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A collision with a bus almost always results in severe damages. Whether you were a pedestrian, bicyclist, or motorist, this can mean serious injuries and financially devastating property damage.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a bus accident, the knowledgeable attorneys in the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC stand ready to provide you with a free and confidential case consultation.

Why Choose Us?

  • We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis – no out-of-pocket costs.
  • We have over 20 years of experience helping people injured in bus accidents.
  • We provide aggressive and effective legal representation for our clients.
  • As trial lawyers, we fight for maximum compensation.

We understand what it means for you and your loved ones to suffer through such a traumatic ordeal, and we will treat you with the utmost care and compassion. Founding Partner Jay Knispel is a highly respected litigator with significant trial experience. He has even been brought on as trial counsel by other top firms in the metro area and he will aggressively fight to win your case.

Why You Need a Lawyer

There are many types of buses in and around the city:

  • School buses
  • Public buses
  • Privately owned commercial, coach and charter buses
  • Tour buses

While a bus company’s insurance may cover medical bills and lost wages, their goal is to compensate you as little as possible for your injuries. Quick offers of damages may seem appealing, but it is only through the use of the latest investigative techniques and a thorough understanding of the applicable laws that you can hope to gain the compensation you deserve.

Further, the accident may be due to a third party. This increases the complexity of proving the case and determining what entity has liability for what portion of the incident.

These are tasks that should be undertaken by legal representatives, while you recover from your injuries.

Types of Bus Accidents

The types of bus accidents are virtually the same as with any vehicle, including head-on, rear-end and side impact collisions.

Causes may be:

  • Distracted driving or driving while impaired.
  • Dangerous roadways.
  • Hazardous driving conditions.
  • Faulty parts or equipment.
  • Speeding or otherwise reckless driving.
  • Going the wrong way on a one-way street or driving on the wrong side of the road.
  • Failure to stop at red lights or stop signs or surrender the right of way when appropriate.

Common Types of Injuries from Bus Accidents

As a passenger, the most common types of injuries are:

  • Whiplash
  • Lacerations, broken bones and bruises
  • Head injuries that range from a mild concussion to a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that can cause lifelong impairment, such as paralysis
  • Loss of a limb or its use

Pedestrians and other drivers or vehicle occupants may suffer from the same types of injuries as passengers, although bus collisions with pedestrians represent the most fatalities.

Contact Us Today

If you or a loved one were involved in a serious bus accident, contact The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC immediately to discuss your case. You deserve to be compensated for your damages – especially if they were due to the negligence of another party.