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Bus Accidents

Kansas City Bus Accident Lawyers

Bus Accident Lawyers in Kansas City, MO

If you have been injured in a bus accident, you need experienced legal help. At Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman, CHTD, our Kansas City bus accident lawyers have the knowledge, skill, and resources to effectively advocate for you in and out of the courtroom. We will fight to recover the maximum compensation you are owed for your injuries and other losses.

Call (816) 542-5999 or submit an online form to request a case evaluation.

What Causes Most Bus Accidents?

The following are the most common causes for bus accidents in Missouri:

  • Driver error: One of the primary causes of bus accidents is driver error, which can include distracted driving, fatigue, speeding, aggressive driving, or failure to follow traffic laws and regulations.

  • Vehicle maintenance issues: Poorly maintained buses can lead to accidents. Mechanical failures, such as faulty brakes, tire blowouts, or steering problems, can result in loss of control over the vehicle and accidents.

  • Adverse weather conditions: Inclement weather conditions like rain, snow, ice, fog, or high winds can increase the risk of bus accidents due to reduced visibility, decreased traction, and longer stopping distances.

  • Road conditions: Poorly maintained roads, construction zones, potholes, or uneven surfaces can contribute to bus accidents. These conditions may cause a bus driver to lose control or result in collisions with other vehicles.

  • Passenger behavior: Disruptive behavior by passengers can distract the bus driver, potentially leading to accidents. Unruly passengers or improper loading and unloading of passengers can also contribute to incidents.

  • Other drivers: Negligent actions of other drivers on the road, such as reckless driving, failing to yield, or driving under the influence, can cause bus accidents.

  • Fatigue and driver health: Bus drivers who are fatigued or experiencing health issues that affect their alertness and reaction times can be more prone to accidents.

Who Is Responsible for a School Bus Accident?

School bus accidents can be complex, especially when determining who is responsible. In most cases, the driver of the vehicle that hit the bus is at fault. However, it is possible for a third party to be held liable, such as the bus driver's employer.

The following parties can be held liable for a school bus accident:

  • The driver of the vehicle that hit the bus
  • The bus driver's employer
  • The school district
  • The bus manufacturer
  • The bus's insurance company

The bus driver is almost always liable for an accident because they failed to follow the rules of the road. When a third party is liable, it is because they failed to properly instruct or train the bus driver. For example, if a bus driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol and crashes into another vehicle, the employer can be held liable for damages because they failed to properly train their employees to never drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Recovering Damages in a Bus Accident Lawsuit

In most cases, the driver of the vehicle that hit the bus is at fault. When this is the case, our Kansas City bus accident lawyers can help you seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. However, if the bus driver's employer is at fault, you may be able to file a third-party claim against their insurance company.

Depending on the circumstances of your case, our Kansas City bus accident attorneys may be able to recover compensation for the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Permanent disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Property damage
  • Funeral expenses
  • Emergency responder costs
  • Trauma
  • Livestock and veterinary expenses
  • Vehicle damage
  • Luxury vehicle depreciation
  • Punitive damages

Representation in Kansas City Bus Accidents

Kansas City bus accident attorneys at Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman, CHTD are ready to fight for you. We will investigate the cause of the accident and gather all available evidence. We will work to hold all liable parties accountable for their actions and ensure you are fairly compensated for your losses. Our attorneys have the experience, skill, and resources to effectively represent you in and out of the courtroom.

Give our Kansas City bus accident lawyers a call at (816) 542-5999 or contact us online today to get started with a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.


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What Makes Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman Different?

  • Highly Respected in Our Field

    Our attorneys are well-established in various areas of practice, including Attorney Lynn R. Johnson, who is a member of the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates.

  • A Legacy of Excellence

    We have a longstanding history of exemplary legal representation dating back to 1949, but are committed to leveraging forward-thinking practices and technology for the benefit of our clients.

  • Trial-Ready Legal Advocacy

    While most of our cases result in successful settlements, our willingness to go to trial enables us to secure more favorable outcomes.

  • A Network of Support

    We work to ensure that you receive the resources you need after an injury, including medical care, access to experts, emotional and financial support.

  • Committed to Our Community

    Our advocacy does not stop in the courtroom - it extends into our support for various local organizations that benefit our community.

  • Personal, Hands-On Attention

    All members of our team, including partners, associates and paralegals, are committed to providing direct contact and clear communication.

Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman Bringing Dedication & Determination To Every Case

There are many very good reasons for choosing the attorneys of SJB to represent you. Law firms have different skills, different areas of expertise and different ways of approaching cases. Find out about our firm’s strengths, successes on behalf of our clients, and more importantly, the five reasons why you should hire us.


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