When we step onto Denver public transportation, such as an RTD city bus or the 16th Street Mall Ride, we expect to be safe. Although all types of auto accidents can have devastating consequences, bus accidents have the potential to cause more severe injuries and costly damages. Proving liability in a bus accident case is also more complex than a typical car wreck, and requires the expertise of a knowledgeable bus accident lawyer.
If you’ve been injured in a Denver bus accident, the attorneys at Leventhal Sar LLC can help you determine who is responsible for your injuries and fight to hold them accountable. Call us today at (303) 515-7355 or complete the form on this page to schedule a free consultation. We welcome clients from Cherry Creek, Aurora and throughout Colorado.
Common Causes of Bus Accidents
There are many different kinds of buses throughout Colorado. The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards defines a bus as any motorized vehicle that can carry more than ten passengers. These can include:
- City buses operating with an urban area, such as RTD
- Greyhound buses, transporting passengers from city to city
- Tour buses and coaches used to carry tourists
- School and college buses
- Other buses and vans used for church groups, clubs and workers
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that nearly 300 fatal bus accidents happen every year. Some common causes of the tragic wrecks include:
- Reckless bus drivers
- Intoxicated bus drivers
- Distracted bus drivers
- Improper bus maintenance
- Road maintenance issues
- Inclement weather
Determining Liability in a Bus Accident Case
Lawsuits involving bus accidents are extremely complex because they involve the potential liability of a number of parties, such as:
- The bus driver
- The bus management company
- Manufacturers of bus equipment
- Additional negligent drivers involved in the crash
- Government agencies responsible for public buses
Reasons for bus accidents vary greatly and the attorneys at Leventhal Sar LLC can conduct a thorough investigation into your case to help determine who is responsible for your injuries.
If you’ve been injured in a bus accident, you can expect the bus company’s insurer to try to settle for far less than you deserve. Our lawyers are familiar with the tactics of insurance companies and we will aggressively pursue the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.
How Our Denver Bus Accident Attorneys Can Help You
With so many legal factors to consider, it is critical that you choose a bus accident lawyer with the knowledge, resources and experience to effectively build your best case. At Leventhal Sar LLC, we can help you with every aspect of your claim, including determining liability, dealing with insurance companies and handling paperwork.
We focus on your case so you can focus on healing, and we don’t get paid until you do.
If you need a qualified Denver bus accident attorney, contact Leventhal Sar LLC today online or at (303) 515-7355 to discuss your case for free. We proudly serve accident victims from Aurora, Cherry Creek, and throughout the greater Denver area.