Vermont Bus Accident Attorneys
Buses are important forms of public transportation to a number of residents and visitors alike in Vermont. Because buses typically carry a large number of passengers, they are significantly bigger than traditional passenger vehicles—and thus far more likely to cause severe injuries to the people involved in bus accidents.
Need an Injury Lawyer Vermont represents clients in communities all over the Pine Tree State who have sustained injuries in bus crashes. Buses are considered mass transit vehicles which are subject to strict Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations relating to the number of hours that drivers can work and the maximum number of passengers in a vehicle. Violations of FMCSA regulations can make a bus carrier liable for the injuries victims suffer.
Our firm represents clients in St. Johnsbury, Burlington, Shelburne, Colchester, Swanton, Winooski, Bennington, Northfield, Barre, Brattleboro, St. Albans, Montpelier, Milton, Lyndon, Rutland, Hartford, St. Albans, Rockingham, Newport, Williston, Morristown, Vergennes, Middlebury, Waterbury, Essex, Jericho, Barre, South Burlington, and many others.
Bus Carriers in Vermont
Vermont is served by a number of different local and national bus carriers. The state is served by several Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) transit services, charter buses, demand response buses, fixed route buses, and intercity buses.
Some of the different bus carriers in Vermont include:
- Vermont Transitlines
- Green Mountain Community Network Inc.
- Green Mountain Transit
- Addison County Transit Resources
- Rural Community Transportation
- Stagecoach Transportation Services, Inc.
- Marble Valley Regional Transit District
- Advance Transit
- Southeast Vermont Transit
- Yankee Trails
- Concord Coach
- Dartmouth Coach
Causes of Bus Accidents in Vermont
Bus crashes can be extremely complex, and many accidents involving cross-country carriers will trigger federal investigations. While drivers are frequently determined to have been at fault in these cases, some instances can involve the negligence of other parties that may not have been directly involved in the actual crash.
Some of the most common causes of bus accidents in Vermont include:
- Failure to maintain vehicle
- Driver fatigue
- Inclement weather
- Defective parts
- Other drivers
Contact a Vermont Personal Injury Lawyer
If you sustained catastrophic injuries or your loved one was killed in a bus crash in Vermont, it is in your best interest to call Need an Injury Lawyer Vermont as soon as possible. Our firm is available 24/7 to answer your legal questions and help you understand all of your rights. We represent clients in communities throughout Caledonia County, Chittenden County, Essex County, Rutland County, Grand Isle County, Washington County, Lamoille County, Windsor County, Orleans County, Franklin County, Orange County, Windham County, Addison County, Bennington County, and many others.
Bus carriers are required to carry much larger insurance policies than traditional passenger vehicles, but this does not mean that insurers for bus companies are particularly eager to quickly or fully compensate victims. In many cases, they will make deliberate efforts to minimize injury awards.
Need an Injury Lawyer Vermont can negotiate with these insurance companies and fight to get you every last cent of compensation that you are entitled to. We provide free, no obligation consultations so our lawyers can review your case and help you understand all of your legal options.