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Bus Accident Lawyers

Bus Travel Is One of the Most Dangerous Forms of Transportation Nationwide

Louisiana Bus Accident Attorneys

Baton Rouge Law Firm Winning for Victims of Public Transportation Accidents

Public transportation may seem like a safer alternative to individual motor vehicle travel, but bus systems are still subject to human error. Because buses are responsible for so many passengers, bus accidents are almost never less than devastating. Many factors can contribute to a catastrophe, and many parties may also be at fault.

Common causes or factors that lead to dangerous bus riding conditions:

  • No safety restraints for passengers
  • Poorly trained bus drivers
  • Lack of regular bus maintenance
  • Reckless or negligent bus driving
  • Bus driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Many accidents can be traced back to bus mechanics. Buses serve a large function in society. They need to be functioning to bring in revenue for the city or for the private entity that owns them. Because of this, there is a significant amount of pressure on mechanics to fix problems too quickly or delay repairs in order to keep the buses running. These practices could lead to faulty brakes in a large, heavy vehicle. Arnold & Itkin is eager to find the parties responsible for this kind of reckless endangerment and to restore justice to those injured in its wake.

Recent Case Study in Bus Safety Legislature

In 2007, a bus crashed through a wall and fell onto a highway underneath. Unfortunately, seven passengers died due to the fault of a driver’s blatant mistake and insufficient traffic signals. The crash led to an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board which later led to a proposal to the United States Senate to implement new safety regulations in public transportation.

The Senate bill required more extensive training for bus drivers and the implementation of seatbelts and stronger windows to help stabilize and contain passengers if a crash does occur. The Senate approved this bill in March of 2012, significantly making buses a safer form of travel.

This is a shining example of legal officials reacting to an injustice and ultimately affecting a plan to help prevent such disasters in the future. At Arnold & Itkin, we want to help in this precise way. If you have been wrongfully injured in a bus accident, we want to work to correct the damages done to you as best we can through financial retribution, and by exposing the negligence or recklessness that led to your injuries, we want to influence public transportation providers to safeguard passengers better in the future.

How Buses Pose a Threat to Other Vehicles on the Road

The average bus load is around 55 passengers, while many loads far exceed that average.

This means that the driver and every single one of those passengers is at risk of serious injury or death in a major bus accident, but they are not the only ones in danger. Buses can cause harm to passengers in surrounding vehicles, bicycle riders, and even walking passengers. The length and weight of a bus means that it can cause serious harm to several other object and people, in addition to its dozens of passengers inside. If you were injured by a bus as a pedestrian or passenger in a vehicle, the experienced attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP want to help.

Involve a Louisiana Bus Accident Attorney. Call (888) 493-1629 Today!

Seeking compensation for injuries sustained in a bus accident is significantly more complicated than doing so for car accidents. This mostly has to do with liability issues. Buses are often own and operated by governing bodies, making the process more difficult. Additionally, claims need to made within a brief period of time following the accident. Arnold & Itkin's Louisiana injury lawyers have won massive verdicts and settlements for our clients in a number of these cases and will put to use our expertise, talent, and dedication to winning what is rightfully yours.

Call our team today at (888) 493-1629 to tell us more about your case during a free, no obligation case evaluation.

Case Results

Check Out Our Victories

  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin tried a case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about a drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained for an individual ...
  • $860 Million History-Making Verdict After Fatal Crane Accident Arnold & Itkin took up the case of a woman who lost her daughter after a crane collapsed on her daughter’s apartment building. After nearly four years of delays, the defendant was forced to take responsibility.
  • $557 Million Massive Verdict Won Against Union Pacific Arnold & Itkin won a half-a-billion-dollar verdict against one of the nation’s largest rail companies after train operators mercilessly struck our client despite knowing she was on the tracks.
  • $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.
  • $193 Million Settlement Won for Victims of Pipeline Explosion Offshore injury lawyers at Arnold & Itkin fought for two workers who were injured in a pipeline explosion at sea, one of whom passed away. Our relentless investigation and advocacy resulted in a nine-figure settlement that will provide for our ...
  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement.
  • $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.
  • $125 Million Settlement Won for Widow of Dredge Worker Offshore lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP won a nine-figure settlement for a woman who lost her husband in a pipeline explosion. By pushing the case toward trial, our firm pressured the defendant into settling with our client, allowing her to rebuild ...
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Arnold & Itkin is the best for your case if you're injured by a work injury. They’ll fight for you. They’re fighting against, you know, a billion dollar company. They did, I felt, anything and everything they could possibly do to get out of it. They just kept shutting them down.

Shawn Workplace Explosion Victim

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