Bus accidents can cause serious injury on a wide scale. Since passengers are unbelted, they can be thrown against hard objects if the bus stops suddenly or crashes. Pedestrians and bicyclists can be injured or killed when the driver makes an unsafe maneuver.
If you or someone you love was injured in a bus accident in the Kansas City area, call 816-361-5555 to discuss your case with an attorney at the personal injury law firm of Monsees & Mayer, P.C. We handle cases against the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), Johnson County Transit (The JO) and tour bus lines.
Contact an attorney as soon as possible. In Missouri, you have a limited time to file a personal injury claim against a city or government agency.
Holding Negligent Drivers Accountable
Bus accidents are often caused by driver error or defective equipment. Here are just some examples of negligence that can lead to a serious injury on a bus:
- Driving erratically such as making a sudden stop or turn
- Hitting the brakes abruptly
- Striking pedestrians in or out of a crosswalk
- Clipping bicyclists when passing
- Driving away before a disembarked passenger is clear of the bus
- Slip-and-falls due to defective or worn steps
- Unsafe wheelchair ramps or power lifts for disabled passengers
In some cases, another party may be fully or partially at fault. For example, another vehicle or a defect in the roadway may be a contributing factor in an accident. Our attorneys work with investigators to determine all liable parties.
The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can collect and preserve the evidence we will need to prove your case.
For Immediate Help Following A Bus Accident In Missouri
Call 816-361-5555 or complete our simple contact form to schedule a free and confidential consultation concerning your bus accident injury with a lawyer at our firm. We’ll take the time to answer your questions and explain your rights.