Louisiana Bus Accident Attorneys

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Many people view mass transportation as a safer alternative to driving a vehicle. However, when a bus is involved in an accident, the results can be devastating. During a bus accident, dozens can be injured and multiple fatalities may occur. Negligent parties that cause bus accidents must be held accountable.

Our bus accident attorneys  fight for those who have been injured and can build a strong case designed for maximum compensation. Loss of income, lengthy recovery, and physical and mental struggles are everyday experiences for bus accident survivors. When innocent people experience these hardships, the bus accident attorneys at Clayton, Frugé & Ward are there to help them recover and hold responsible parties accountable.

If you have been injured in an accident, call (225) 209-9943 to speak with a bus accident attorney.

Dangers on Buses

Buses weigh thousands of pounds and carry dozens of passengers at a time, often without restraints. Furthermore, buses have larger blind spots compared to smaller vehicles, increasing the risk of accidents involving pedestrians or other vehicles that may not be visible to the bus driver. The high center of gravity of many buses also makes them more susceptible to rollovers, especially during sharp turns or sudden maneuvers.  These characteristics combine with devastating results in a bus accident.

Characteristics that make buses dangerous include:

  • Poorly-trained drivers
  • Negligent bus drivers
  • Improperly maintained buses
  • Lack of safety restraints
  • Drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Two Major Bus Accidents in New Orleans History

In 1999, a charter bus shot across three lanes of a New Orleans highway and crashed just off the road on the way to a casino in Mississippi. The accident injured 24 people and killed 23 people. A judge later found the bus driver at fault as he had been treated for severe health issues in the months leading up to the accident. The driver sought treatment for nausea and weakness just 10 hours before the accident occurred. In August 2016, a bus carrying workers to Baton Rouge for flood repair slammed into a fire truck. Three people were killed, and dozens were injured. The driver of the bus was sentenced to 15 years in prison. In both cases, drivers who should not have been allowed to operate a vehicle were behind the wheel. The consequences were devastating when their inexperience and lack of qualifications caused an accident. Better driver training and thorough background checks on the part of their employers could have prevented both of these tragedies.

Speak with a Louisiana  Bus Accident Attorney: (225) 209-9943

When negligence occurs, victims should not be forced to shoulder the hardships they face. Clayton, Frugé & Ward takes pride in helping the people of Louisiana reach maximum compensation when they are injured by negligence. Since our founding, Clayton, Frugé & Ward has recovered over $1 billion for clients who needed it most. We strive to be advocates for our clients and build the most robust case possible as we pursue damages from negligent parties. We understand these are the most challenging situations clients will ever endure. As a result, we handle all costs—you do not pay unless we win.

If you or a loved one has been injured by negligence, call the Louisiana bus accident attorneys at Clayton, Frugé & Ward today at (225) 209-9943. Let’s help you take your next steps toward recovery!

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