West Virginia attorneys who won't back down
People take the bus every day in West Virginia. Workers go to their jobs. People visit relatives who live far away. Children go to school. We all trust that the bus driver, bus company and other drivers on the road will take steps that help keep everyone safe. But it only takes one act of negligence to cause an accident that leaves people injured. The Charleston bus accident lawyers at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC hold negligent parties accountable and help the injured recover compensation.
Some of the typical situations that contribute to bus accidents include:
- Pedestrians using bus lanes
- Blocked bus lanes because of other vehicles
- Unpredictable drivers and sudden lane changes without warning
- Speeding in unsafe conditions because of bad weather
- Sudden brake failure
- Other mechanical/auto product failures on a bus
But as with truck accidents, bus accidents can be complex to litigate. Multiple responsible parties may be at fault, including the bus driver, the bus company, manufacturers and negligent drivers. Our legal team conducts a thorough investigation of the accident to find out what really happened. We gather evidence and interview witnesses to determine who was at fault.
Our team looks for an indication that a driver was operating recklessly or under the influence. We review records to look for signs the bus company was negligent by not properly maintaining the bus. We look into the possibility that equipment was defective.
Your case isn't just business, it's personal
We also consider how the accident has impacted your life to determine your damages. Bus accidents can cause serious injuries such as broken bones, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury. The medical expenses for treating these injuries can become overwhelming. Even less severe injuries can lead to significant medical expenses.
And you may not be able to work because of your injury, resulting in lost income. We can also seek other damages, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life. In some cases, we may also be able to pursue punitive damages.
No one can predict the outcome of your claim. But you can count on us to build the strongest case possible and provide aggressive representation. We have taken on insurance companies and corporations. We're not intimidated by them and are not fooled by their attempts to pay you less money than you deserve for your accident.
If you were injured in a bus accident, it is important that you have skilled and experienced representation. Contact us today to discuss your accident and go over your legal options with an experienced Charleston injury attorney.