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Bus Accidents

Representing Injured Mass Transit Passengers & Others in Rhode Island

Bus accidents are most likely to occur on a public transit bus, such as the MBTA in Massachusetts or RIPTA in Rhode Island, or on a school bus. Whether traveling on a public or private bus, you may be entitled to compensation for injuries sustained as a passenger.

Similarly, you are also entitled to make a claim for your child if he or she was injured while riding on a school bus. Anyone stopped behind a school bus for several minutes while the children exit the bus know that extreme safety precautions are taken to protect the safety of school children. Accidents do, however, occur. Sometimes the accident is the fault of the bus driver, and sometimes another driver is at fault. It is a mistake to believe that because a bus is such a large vehicle that it is impossible to be injured while riding a bus. In fact, serious injury can occur in a bus crash, primarily because riders do not have any type of safety device such as seat belts, front or side airbags. Therefore, it is very easy to be thrown from a seated position in a bus and injured.

Contact the Cranston bus accident attorney at The Law Office of Joseph Lamy today for a free consultation. Call us at (401) 228-7470.

Other Types of Bus Accidents

Children are also in danger while entering and exiting the bus. A monitor is often employed to make sure that all oncoming traffic comes to a stop and that the child safely crosses the street and climbs on to the bus, but accidents can and do occur while picking up and dropping off student passengers. If your child is seriously injured because a passing car struck your child while he or she was entering or exiting a school bus, you may have a claim against the bus company (in addition to the driver who struck your child) if they failed to follow state regulations and properly stop traffic and employ a traffic monitor.

Why Hire a Bus Accident Attorney?

Like any other car accident, a passenger injured while riding a bus is entitled to compensation for personal injuries including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Since a public transit bus is almost certainly insured, you can be sure to obtain a settlement even if the at-fault driver is uninsured.

At The Law Office of Joseph Lamy, our experienced Cranston bus accident attorney can help you navigate the legal process. We are here to provide you with compassionate, personalized legal guidance and aggressive representation, both in and out of the courtroom. No matter how complex your case may be, you can rely on our team to be there for you every step of the way. We offer 24/7 availability, along with outstanding legal services in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Get in touch with our firm at (401) 228-7470 to get started with a complimentary case evaluation today.

Client Reviews
"I am so grateful to you Joe. Not only was I thrilled with the amount of money that I received in my settlement but I never thought that I would receive it so quick and without filing a lawsuit! You're the best!" Adam G.
"Joe asked me what I wanted in settlement during one of our meetings. I told him I wanted my medical bills paid (about $12,000) and I wanted $10,000 in my pocket. We just settled for $100,000! I never thought my case was worth that much. Thank you so much Joe." Justine D.
"Joseph is an excellent attorney that has been handling everything for the accident I was involved in. Joe has a great understanding of the auto accident process and he was able to explain it to me in a way that I understood. To this point, everything that Joe explained to me has happened according to plan. I have found Joe to be extremely knowledgeable and honest, and would highly recommend him to anyone." Steve C.
"Attorney Lamy answered my initial inquiry personally. He was very attentive and made himself available throughout the course of my case. He kept me informed and up to date and made sure I understood the whole process. I would certainly recommend Attorney Lamy to anyone I know who was in need of legal counsel." Alex D.
"I've never dealt with lawyers before, until I was involved in an accident. I wasn't sure if I even had a case, but I'll tell you what, Joe was there for me every step of the way. He was open, honest and caring. He answered all my questions and was always there for me when I needed him. He ensured me he would take care of everything and not to worry, and he did! I couldn't have asked for a better settlement or lawyer. He went above and beyond!!!!" Danny S.