Montana Bus Accidents Attorney
Buses are commercial vehicles intended to transport large numbers of passengers. School buses are perhaps the most common types of these vehicles in Montana, but many communities have lines specifically designed for senior citizens. Additionally, other commercial carriers have lines that connect cities and towns with some providing national service.
While buses are generally considered safe forms of travel, accidents involving them can often be catastrophic. Need an Injury Lawyer Montana represents people who have been involved in bus crashes and fights to get them the compensation they need and deserve.
Montana Bus Lines
Montana has many different kinds of bus lines, including private charters, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) transit services, and other fixed route buses. A few of the major bus service providers in Montana include:
- Greyhound Lines
- Great Falls Transit District
- Urban Transportation District of Dawson County
- Fergus County Council on Aging
- Eagle Transit
- Skyline Bus
- Streamline Bus
- Big Dry Transit
- Blackfeet Transit
- Helena Area Transportation Council
- Missoula Urban Transportation District
- Powder River County Transportation System
- Ravalli County Council on Aging
- Fort Peck Transportation System
- Butte-Silver Bow Transit System
- Valley County Transit
- Fort Peck Transportation System
- Billings Metropolitan Transit
Causes of Bus Accidents in Montana
When a person is injured in a bus crash in Montana, he or she will generally have to prove that another party was somehow negligent and, thus, responsible for causing the accident. One of the most common causes of bus crashes is some kind of driver negligence, such as driver fatigue or distracted driving.
Other common cause of bus accidents in Montana include:
- Lack of maintenance
- Improper maintenance
- Inclement weather
- Other drivers
- Unsafe road conditions
- Equipment defects
As the variety of causes demonstrates, multiple parties could be liable for a bus accident. For this reason, it is important to contact an experienced Montana personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
The types of injuries individuals may sustain in these crashes can be quite severe. Some people may suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries, or neck injuries, among many other types of significant harm. In the worst cases, people can be killed.
Victims who survive bus crashes still must face many difficult challenges. In addition to medical expenses, such people also struggle to return to work and can suffer significant lost income. Negligent parties can be liable to victims for these financial damages.
Contact a Montana Personal Injury Lawyer
Did you suffer catastrophic injuries or was your loved one was killed in a bus crash in Montana? It is in your best interest to call Need an Injury Lawyer Montana right now. Our firm can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
While many companies that own buses are required to carry insurance policies with larger limits than traditional automobile insurance policies, the number of claims arising from a crash often makes these companies much more skeptical of certain claims. Victims can have the severity of their injuries called into question, and pre-existing medical conditions may be used against them.
Need an Injury Lawyer Montana understands how to handle these types of cases and we offer a free, no obligation consultation so our lawyers can provide a complete evaluation of your case. Our firm handles cases on a contingency fee basis so you will not pay us anything unless you receive a financial award.