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Tennessee Bus Accident Lawyer

Personal Injury Lawyer serving clients throughout Tennessee including Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, Memphis and Monteagle TN

The prevalence of bus accidents causing injury and deaths has grown proportionately to the increase of public transit system use and the number of children riding school buses. If you have been involved in a Tennessee bus accident, obtaining a personal injury lawyer skilled and experienced in representing bus accident cases can prove invaluable.

School Bus Accidents

Statistics show that every year an estimated 12,000 children are injured in school bus accidents and out of that total, 11 children die as a result of the accident. Any number of factors contribute to bus accidents including driver negligence, hazardous roads, bad weather, insufficient maintenance, lack of safety precautions, and defective products, to name a few.

Danger Zone

The 10-foot zone that surrounds a bus in all directions is referred to as the danger zone because the greatest number of accidents occurs in this area, typically during loading or unloading of the bus. The zone is particularly dangerous for children, who are generally short and not easily seen by bus drivers and other motorists. Drivers passing school buses that have stopped are frequent sources of accidents.

Public and Private Bus Companies

As common carriers, public and private bus companies are obligated to provide the utmost care to their passengers by law. This “duty of care” goes beyond the required skills of ordinary motorists, and failure to exercise foresight for passenger safety results in a high degree of negligence on the part of the bus driver and company.

Legal Help to Protect Your Rights

Knowing and protecting your rights requires the guidance of injury lawyers with reliable experience in representing bus accident cases.

At Morgan Adams our teams of experts canvas the accident scene, take photographs, interview witnesses and employ detailed attention to preparing your case. Our lawyers put years of experience to work and competently deal with the insurance company or government entity, filing within strict time limitations, and managing other aspects of your claim. We will look into whether multiple parties bear responsibility for your injury, such as a private bus company, public school system, local government (for road conditions), manufacturer of defective products or mass transit system.

Our Tennessee Accident Attorneys effectively negotiate a settlement or aggressively litigate your case in court to see that you receive fair compensation for your injury. We do our best to take away the complexities so you can concentrate on recovering from your injury.

To arrange a consultation to discuss your bus accident, please call our Law Firm at (423) 265-2020 or (866) 580-4878 to speak with an experienced Tennessee Bus Accident Lawyer, or click here to email us. Find out how we can help.

The Law Offices of Morgan Adams serves clients in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, Memphis, Clarksville, Jackson & Monteagle, TN that have suffered a Serious Personal Injury due to an auto accident, truck wreck or railroad accident.

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1419 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
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Nashville, TN 37219