Bus Accidents

Minneapolis Bus Accident Attorneys

Advocating for the Wrongfully Injured in MN, ND, and WI

While no one wakes up and anticipates an injury, accidents are an inevitable part of life. In Minneapolis, bus accidents can result in serious injuries, whether it be during your morning commute or in afternoon rush-hour traffic. If you were injured by a negligent bus driver, it's imperative to seek sound counsel to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Fortunately, our seasoned advocates at Fay & Associates are here to relentlessly pursue justice.

Our bus accident attorneys have over 27 years of experience representing injured clients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. Our lawyers are well-equipped to deliver the dependable advocacy you need to take back your life after a severe injury. Our firm can work tirelessly to hold liable parties accountable, restoring your financial security and freeing you to focus on making a swift recovery. 

Common Types of Bus Accidents

Since 1997, our firm has provided effective representation to victims of many different types of bus accidents. We commonly represent clients injured in: 

  • School bus accidents
  • Charter bus accidents
  • Airport shuttle accidents
  • Passenger van accidents
  • Public transit bus accidents

No one deserves to pay the price for someone else’s negligence. Our attorneys can help you pursue justice. Call (612) 888-8354to schedule a free consultation.

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With a full staff of attorneys, paralegals and investigators, our entire staff is dedicated to getting our clients the best possible results.

What Causes Bus Accidents? 

There are many reasons why bus accidents occur. Some common causes of bus accidents include: 

  • Reckless driving: Many bus drivers operate on tight schedules and deadlines, prompting some bus operators to drive at excessive speeds or violate other traffic laws to get where they're going. This can lead to serious injuries in bus accidents.
  • Fatigued driving: Some bus operators work long hours and abnormal schedules. If the driver operates the bus while drowsy or fatigued, this can lead to serious accidents if they nod off at the wheel or lack the appropriate responsiveness to obstacles on the road.   
  • Driving under the influence: Bus drivers who operate large motor vehicles while under the influence of drugs or alcohol are at a significantly higher risk of causing accidents and injuries on the road.   
  • Inadequate training or experience: Bus operators are required to obtain a special license to operate these large vehicles safely. If they fail to obtain proper certifications or their employer fails to provide adequate training, this can lead to bus accidents. 
  • Defective road conditions: Bus accidents can occur due to hazardous road conditions, such as during extreme weather, increasing the risk of injuries.
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EXPECT THE INDIVIDUALIZED ATTENTION YOU DESERVE
  • Invested in You

    Our relationship with clients begins with a consultation and continues through your case and life outside the courtroom. We are invested in your case, but also you. 

  • Advocates for the Injured

    We choose to focus our firm in a few areas of law so we can stay in the forefront of legal changes and gain in-depth legal knowledge that our clients can benefit from. Our attorneys never represent insurance companies or large corporations.

  • Treating Clients Like Partners
    With Fay & Associates, you have the entire backing of our firm, including the breadth and depth of our resources standing behind you.

Who Is Liable in a Bus Accident?

Depending on the unique circumstances of the accident, various parties may be liable. In some cases, more than one party may be at fault for resulting injuries. Our Minneapolis lawyers can work tirelessly to identify all negligent parties and hold them accountable for the harm they’ve caused. Common liable parties in a bus accident include:   

  • The bus driver: If the bus accident occurred due to unsafe operation—such as fatigued, distracted, drunk, drugged, or reckless driving—the driver of the bus may be liable for damages.
  • The bus maintenance company: If the manufacturer of the bus failed to properly and safely maintain the vehicle, they may be liable for injuries in an accident.
  • The bus manufacturer: If the accident occurs due to a flaw in design or manufacturing, the manufacturer of the bus may be fully or partially responsible for injuries.
  • The bus company: If the bus driver’s employer failed to provide adequate safety training or hired a driver with insufficient experience or credentials, the bus company itself may be liable for damages. 
  • The city or local government: If the city, state, or local government failed to fulfill official duties in regard to maintaining safe road conditions and preventing known hazards, they may be fully or partially liable for the bus accident. 
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    I’m from Dallas Texas and I got hurt during a job in Minnesota. Hands down Eric Nelson is the best attorney in the state of Minnesota. I told him what was going on with my case and he fought tooth & mail for me. Trust me you are in great hands

    - Darren S.
  • “They went above and beyond to help me with my case.”
    I will highly recommend Fay & Associates. They were very professional. They kept me informed of all the details.They went above and beyond to help me with my case. Thank you, Fay & Associates
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    Great Lawyer. Very professional. Micheal Fay hears his client's concerns, and worries and works to win. First time needing a lawyer and I’m beyond impressed with the service and the outcome of my service. Thank you so much for all that you and your team have done in order to help settle my case.

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  • “I would recommended Eric in a heart beat”

    I would recommended Eric in a heart beat he handle my case he was there for me all the way and he fights for the rights for his clients he helped me all the way I couldn't ask for any other attorney but him he is an excellent attorney if anyone needs a work comp/injury attorney hire Eric he is the best attorney my work comps case we won the case he will fight for you no matter what , thank you Eric for everything you did for me and my family I rate Eric 10 plus more stars!

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Serving the Wrongfully Injured for 27+ Years 

At Fay & Associates, our Minneapolis attorneys have a wealth of knowledge and diverse experience to aggressively protect your rights after a wrongful injury. We understand how shocking and scary it can be to find yourself out of work with a serious accident, which is why our firm is committed to providing the skilled representation our clients need to take back their lives and safeguard their economic security. From dog attacks to boating accidents, our award-winning advocates have a proven track record of results and a longstanding reputation for legal excellence in the Twin Cities and beyond. If you need dependable advocacy in Minnesota, North Dakota, or Wisconsin, look no further than Fay & Associates to give your case the personalized attention it deserves.

If you were injured in a bus accident, Fay & Associates can deliver the dependable advocacy you deserve. Contact us online to request a free case evaluation. 

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