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Columbia Bus Accident Lawyer

Bus collisions often end in serious injury for passengers, other motorists, and pedestrians. Bus operators and busing companies have a duty of care to their passengers and other road users, and when this duty is violated, resulting in injury, victims can take action if they so choose. Whether you were the passenger of a bus, pedestrian, driver, cyclist, or other road user, you have the right to file a personal injury claim against any responsible parties, including the busing company.  Marc Brown has assisted countless clients in receiving considerable financial compensation resulting from bus accidents over the years, and can do the same for you.

Damages in a Bus Accident

Bus accident victims, whether they were bus passengers, vehicle occupants, pedestrians, or cyclists, may be able to collect compensation for the following types of damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • Future medical costs
  • Lost income and earning ability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of joy of life
  • Emotional distress
  • Property damage

Causes of Bus Accidents and Other Injury Incidents

Bus drivers, while usually highly experienced and cautious, make mistakes like other drivers. However, their errors often lead to extremely catastrophic collisions due to the sheer size of passenger buses. Examples of negligent driving that can lead to a bus crash include:

  • Speeding and tailgating, resulting in a rear-end collision when the vehicle in front slows suddenly.
  • Failure to check side view mirrors when exiting a shared bus/bike lane and therefore cutting off a cyclist.
  • Distracted driving, resulting in a deviation from the lane the bus driver was occupying and side-swiping a car in the other lane.
  • Making too wide of a turn in an intersection due to operator inexperience, resulting in a collision with a stopped vehicle.
  • Hitting a pedestrian crossing the street, due to impatient/aggressive driving.
  • Failure to yield right of way to a passenger vehicle already occupying an adjacent lane, resulting in a side-swipe collision.

Bus Passenger Injury Scenarios We Handle

Not all victims of bus accidents are other road users; many injuries occur inside the bus to the passengers. These incidents can be caused by numerous factors including:

  • Bus driver starts too suddenly, causing a passenger to trip and fall as they attempt to find their seat.
  • Bus driver makes an overly fast turn or other maneuver, causing a standing passenger to fall.
  • Improper maintenance or cleaning resulting in a slip, trip, and fall.
  • Bus driver stopped suddenly or otherwise caused a collision that resulted in an injury to the bus passengers. Whiplash and facial injuries are particularly prevalent among bus passenger victims due to a lack of seatbelts and airbags.

Call a Columbia Bus Accident Lawyer

As with all types of traffic accidents, it can be difficult proving negligence when it comes to a crash, particularly if a passenger is injured due to a fall. The bus company or municipality may claim that the passenger had a responsibility to sit or hold on firmly to a hand support, and that their failure to do so was the result of the fall, not the bus driver’s erratic driving. Proving fault and the seriousness of your damages in other scenarios can be just as difficult, which is why we encourage you to call Columbia bus accident attorney Marc Brown today at (803) 848-0008 to schedule a free consultation.

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Meet Attorney Marc Brown

Marc Brown is an experienced personal injury and civil rights attorney serving clients throughout South Carolina and Georgia. Marc is motivated by the challenge of helping his clients solve their complex legal issues, and most importantly, he obtains favorable results. He is a caring and conscientious attorney who brings the experience and resources of a larger firm to his practices in Sumter and Columbia, SC.

A Personable & Dedicated South Carolina Attorney

As someone who has always had a keen sense of right and wrong and a desire to achieve excellence and fairness in all things, pursuing law was a natural career choice. After graduating with honors from the prestigious Emory University School of Law, Marc went on to become a dedicated litigator who focuses on personal injury, workers’ compensation, and criminal defense cases.

Why Choose Us?

Choosing an attorney is a very important decision, but it can be difficult. When you choose the Marc Brown Law Firm, we do everything we can to keep you informed, put your needs first, and to make sure justice is served. Here are just a few reasons to choose us:

The Right Experience

Attorney Marc Brown has experience that matters. Prior to opening this law firm, Marc spent nearly a half a decade defending big insurance companies and large corporations in personal injury and commercial litigation matters across the United States. Marc knows exactly how insurance companies and corporations evaluate claims and what they look at when deciding to increase the amount they are willing to pay. He thinks outside the box to find additional or hidden opportunities for favorable results.

We’ll Come To You

After being injured in a serious accident, you need to focus on getting better. Serious accidents can be hard on an individual, physically and emotionally. The Marc Brown Law Firm is dedicated to fight for you while you recover. If you are unable to travel to our office for any reason, we will personally visit you! Just give us a call to talk whenever you may be in need of assistance. We’re here to help.

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At the Marc Brown Law Firm, we choose to put our clients first. Our clients are more than just a case number. We think of each of our clients as extended members of the family. We make sure to inform our clients of all their legal options and provide timely updates throughout the life their case.

24/7 Availability

We are available around the clock for our clients. If at any point we are unavailable, we promise to promptly respond to all messages within hours.

Dedicated

We work hard so that our clients receive the justice they deserve! When necessary, Attorney Marc Brown retains investigators, engineers, and other experts to help prove your case. Insurance companies are big, but Marc is experienced and resourceful. We fight for each of our clients so that you can receive the maximum compensation available to you.

No Fees Unless We Win*

We work on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no upfront cost to clients. You only pay lawyer fees when we win your case. This also means that your attorney is only paid a percentage of what is recovered for you. The Marc Brown Law Firm has a vested interest in ensuring that each of our clients receive the maximum recovery available to them. We are determined to fight tirelessly to recover for you.

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