Des Moines Bus Accident Attorneys
Mass transportation is heavily relied upon in Iowa cities. It is the responsibility of mass transit operators to ensure that their passengers arrive at their destinations safely. Sadly, serious public transit bus accidents occur with alarming frequency. Due to the size of buses and the large number of passengers they routinely carry, these accidents can be even more dangerous than other motor vehicle accidents.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a bus accident, it is important that you act quickly to seek the compensation you deserve to help cover medical bills, lost wages, and more. For a free consultation, contact the Des Moines bus accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600 today.
DART and Greyhound Accident Attorneys
Many individuals in the Des Moines area depend on the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) buses for safe transport around town, and for trips out of town, individuals might equally depend on Greyhound or other commercial bus services. In the event of a bus accident, you may find yourself forced to deal with serious injuries, pain, and financial losses. If you have been hurt in an accident involving a DART or other commercial bus, contact the Des Moines DART and Greyhound bus accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. today.
No Charge for Recovery of Property Damage
When we handle your personal injury claim, there is never any fee for recovery of the cost of repair or replacement to your motor vehicle.
The Des Moines bus accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., are experienced in handling bus accident cases, and we are ready to help you. For a free consultation, contact us today at (515) 225-2600 to discuss the facts of your case.
Experience, Knowledge, Resources
The lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., have handled a wide variety of commercial bus collisions resulting from air brake failure, mechanical failure, maintenance defects, tire failure, wheel and hub failure, along with those caused by inattentive, impaired, and incompetent operators.
More than any other type of motor vehicle case, interstate collisions involving heavy trucks, tractor-trailers, or commercial buses require prompt investigation and evaluation. It is imperative that a timely and properly-scaled investigation take place. Typically, in order to properly evaluate and then present these cases to an insurance carrier or a jury, a combination of computer generated animation, collision reconstruction technology and expert testimony must be employed.
Causes of Bus Accidents
Depending on the circumstances of a bus accident, bus companies, mechanics, or drivers may be to blame. Common forms of negligence in bus accidents include:
- Negligent hiring
- Lack of training
- Hours of service violations
- Driving while fatigued
- Drunk driving
- Bus defect or malfunction
- Lack of bus maintenance
- Excessive speed
- Distracted drivers – cell phone use
It can be difficult to determine liability in bus accident cases. Fortunately, our Des Moines bus accident attorneys have the experience and legal training necessary to investigate your case and determine who is responsible for the damages.
To learn more about bus accidents, investigating bus accident claims, and our experience handling and investigating bus accidents, please visit the following resources:
- Trucking Accident Cases We Have Handled
- The Role of Demonstrative Evidence in Bus Accident Cases
- Accident Reconstruction and Collision Animation
- Injuries and Deaths from Commercial Bus Accidents
- Bus Accident Cases We Have Handled
- Legal Notice Required before Alcohol Related Suit
Don’t Lose Your Right to File a Claim
Unfortunately, the Statute of Limitations (the deadline within which you must file a bus accident lawsuit) can limit the amount of time you have to take legal action against the person or entity responsible for your bus accident.
If you’ve been injured in a bus accident, it’s in your best interest to take action as soon as possible to ensure that you do not miss out on your chance to file a lawsuit. To learn more about the statute of limitations, or to take the first step in your pursuit of justice, contact LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today by calling us at (515) 225-2600.