Our Kalamazoo bus accident lawyers represent bus drivers and bus passengers injured in crashes in Kalamazoo and the surrounding areas. We file lawsuits against insurance companies who refuse to pay no-fault insurance benefits, including lost wages and medical expenses. Our law firm will help you win the best and highest settlement for your case.
Unfortunately, fatal bus accidents do occur in the Kalamazoo area. In cases involving the death of a bus driver or bus passenger, we will file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the surviving family members. These lawsuits seek compensation for the pain and suffering of the decedent and for the loss of society and companionship suffered by the family members.
Common Types of Bus Accidents In and Near Kalamazoo
Buses provide all types of transportation in the Kalamazoo area. The most common types of buses are:
- Kalamazoo Metro Transit buses
- Greyhound buses
- School buses
- Charter buses
- Limousine buses
- Party buses
- Shuttle buses
Where Do Kalamazoo Bus Accidents Occur?
Kalamazoo is located in the southwest region of Michigan, sitting as the county seat of Kalamazoo County. As of 2014, Kalamazoo had a total population of 75,922 with the metropilitan area having a population of 335,340.
There are several highways and major thoroughfares that pass through Kalamazoo and the surrounding areas. Buses traverse these highways every day, and often these areas are the site of bus accidents. They are:
What are the Common Types of Bus Accidents?
Bus accidents often occur due to the negligence of another motorist on the road. According to statistics, these are the most common types of bus accidents in Michigan:
- Single bus accidents
- Rear end accidents
- Angled rear end accidents
- Sideswipe accidents
- Head on left turn accidents
- Excessive speed
- Distracted driving
How to Get a Kalamazoo Bus Accident Report
For a bus accident that occurred in Kalamazoo, you can request your report directly from the Kalamazoo Police Department.
Kalamazoo Police Department
Kalamazoo, MI 48048
You can also get the Traffic Crash Report online from any Michigan law enforcement agency through the Michigan State Police website. If you choose us as your bus accident attorneys, we will get all of the reports for you and have our investigator interview witnesses and take photographs.
What Types of Claims Can I Make After a Bus Accident?
There are several potential claims that can be made after a bus accident. The type of claims you can make depend on your involvement with the bus, that is, whether you were an injured bus passenger or you were hit by a bus. In most cases, you can file a claim for Michigan No-Fault insurance benefits to get your medical bills, lost wages, and other bills paid.
Injured bus passengers and others not on the bus at the time of the accident, can file a liability lawsuit against the negligent bus driver or other motorist. These cases demand settlments for pain and suffering, disability, and other non-economic benefits. In cases involving a fatal bus accident, the surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit. These lawsuits seek compensation for the loss of the loved one and other damages allowed under Michigan law.
Who are the Best Kalamazoo Bus Accident Lawyers?
Our legal team includes the most successful bus accident attorneys in Michigan. Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. and our lawyers have won the top awards in the legal profession, including:
- U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms
- "Best Michigan Personal Injury Attorney" by American Lawyer Academy
- Named Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Michigan
- Honored as "Super Lawyers"
- Top Martindale-Hubbell Rating (AV) for Skill & Integrity
- Member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum
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Our No Fee Promise on Kalamazoo Bus Accident Cases
Don't be concerned about the money you might need to hire a lawyer. You can afford to have the best bus accident law firm on your side without paying a penny out of your pocket. It literally costs nothing to get started and if your bus accident case is unsuccessful for any reason, you owe us nothing. We promise you in writing:
- No money to hire us or get started on your case
- We pay all case costs and expenses from start to finish
- You pay no legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
- Phone calls to our office are always free, forever.
Start Your Kalamazoo Bus Accident Case
There are three easy ways for us to get started on your case. You can:
- Chat online with our intake specialist and a bus accident lawyer will call you directly.
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page. We will contact you shortly.
- Call (800) 606-1717 any time of day to tell us about your case.
Warning: There are strict time deadlines for filing Kalamazoo bus accident lawsuits. Call us today to learn more about Kalamazoo bus accident laws.
- Kalamazoo District Court
- Kalamazoo County Circuit Court
- Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office
- Kalamazoo Wiki Page
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