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Nationwide Bus Accident Attorneys

Dedicated Advocates for Bus Crash Victims in California and Nationwide

Wisner Baum has a long history of handling bus accident cases. The firm has handled 100 bus crash cases over the past 30 years for bus passengers, their families and pedestrians hit by buses, across the United States and in foreign tourist spots. In one case, the firm represented 27 passengers from a single bus accident.We handle a wide variety of bus accidents:

  • Casino bus
  • Charter bus
  • City bus
  • Greyhound bus
  • Party bus
  • School bus
  • Tour bus

Our firm has also handled bus accident cases against defendants such as Greyhound, Ford Motor Company, American Tour and Leasing Co., Bluebird, Sky Express, Inc., American Stage Lines, San Diego Metropolitan Transit, Mexico Transportacion Turista Peninsular, Windsor Inc., and Travellers Coach Company Limited.

If you’ve been the victim of a serious bus accident, contact our bus accident lawyers at Wisner Baum today to schedule a free initial consultation: (855) 948-5098.

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Your Legal Rights After a Bus Accident

Bus accident victims and their families have a right to seek personal injury and wrongful death damages against errant bus drivers and their companies. Any such lawsuit may well involve more than one state’s law or court system, and numerous complex choices and decisions may have to be made to maximize recovery or streamline procedures.

Those responsible for these accidents should be held accountable and safety improvements made. There are usually a number of weak links in the chain of events which lead up to an injury or death – negligent operators, negligent supervision, poor maintenance, design flaws, failed parts, or faulty reporting.

Each individual or group responsible for one or more factors may be called upon to pay a portion, or even all, of the compensation due the injured person or family members. Each of those entities may be situated in a different state and the harm may have occurred in yet another state.

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​Bus Crash Facts and Statistics

In 2018, there were roughly 65,000 bus accidents in the U.S., according to data from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). While most of these crashes resulted only in property damage, 234 caused deaths and 15,000 others caused injuries.NHTSA Data​  

The lion’s share of bus accidents in the U.S. involve school buses. An estimated 25 million public school students ride over 450,000 school buses twice daily to go to and from school. Another 1­2 million students ride school buses to and from school-related activities each day. Between 2008 and 2018, school buses accounted for 40% of all fatal bus crashes in the U.S. During the same period, intercity buses accounted for 12% and transit buses accounted for 35% of all fatal bus crashes.

Some other bus crash statistics:

  • There are more than 990,000 buses on the roads (includes municipally owned transit and commercial, federal, and school buses).
  • Bus accidents injure approximately 25,000 people every year.
  • On average, more than 250 people are killed in bus-related accidents each year.
  • Each day, over 450,000 school buses travel the nation’s roads.
  • An average of 23 school-age children die in school transportation-related traffic crashes each year.
  • Nearly half of school-age pedestrians killed in school transportation-related crashes were between the ages of 5 and 7 years old.

Bus Accidents by State

In the data below, you can see that California, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, Texas, and Georgia saw the most fatal bus crashes in the NHTSA’s most recent statistical report.

Bus Data By State​  

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Wisner Baum Represents Bus Accident Victims Across the Country

Over the years, Wisner Baum has prevailed in many of the most highly-publicized commercial transportation cases in the nation, including more than 300 commercial trucking, train, and bus accident cases. Our firm has litigated wrongful death and serious injury cases for over 40 years and our attorneys have tried well over 200 cases in their careers.

Many of the cases the firm has litigated involve children riding school buses. Some of these accidents have occurred while transporting children to and from school or to events, while some have involved the bus driver running over the child after the child left the bus.

Among the many bus accident lawsuits handled by our firm is the Girl Scout bus crash near Palm Springs, California in 1991. Seven people were killed and 47 were injured in that crash. Wisner Baum represented 27 people, mostly children, from that accident in which a school-type bus, loaded with Girl Scouts, nose-dived into a gully, and ultimately resulted in the death of four girls when they were thrown through windows onto the rocky ground.

In that bus accident, the firm’s attorneys argued successfully in court that on side impact, unsecured students and passengers can be severely injured when hurled against unpadded walls or through weak windows.

In an effort to improve bus safety, after the resolution of a Kentucky bus crash, Wisner Baum created information packets, including a crash test video that reenacted the actual crash, and organized and funded a national campaign in all fifty states and Canada. The package urged school bus owners, operators and purchasers to relocate gas tanks positioned next to the front doors to an unexposed position inside the frame behind the rear axle, thus reducing the chance of a fire and permitting exiting the front doors if a fire erupts.

Ready to get started? Contact Wisner Baum today at (855) 948-5098. From our offices in Los Angeles, we serve clients nationwide.

The Right Choice for Your Bus Accident Case

Many bus accident victims or their families hire our firm because of our many years of experience handling bus accident litigation and other forms of commercial transportation liability. 

Wisner Baum concentrates its practice on wrongful death and serious personal injury cases throughout the United States. The firm is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and maintains the highest AV® peer review rating, obtained through a rigorous process conducted by the leading international lawyer directory, Martindale-Hubbell.

Some reasons to consider our firm for your case:

  • 100 bus crash cases handled by our firm since 1988
  • 27 passengers represented in a single bus accident
  • $6,200,000 million settlement obtained for a single bus passenger
  • Succeeded in getting U.S. jurisdiction in two foreign crashes (England and Mexico)
  • Extensive experience with complex choice of law and difficult insurance coverage issues
  • The firm’s successful bus litigation is featured in the book, Reckless Disregard
  • Conducted an international grass-roots bus safety campaign to move the fuel tank to a safer location on school buses