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Bus Accidents

Bus Accident Lawyer

Our Michigan bus accident lawyers have the specialized experience, skill, resources and proven settlement and trial results to fight for you and to protect you when you are injured in a crash. Our attorneys specialize in personal injury cases and we have more than 50 years of experience getting our clients record-breaking results, including some of the largest crash settlements and trial verdicts in Michigan.

This success means our attorneys often can settle bus cases faster and for significantly more money for the people we help because the defendants know who we are. Results are important, but just as important is that this is done with caring and communication and a reputation for the highest integrity within the legal profession. Michigan Auto Law attorneys are the most awarded bus accident lawyers in Michigan. In fact, Michigan Auto Law has consistently been named by independent third-party organizations and the media as being among the “Best Lawyers” and “Best Law Firms” in not just Michigan, but throughout the entire U.S.    

While the recognition, legal honors, and awards are nice, what’s more important are the reasons behind them: we work harder to help our clients and their families get through what is likely one of the most difficult, emotional and stressful experiences in their lives, and we do it with caring and communication. The recognition and legal awards, the settlements and the trial verdicts all simply reflect the hard work and caring that we put into helping you.

Our mission here at Michigan Auto Law is simple: we set out every year to prove to be the best bus accident lawyers in Michigan.  This means treating every person we help with dignity, respect, compassion and caring. It means working incredibly hard and usingall of our experience, skill and dedication and grit to get our clients the best possible legal results. We are here to help. 

Over 1,000 5-Star Reviews

John E. Taylor, Brownstown
Michigan Auto Law kept me very informed about my case and answered my questions in a timely manner when I called. I felt very comfortable having Michigan Auto Law as an ally.Google

Why Hire A Bus Accident Lawyer? 

You need a Michigan bus accident lawyer because these cases are different from other motor vehicle accident cases.  An experienced attorney will know how to successfully navigate the multiple companies and multiple insurance companies, the claims of governmental immunity and the intersection of local, state and federal laws that apply to most bus companies and regional transportation authorities in Michigan.  Experience also matters when it comes to protecting under Michigan law.  As the victim of a bus crash, you are at risk of losing specific legal rights and even your right to bring a lawsuit if you don’t properly notify regional transportation authorities (like DDOT, SMART, CATA, etc.) within 60 days of an injury.  For more than 50 years, Michigan Auto Law’s attorneys have been protecting and helping injured people like you get No-Fault insurance benefits, pain and suffering compensation, and other economic compensation and damages that you’re entitled to. Our team of experienced bus accident lawyers will treat you with the care, respect and compassion you deserve and our attorneys will handle all aspects of your case so you can focus on healing and rebuilding your life.

How Can Our Bus Accident Lawyer Help You?

Our attorneys specialize in helping people who have been injured in a bus crash.  As bus accident lawyers, we can help people from all over Michigan.  We are also proud that our settlements and trial results for bus victims are better than any other personal injury attorney or law firm in Michigan, with more than 80 settlements and awards of one million dollars or more for victims of motor vehicle accidents in Michigan.   

We make sure you understand 100% of your rights after a bus crash and we handle all aspects of your injury case, including: 

  • Ensuring that you are receiving all of the No-Fault insurance benefits you are entitled to, even when you are a passenger in a bus and do not have No-Fault insurance of your own
  • Investigating and verifying all of the ownership, governmental entities, insurance and coverage that may be involved in your case
  • Getting you the best possible settlement as quickly as possible, which includes future economic loss and pain and suffering compensation that you’re entitled to under the law if you are injured by a bus or while a passenger in a bus

Top Michigan Bus Crash Settlements

Our experience shows.  Our bus accident lawyers have recovered some of the highest motor vehicle accident settlements in the state.Click to read more about our top Michigan Accident Settlements. Here are just a few recent examples of our results for clients injured in these types of crash cases:  

  • $850,000 – Michigan Auto Law attorneys settled a case in Wayne County involving a crash with two buses
  • $780,000 – Michigan Auto Law attorneys settled a pedestrian injury caused by a distracted bus driver

We continue to win these cases for our clients and their families and, just as importantly, we are making a difficult time easier with compassion and kindness. Read more about the settlements our Michigan bus accident lawyers have obtained for our clients: Michigan Auto Law Settlements and Verdicts

Michigan Bus Crash Resources

If you’ve been in a bus crash, you will probably have several questions for an experienced  bus accident lawyer.  Our attorneys answer some of the most frequently asked questions we receive below, and provide several additional resources.

