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Sangamon County Bus Accident Lawyer

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Attorneys for School Bus, City Bus, and Charter Bus Crashes in Springfield, Champaign, and Bloomington

Sharing the roads with buses can often be tricky. These vehicles move slowly and make frequent stops, and because they are so large, they can limit other drivers' ability to see other vehicles, pedestrians, or road hazards. Bus passengers, pedestrians, or people in other vehicles can suffer serious injuries in bus accidents. Fortunately, by working with an experienced personal injury lawyer, victims can find out who was responsible for an accident and pursue financial compensation for their injuries.

The law firm of Kanoski Bresney has been representing victims of bus accidents and other types of injuries for more than 40 years. Our attorneys understand the legal issues involved in these cases, and we can help you take the right steps to ensure that you are repaid for the harm done to you and your family. We have helped our clients obtain over $400 million, and work to make sure each client is treated with respect, receives a prompt response to their questions, and achieves the results they deserve.

Bus Accidents in Central Illinois

Injury cases involving buses can often be very complex, and multiple parties may be responsible for a bus accident. If a collision was caused by bus driver negligence, the driver's employer may be liable for the injuries suffered by victims due to its failure to provide adequate training or screen out potentially dangerous drivers. A company responsible for maintaining buses or the manufacturer of defective parts may also be liable for accidents that were caused by the failure of equipment on a bus, such as brakes or engines.

Because buses are large, heavy, and difficult to control, bus drivers must pay close attention to traffic signals, pedestrians, other vehicles, and passengers. Any issues that affect a bus driver's ability to drive safely, such as distracted driving or drunk driving, can cause a collision, leading to serious injuries to people in other vehicles, pedestrians, or passengers on the bus.

In other cases, accidents may be caused by other drivers' failure to drive safely around a bus. A driver who is speeding or texting while driving may not be able to slow down in time to avoid colliding with a bus that has stopped to pick up or drop off passengers. Drivers may also strike pedestrians or other vehicles if they are not paying attention or if they are driving aggressively in an attempt to pass a slow-moving bus. A driver's failure to stop for a school bus can lead to serious injuries or wrongful death of children who are boarding or exiting the bus.

Bus accident cases may be handled differently depending on whether the bus was operated by a private company or a public organization. In accidents involving school buses, a school district or a city or county government may be liable for injuries. Collisions and injuries involving city buses may need to be addressed through a local transit authority, such as the Sangamon Mass Transit District or the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District. Accidents with charter buses or long-distance bus carriers will typically involve a private bus company. The requirements for pursuing an injury claim or lawsuit are often different for government organizations and private companies, which is why it is important to work with an attorney who is experienced in these types of cases.

Contact a Macon County Bus Crash Lawyer

If you have been injured in a bus collision, Kanoski Bresney can help you pursue compensation from a negligent driver, bus company, transit authority, or manufacturer. We will work to make sure you are repaid for your medical treatment, the income you have lost, and the pain and suffering you and your family have experienced. To set up a free consultation, contact our office today by calling 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682. We assist with bus accident cases in Springfield, Champaign, Bloomington, Decatur, Quincy, Macomb, Rushville, Peoria, Pekin, and throughout Sangamon County, Champaign County, McLean County, Macon County, Schuyler County, Peoria County, Tazewell County, Adams County, McDonough County, and across the state of Illinois.

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