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Bus Accidents

Bus accidents are happening more than ever before as millions of Americans ride the bus to work, to school, and for other daily activities. For many New Jersey residents, the bus is their only mode of transportation. Whether you’re a bus passenger involved in an accident, or you or your car are struck by a bus – having an experienced accident attorney on your side is critical to get the compensation you deserve.

When you or a loved one are injured in a bus accident, your priority, first and foremost, should be getting back on the road to recovery. You shouldn’t have to worry about how you’re going to pay for that recovery, or how to deal with work and insurance companies. Not to mention car repairs if your car was struck in the accident. All of this uncertainty brings additional stress to an already frustrating situation. 

But what if you had a team of legal experts handling all these headaches for you? An experienced team with your best interest in mind, dedicated to winning your case and getting you the maximum available financial compensation possible. 

At Dimian & Masterpalo, that’s exactly what you’ll get. We have a proven track record of holding negligent bus drivers, liable bus owners and operators, and insurance companies accountable to the fullest extent. When you hire Dimian & Masterpalo, you pay nothing upfront. If we don’t win, you don’t pay! Contact us for a free consultation 24/7 at (732) 508-9200

The bus accident laws of New Jersey entitle victims to compensation for things like medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering, lost wages, and permanent disfigurement or injuries. Bus accidents have high potential for serious injuries since bus passengers are often not restrained with seatbelts. If you or your loved one was injured in a crash, you deserve the maximum available financial compensation to cover you during this time of need.

Unfortunately, many accident victims struggle to get the compensation that they rightfully deserve. Insurance companies are known to offer lowball coverage that barely addresses your needs, sometimes even refusing to cover some of the damages. A legal claim greatly improves your case with insurance and work. Research shows that accident victims who choose to retain an attorney typically receive three times as much compensation compared to those who do not have legal counsel or representation at their side. 

Our New Jersey accident lawyers have the skills and experience needed to protect your rights. At Dimian & Masterpalo, we believe in exceptional client care – you can count on us working tirelessly to win your case and make sure that you and your family receive the compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Dimian & Masterpalo?

Dimian & Masterpalo Attorneys at Law specializes in accident cases in New Jersey. We have a proven track record dating back to 2012 – helping thousands of people just like you win their case and move forward after sustaining an injury caused by another’s negligence. With 98% of our business coming from auto accident victims, we are expertly equipped to address any and all complicated legal issues your case might present.

We are the best accident lawyers in New Jersey – not only because of our success rate and experience, but also because of how we treat our clients. At Dimian & Masterpalo, our main focus is to assure you get the individual attention and expertise required to receive the justice and compensation you deserve. From the moment of the accident through the entire litigation process, Dimian & Masterpalo are there to advise you every step of the way.

And when you hire Dimian & Masterpalo, you pay nothing upfront. Our fees are only collected if we win your case. If we don’t win, you don’t pay! Contact us for a free consultation 24/7 at (732) 508-9200.

Dimian & Masterpalo is ready to serve you with premiere legal representation through unmatched client service, uncompromised professional integrity, and dedication in the field of law as it pertains to motor vehicle accidents.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Liable for a Bus Accident?

The owner or operator of a bus has ultimate liability for a bus accident – whether the owner is a private company, a private organization, or a public municipality. Those who may be liable for your bus crash include the: 

  • Bus driver
  • Bus owner
  • Bus company
  • School board (school bus accidents)
  • Government (city bus accidents)
  • Bus manufacturer
  • Parts manufacturer
  • Bus maintenance company

Bus accidents come in all shapes and sizes as there are several types of  buses on the roadways, including:

  • Public transportation buses
  • Private organization or church buses
  • School buses
  • Tour buses
  • Charter buses

Your bus accident lawyers at Dimian & Masterpalo will determine who owns the bus that was involved in your accident, who was at fault, and who should be held liable for the crash. We’ll fight for your right to receive the utmost compensation you deserve.

What Are Causes of Bus Accidents?

Regardless of the safety features that buses are equipped with today, injuries and fatalities still happen every year due to the carelessness or negligence of the bus driver and/or other drivers on the road. In fact, negligent behavior while behind the wheel is the number one cause of bus accidents.

Here are some of the common causes of bus collisions:

  • Bus driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Bus driver fatigue
  • Bus driver inattention
  • Faulty bus equipment (particularly brakes and tires)
  • Careless operation of the bus
  • Failure to allow passengers to be properly seated before proceeding on the bus route (causing passengers to fall)
  • Failure to yield to pedestrians, resulting in pedestrian knockdowns

Bus accidents can also happen due to external circumstances, such as bad weather or hazardous road conditions. It’s the bus driver’s duty to never put their passengers in danger, and to pull over and stop if necessary to keep everyone safe.

No matter what caused your bus accident, our team of accident attorneys will analyze your crash to determine the best strategy for your case to get you the compensation you deserve.