I’ve been hurt in a bus crash, what do I do?

Advice on what to do after a crash in Michigan to protect yourself and your legal rights.

What are my potential claims?

A list of your possible lawsuits after a serious bus crash in Michigan, including those for No-Fault insurance benefits, and your case for your pain and suffering and economic loss.  If you have a spouse or family member who was killed, our attorneys review the elements of a wrongful death lawsuit.

How does Michigan’s No-Fault law apply to a crash?

Our bus accident lawyers provide an explanation of the interplay between Michigan No Fault and your bus crash, and how you can receive your PIP benefits under Michigan law.

What’s the difference between a public bus and a private bus?

Whether the bus involved in your accident was publicly or privately owned will have an important impact on your lawsuit.

What’s the law for school bus accidents in Michigan?

Learn about the issues that arise when a school bus causes a crash.  School buses are exempt from many of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Rules that govern other types of bus crashes and commercial vehicle cases.

What are the common causes of crashes?

Serious and preventable bus crashes occur when bus companies turn a blind eye to safety and bus drivers are driving distracted.

How many buses are involved in accidents?

A look into recent crash statistics in Michigan and across the country.

More FAQs

Find quick answers to more common bus crash questions.

More Bus Accident Lawyer FAQs

What else do you need to know if you’re considering hiring a Michigan bus accident lawyer? If you or someone you love has been injured in a crash involving a bus, you may be entitled to important and valuable No-Fault benefits, even if you do not have No-Fault insurance of your own, as well as significant pain and suffering compensation for your injuries and other economic damages.  With the right legal team behind you, you are more likely to recover the full value of your case.  Keep reading for more FAQs below.

How much does a lawyer cost?

When you’ve been injured in a bus crash,  one of your first questions will most likely be: How much does a Michigan bus accident lawyer cost? Many people imagine that retaining an experienced personal injury attorney will be too expensive. Not so with Michigan Auto Law. We will never ask you to pay any fees unless and until we win your case. Our nationally recognized injury attorneys work on a contingency fee, so we only get paid if we win your case and you receive a settlement. You don’t pay anything up front or out-of-pocket unless and until a legal recovery is made for you. Only when funds are recovered for your case will your attorney then be paid a percentage of the settlement amount. And you always get our 100% client satisfaction guarantee.

What to look for when choosing an attorney?

When choosing a bus accident lawyer, the most important quality to look for is experience. You want an attorney who understands the law and specializes in helping people injured in bus crash cases receive full and fair compensation. It’s also important that your attorney practices in the geographical area where the crash happened. With 5 law offices in Michigan, our attorneys have had cases with nearly every bus company and transportation entity in the state. Lastly, look for an attorney whose reviews show caring, communication, responsiveness, and results.

What to ask a bus accident lawyer?

If you have lots of questions, that’s natural. Some of the questions that our Michigan bus accident lawyers most frequently get asked include: (1) Does it matter that I didn’t see the crash because I was a passenger and the bus driver says he was not at fault?; (2) What should I tell my employer and how can I collect wage loss if I cannot return to work?; (3) What No-Fault benefits am I entitled to?; (4) How long do I have to file a claim?; (5) How likely is the bus company to settle?; (6) What would a case like mine be worth?; and (7) What do I need to do now? My advice is that, before you meet with your lawyer for the first time, write down all of your questions that you want to ask – and all of the details you think your attorney will want to know.

How long does a settlement take?

Each case is unique, so it’s a difficult question to answer, but the following factors can help answer how long it may take to get a settlement in your case: your injuries; current and future medical needs; whether you are partially or fully disabled from working; whether your injuries resulted in an impairment that affects your ability to lead your normal life; whether a governmental entity or transportation authority is involved; the experience, track record and reputation of your attorney (attorneys who are known for going to trial can settle cases for money and often much faster because this increases risk and exposure); and the insurance companies insuring the bus company and insurance limits.

Get Help Now

If you or a loved one has been injured in a crash, hire a bus accident lawyer who has the experience and results to help you. Our attorneys understand the physical and emotional challenges that victims experience, and we’re here to help. To find out how Michigan Auto Law can help you, check out our testimonials from other accident victims or read about our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

We’re here for you – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And there’s never any fee or obligation. If you have questions about your potential case, call Michigan Auto Law now. You can also fill out our contact form for a free consultation with a Michigan accident lawyer.