Every year there are hundreds of fatal bus accidents that happen across the US; many of those occur right here in the state of Washington.

The results of an auto accident involving a bus can be especially devastating. The additional weight of a collision involving a bus can result in significant damage to both people and their vehicles. If you have been involved in a collision with a bus you can count on the expert attorneys at Washington Law Center to show you compassion while they aggressively pursue justice for you or a loved one. If you have been involved in a bus accident, call us today to make things right.

In the Seattle/Tacoma area, we have a variety of public transit entities that operate daily on our city streets including, but not limited to:

  • Pierce Transit
  • Sound Transit
  • King County Metro
  • DART
  • RapidRide

All drivers, including public transportation and private bus drivers, have the responsibility to provide safe roads. When there is a bus accident, victims are entitled to full financial restitution. Accidents involving public transit require a thorough, swift and experienced motor vehicle accident injury attorney. With an experienced accident attorney on your side, you can count on getting the compensation you deserve.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Bus Accidents

  • What to do if you’ve been involved in a bus accident?

    What to do if you’ve been involved in a bus accident?

    No matter how minor the injury or damages might seem, if you are involved in a bus collision that causes injury you should take the following steps:

    1. Seek Medical Attention: If you suffer any form of injury, you should visit a hospital or doctor for diagnostic evaluation and treatment. Some bus accident victims with only minor symptoms compromise the value of their legal claim by postponing medical attention. There are many injuries that may not present obvious symptoms until a period of time has elapsed. When you seek immediate medical attention, you can improve your prognosis while creating medical records with diagnostic evidence. All diagnostic tests, treatment and rehabilitation should be completed.
    2. Contact Law Enforcement: Generally, you should always call the police in the case of auto accident involving a bus or commercial truck. An accident report can be prepared even if you do not think anyone was injured or if neither vehicle suffered more than nominal damage. If symptoms of physical injury or anxiety from the accident occur later, a police report will preserve a record of physical evidence, witnesses and other relevant information. We recommend getting the name and badge number of the responding officer along with the accident report number.
    3. Preservation of Evidence: If you are too injured to gather evidence at the scene, you should have someone assist you. A camera phone can be used to take pictures of vehicle damage, injuries, position of the vehicles and notable environmental factors. The names and contact information of witnesses should also be gathered in case the police fail to interview a witness who later proves to be important to your case.
    4. Legal Advice: The statute of limitations for vehicle accident lawsuits in Washington is typically three (3) years. However, shorter time limits can apply to bus accidents or accidents involving city vehicles. Your bus accident lawyer will need time to investigate your claim. Be sure to seek legal advice as soon as possible after an accident has occurred.

  • What can cause a bus accident?

    What can cause a bus accident?

    There are numerous of reasons for a bus accident to occur, all are eligible for a bus accident lawsuit. Some causes are:

    • Reckless driving of a bus
    • Improper bus maintenance
    • Bus driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol
    • Defective bus equipment
    • Faulty roadway construction
    • Lack of bus driver training

    There may be other causes for bus accidents. To see if your incident is eligible for legal action, you should call our bus accident lawyers at Washington Law Center immediately.

  • Who is at fault in a bus accident?

    Who is at fault in a bus accident?

    Litigation in a bus accident is very complex.  You need an experienced attorney to navigate the process and determine who is at fault. Multiple parties may be at fault, including:

    • Government entities
    • The driver of the bus
    • The bus management company
    • Bus equipment manufacturers
    • Other negligent drivers
    • Companies responsible for public roadwork

    Washington Law Center has experienced personal injury attorneys to give you the legal assistance you need. We have litigated hundreds of accident lawsuits over the years and our experience will give you the best chance for just settlement. If you or a loved one has been in a bus accident, please contact us immediately to schedule your free consultation.

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