legal awards
  • Consultation is free, and you do not pay unless we win.

Causes of Bus Accidents

Bus crash injuries are caused by a variety of factors. However, each of these factors have one root cause: negligence. When bus companies, car drivers, or manufacturers act (or fail to act) out of negligence, they place the lives of passengers and other motorists risk.

Common factors that cause serious bus accidents include:

  • Distracted drivers
  • Improper driver training
  • Driving under the influence
  • Poor bus maintenance
  • Negligent driving
  • Lack of safety restraints

School Bus Accidents in Lafayette

Lafayette has gained a reputation for its school bus accidents in recent years. In fact, so many accidents happened between 2015 and 2018 that the Daily Advertiser did a report on them in April of 2018 after a school bus veered off the road.

The news outlet found the following statistics for bus accidents in Lafayette:

  • There were 28 bus accidents in 2015.
  • In 2016, the number of accidents spiked to 81.
  • In 2017, the accident number was at 69.
  • At the time of the report, 18 accidents had already occurred in Lafayette.

After a comprehensive review of these accidents, it was found that driver error was the most common cause of them. It was determined that a lack of adequate training was the source of many of the errors made by school bus drivers in the Lafayette area. This means that inexperience places students of Lafayette, and all who share the road with school buses in the area, at risk of serious injury.

Bus Accident Injuries

Buses are large vehicles, making them hard to stop once they are moving at speed. Adding to the danger of buses is the false sense of security they give riders. Often, bus passengers do not wear safety restraints as they would in an average-sized automobile. These factors combine to create serious injuries when an accident occurs.

Common school bus injuries include the following:

Call Lafayette Bus Accident Lawyers Today

Those that own and operate buses are responsible for protecting the dozens of people that trust them with their lives on each trip. Recovering damages after a bus accident can be a complicated process due to the various companies, governmental bodies, and insurance claims present in a serious bus accident.

If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a bus accident, you do not have to face this difficult time alone. The Lafayette bus crash attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP have the experience to fight for the compensation you need after a bus accident. You may be able to get compensated for medical bills, lost wages, diminished future income, and other hardships with the help of an experienced lawyer. Our approach as won billions of dollars for clients, and we will use the same approach to fight for your recovery every step of the way.

Call the Lafayette bus accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin today for a free consultation at (888) 493-1629. Our team is ready to help you recover during this difficult time.

Case Results

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  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $222 Million Record-Breaking Verdict for Widow Our firm won $222 million for a woman who lost her husband in an industrial accident caused by a faulty valve. We took the case to trial because the at-fault company refused to take responsibility. The jury saw through the corporate lies and double ...
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $139 Million Massive Settlement Achieved for Victims of an Oilfield Incident Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a huge $139,000,000 settlement for injured families affected by an oilfield incident in the eastern United States, settling one week before trial.
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
  • $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers Arnold & Itkin is proud to share that after months of preparation for trial, our firm was able to secure a huge settlement for clients who were injured in a refinery fire. Find out more now.
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