Bus Accident Attorney

Bus Accidents

There are countless circumstances that can lead to bus accidents. Have you had a bus accident? Are you wondering about compensation? The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess can help guide you through the legal process. Here’s a short primer on bus accidents and their causes.

On average, there are about 63,000 buses involved in accidents each year. Bus accident victims are in other vehicles hit by buses.  Or they are pedestrians and bicyclists. 14,000 of those accidents result in an injury. A further 325 resulted in death.  That leaves about 50 bus passengers, including the driver, killed each year.

Common Causes of Bus Accidents

Several factors cause bus accidents. Bad weather, driver error, or poor maintenance can all lead to an accident. Of these reasons, most accidents result from driver error and badly maintained buses.

Bus companies must train drivers and teach them how to handle equipment. Bus companies should also maintain their vehicles. This includes documenting maintenance work.

In turn, bus drivers have their own responsibilities. They must keep their attention on the road and follow safety guidelines. Safety rules are often the first thing to go if a bus is behind schedule.


Common Injuries Due To Bus Accidents

Buses can be the safest means of transport on the road.  However, when accidents happen, even the safest of transportation can be life-threatening. Buses are large, heavy vehicles. Some weigh as much as long-haul trucks. Bus accidents can cause the following types of injuries:

  • Broken bones
  • Whiplash
  • Dental Injuries
  • Amputation
  • Dislocation of bones
  • Burns, abrasions, and contusions
  • Damage to spinal cord
  • Serious head injuries
  • Slipped disks

Call our office today for a FREE review of your personal injury case. We typically work on a contingent agreement basis, which means our fees are contingent upon the outcome of your case.


Don’t Delay! You may have a valid claim! Let us help you get your compensation before the statute of limitations expires!

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We fight hard to get you the maximum recompense under federal, state, and local laws.

Local Louisiana Firm With Experience

The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess have experienced bus accident attorneys in our staff. We have an impressive history of of consumer law cases throughout Louisiana. Our attorneys also have successfully represented clients personal injury cases across the state.

We fight hard to get you the largest settlement under the federal, state and local laws. The initial personal injury consultation is no charge. If we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis. We get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds.


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