Bus accident causing brain injury
If you or a loved one have been involved in a bus accident, you have seen first-hand just how devastating of an impact it can have on your life. As public transportation services continue to expand — particularly in large metro areas like Detroit, Lansing, and Grand Rapids — the prevalence of bus accidents continues to increase. It’s crucial to have experienced legal professionals by your side to help you navigate the complexities of the legal system and fight for your rights in the aftermath of a bus accident.
The bus accident lawyers at Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys have over three decades of experience helping clients achieve successful outcomes in their bus accident cases. Our team of dedicated attorneys is committed to providing exceptional legal representation for our clients and will help you pursue justice after a bus crash.
Michigan Bus Accident Statistics
Due to the size and weight of the vehicle, bus accidents are often traumatic events that can result in severe injuries, long-term disabilities, and even loss of life. Michigan — with its bustling transportation infrastructure and busy roadways — witnesses a significant number of these accidents each year. There were 1,777 bus crashes in Michigan in 2022, according to the Michigan State Police 2022 Statewide Traffic Crash Data Year End Report.
The Michigan public bus systems and charter motor coaches most frequently involved in bus accidents include the following:
- SMART Bus
- The Rapid
- Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA)
- The Ride – U of M
- Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA)
- Blue Water Transit
- Detroit Department of Transportation
- Flint Mass Transportation Authority (MTA)
- School buses
There are 83 total public transit agencies serving Michigan counties. In addition, all 539 Michigan school districts utilize local school busing systems. This all amounts to thousands of buses driving on Michigan roads at any given moment.
Helping Our Clients Focus on Recovery
After a bus accident injury, victims are often left to deal with intricate legal procedures and paperwork. Retaining an experienced bus accident attorney to handle these intricacies on your behalf will allow you to focus purely on your recovery. Your team of attorneys will guide you through the entire legal process, from gathering evidence and filing the appropriate documents to negotiating with insurance companies and advocating on your behalf in court if necessary.
At Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys, we offer a comprehensive range of legal services to help bus accident victims pursue justice in the aftermath of a devastating bus crash. We regularly assist Michigan bus accident clients with:
- Investigation and evidence gathering
- Negotiation with insurance companies
- Litigation and trial representation
- Recovering damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more
Bus accident cases can involve various parties, including bus operators, insurance companies, government entities, and other third parties. Each entity has their own interests and legal teams. Without proper representation, you risk being taken advantage of or offered inadequate compensation for your damages. The team at Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys will fight to protect your right to fair and just compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional distress.
Who is Liable for a Bus Crash Injury?
As a passenger on public transportation, you trust that the bus driver will operate the vehicle safely and ensure your well-being throughout the journey. However, if the bus driver’s negligent actions or inactions led to the accident, it is crucial to hold them accountable for their actions.
In some instances, government entities may be considered liable for bus accidents, especially when public transportation is involved. These cases involve additional legal hurdles, as government entities often enjoy certain immunities or limitations on liability. It takes an attorney with experience in handling cases against governmental bodies to navigate these complexities effectively. Our attorneys are skilled in identifying exceptions and limitations, adhere to strict filing deadlines, and will pursue your claim in compliance with Michigan’s unique governmental immunity laws.
Contact a Grand Rapids, Boyne City, Ann Arbor, Southfield, and Birmingham Bus Accident Attorney
Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys is committed to helping you secure the justice and financial recovery you deserve. If you or a loved one has been involved in a bus accident in Michigan, don’t face the aftermath alone. Contact Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys online or by phone at 248-289-0937 today for a free consultation with a member of our team. We will listen to your story, provide personalized guidance, and outline the legal options available to you.