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Buses are a very convenient means of transportation around the State of Michigan. They may be a preferred means of commuting for many people, since they are safe, give off minimal carbon emissions, and are easy to use. Buses are rarely involved in accidents, but when they are, the results can be devastating.

bus accident lawyerVictims who are involved in a bus accident can end up having to deal with very severe injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, you need all the help that is available while you recover. Because bus accidents in Michigan can be quite serious, necessitating huge medical costs, you need a Michigan bus accident lawyer experienced with bus accidents to help you recover the maximum compensation possible.

At Mike Morse Law Firm, our top-rated Michigan bus accident lawyers can help you recover your losses and make sure that your future is secure. If you would like to know how our skilled Michigan bus accident lawyers can help you, contact us right away. Call Mike Morse Law Firm toll-free at 855-MIKE-WINS to speak to one of our bus accident lawyers for FREE.

What Causes Bus Accidents in Michigan

Buses are mostly safe because they do not speed, are driven by experienced bus drivers, and have multiple technologies that improve their safety index. Unfortunately, even those features are not enough to completely prevent bus accidents in Michigan. There are usually other factors at play, and these factors can get innocent victims injured.

Some of the common causes of bus accidents include:

  • Reckless driving
  • Negligence behind the wheel
  • Lack of consideration for other road users
  • Running red lights
  • Excessive speeding
  • Refusing to leave an adequate distance between vehicles
  • Wide turns
  • Driver being sleep-deprived
  • Driver being unusually fatigued
  • Driving without consideration for poor weather conditions like snow, ice, or rain
  • The other road user being in the driver’s blindspot
  • Inexperienced persons employed as bus drivers
  • Driving under the influence of illicit substances, opioids, or alcohol
  • Lack of necessary safety features
  • Mechanical fault
  • Distracted driving

Also, bus companies may indirectly cause accidents when they try to skimp on maintenance or repair costs just so they can save some money. This action inadvertently leads to failed parts while the truck is in motion and causes accidents.

If you have been involved in a bus accident in Michigan and are seeking compensation, our highly knowledgeable and experienced Michigan bus accident lawyers can help you. We will file a personal injury claim on your behalf and work extra hard to make sure that you get the maximum settlement possible.

For more information on how we can help you, contact Mike Morse Law Firm at 855-MIKE-WINS to speak to a Michigan bus accident lawyer.

Types of Bus Accidents in Michigan

When you come to us seeking to file a personal injury lawsuit against an errant driver or the bus company, it is our job to find out the exact type of accident you had. We’ll also look at the extent to which you were injured before we file your compensation claims.

Some of the more common accidents involving buses include:

  • Side-swiping with the mirror or side of the bus
  • Accidents between a bus and a car, another bus, a bike, or a cyclist
  • Bus-pedestrian accident
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Car pile-up triggered by skidding buses

The circumstances surrounding every bus accident is different. Each case requires the insight and keen eye of an experienced Michigan bus accident attorney to determine the claims you will file or the kind of settlement you will seek. If you have been injured in a bus accident, please get in touch with us today.

At Mike Morse Law Firm, our lawyers are familiar and up to date with every aspect of bus accident law. We are well-equipped to file your claims on your behalf and provide the legal support that you need to secure fair compensation. If you want to learn more about how we help injured victims of bus accidents, get in touch with us today by calling 855-MIKE-WINS for a free consultation.

Are You Entitled to No-Fault Insurance Benefits in Michigan?

According to Michigan law, all drivers are required to carry an auto insurance policy. If you were injured in the accident as a passenger, you are entitled to no-fault insurance benefits. With the benefits, an injured victim should be able to take care of the medical bills brought on by the accident. You can also recover lost wages, household services required for rehabilitative care, attendant care benefits, and more.

You do not have to carry any insurance policy or have your own car before you can qualify for the no-fault insurance benefits. As long as you were injured in the accident, you may qualify to receive the benefits. If you would like to know whether you are entitled to no-fault insurance benefits, get in touch with us at Mike Morse Law Firm, and our personal injury lawyers will examine your situation.

First, we’ll determine your eligibility. Once we find that you are qualified to file for no-fault insurance benefits, we will then identify the insurance company that the driver carries and file your claim with them. Remember, you do not have to suffer for something you did not cause. Mike Morse Law Firm can help you get what you deserve and secure your future in the process.

The last thing you should be worried about when you are recovering is your bills and the well-being of your loved ones. When you hire us to handle your claims, we will take care of everything on your behalf so that you can focus on healing, recovery, and getting back to your normal life as soon as possible.

We will help you prepare the paperwork you need to file your claims and start the process of making sure you get your compensation. With Mike Morse Law Firm, you can be sure that you are in good hands.

Do I Have a Case?

Can You File a Lawsuit Against a Bus Driver or Company in Michigan?

The major grounds for filing a third-party lawsuit is negligence. If there is real proof or evidence that the bus driver and/or the company that hired the driver were negligent, and that negligence directly or indirectly caused the accident, it may be advisable to sue.

This applies if you were a passenger or driver of either the bus or the vehicle it hit. For example, if you were a passenger on the bus and noticed that the driver was fiddling with his or her phone before running a red light, you may be able to sue both the driver and the driver’s company.

Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may be able to sue the liable party for a wide range of issues including loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, shock and fright, mental anguish, and disability.

While physical injuries can be measured in dollars and cents, pain and suffering, etc. can be a bit more complicated to quantify in value. Pain and suffering are categorized as non-economic damages and require extensive experience and skillfulness to be pursued.

Our skilled and knowledgeable lawyers at Mike Morse Law Firm are familiar with the process of quantifying non-economic damages and can help you do that. Call Mike Morse Law Firm at 855-MIKE-WINS to find out more.

Hire a Michigan Bus Accident Lawyer

Mike Morse Law Firm is Michigan’s largest personal injury law firm. We have over 25 years of experience helping injured victims of bus accidents and other personal injury cases. We have won over $1 billion in compensation for clients like you who were hurt by other people’s actions.

Our team of legal professionals is here to fight for you and help you get back the peace of mind you had before the accident. We are committed to helping you secure your future and that of your loved ones too. Call us at 855-MIKE-WINS to schedule a FREE initial consultation to get started. Let us help you today.

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