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Aiken bus accident attorney Taylor S. Braithwaite represents both adults and children who are hurt in collisions involving buses. See what you may receive in compensation and start today by contacting the Law Office of Taylor S. Braithwaite for your consultation.

Attorney for Bus Accidents in Aiken, SC

When you or a family member is hurt in a bus accident, you can have a skilled and experienced attorney representing you. Taylor Braithwaite is an attorney who represents injured people and their families, including people who are hurt in bus accidents.

With previous experience defending insurance companies, he knows how they think. And as a veteran Marine Corps JAG and Civil Affairs Officer, he has the diligence and discipline that it takes to get results.

The Law Office of Taylor S. Braithwaite represents the Aiken, SC community when they are harmed. If you or a loved one has been in a bus accident, contact us to talk about your situation.

Understanding Bus Accident Claims

Parties who may be liable for a bus accident include:

  • Schools, including both public and private schools
  • Contractor who provides bussing services
  • Transportation coordinators or supervisors
  • Bus manufacturers

Can you sue following a bus accident?

You may be able to sue following a bus accident if you are:

  • A passenger on the bus
  • The driver of another vehicle
  • Passenger in another vehicle
  • Injured pedestrian or bicyclist
  • Bus driver, if someone else is at fault for the accident

Most bus accidents can be traced to negligence. Negligence is a lack of reasonable care. It can be as simple as a traffic violation.

Operating a bus is a serious endeavor. A bus is a large, heavy vehicle. The bus company and operators must appreciate the importance of safety as they carry out their operations. When the bus company – or another party – fails to act with reasonable care, victims may have a claim for compensation.

What are the possible grounds for bus accident compensation?

Examples of negligence that may be grounds for a victim to claim bus accident compensation are:

  • Speeding, careless, or reckless driving
  • Driving too fast for conditions including down a hill or around a corner
  • Inadequate training for the bus driver
  • Distractions on the bus that take the driver’s attention away, other distracted driving
  • Driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Failing to inspect the bus before use
  • Not helping passengers embark or disembark safely
  • Improper maintenance of the bus
  • Operating for too many hours without sufficient rest
  • Other traffic violations, including improper turns and disregarding traffic control signals

Victims may seek compensation from the party or parties responsible for the crash. Typically, bus operators carry insurance to pay compensation.

Claims based on bus malfunction or defective design

A bus crash may occur – or it may be more serious – because of the design of the bus itself. The bus may have been designed in a way that made it unreasonably dangerous or likely to cause harm in the event of a crash.

For example, a bus crash resulted in 27 deaths because of highly flammable seats, one emergency exit, and a ruptured gas tank. Experts determined that the harm of the accident could have been reduced if the bus manufacturer had designed the bus differently with additional safety features.

As your bus accident attorney, we can investigate the design and function of the bus to determine if a defect played a role. If a defect impacted the crash or the severity of injury, victims may claim compensation from the bus manufacturer.

Attorney Taylor Braithwaite represents adults and children who are victims of bus accidents in Aiken, SC, and the surrounding areas. Children have the right to have legal representation when they are victims. Attorney Taylor Braithwaite appreciates the special considerations involved when a bus crash results in harm to a minor.

A child may receive compensation for their current and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, mental injury, and disability. The needs and legal rights of a child following a bus accident are important. Attorney Taylor Braithwaite understands the importance of helping your child address the present circumstances and their needs in the future.

Call or message us now.

Bus Accident Case FAQs

Does South Carolina allow compensation for bus accidents?

Yes. Victims of bus accidents in South Carolina may receive financial compensation based on principles of negligence, recklessness, and other tort liability.

What to do if you are in a bus accident?

If you are in a bus accident, seek emergency medical attention. Report the crash to law enforcement and the bus company. Get information for anyone involved, including the bus driver and other motor vehicle operators. If you can, take photos of the scene.

Does comparative negligence apply in a bus accident case?

Usually, someone riding on a bus doesn’t have any fault for a bus accident. However, if there is shared fault, comparative negligence may still allow a victim to receive significant financial compensation.

What does a bus accident lawyer do?

A bus accident lawyer ensures that the rights of a victim are protected as they seek the compensation they deserve.

Actions a bus accident lawyer might take include:

  • Gathering and preserving evidence
  • Determining legal liability and grounds for compensation
  • Facilitating accident reconstruction
  • Evaluating vehicle defects or malfunctions
  • Identifying damages and the appropriate compensation
  • Starting the case, filing legal documents, negotiating with insurance companies
  • Pursuing the case through formal litigation and legal procedures
  • Attending court hearings, filing court motions
  • Presenting the case if the case goes to trial
  • Settlement negotiations, mediation, alternative dispute resolution
  • Customizing representation to your needs, and adapting your legal strategy as developments occur
  • Explaining what you need to know and answering questions

The services that a bus accident attorney provides occur both inside and outside the courtroom. They know how to prepare legal documents, follow legal procedures and advance the case. They also serve as your guide. Having a bus accident attorney means having a trained professional to assist you in getting fair compensation, answers, and justice when you or a child is hurt in a bus crash.

Consultations Available – Talk to a Bus Accident Attorney

Consultations are available with bus accident attorney Taylor S. Braithwaite. We’re taking new cases, and home and hospital visits are available. Call us or message us online to begin.


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