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Bus Accident Lawyers Sioux Falls

it is important to seek legal representation from attorneys with the intimate knowledge of these laws and how to apply them successfully to your accident case.

Bus Accidents

Buses are generally a safe way to travel, but occasionally accidents will happen.  Whether the form of transportation is that of private coach buses, commuter buses, transit buses, shuttle buses, tour buses or trolleys, a higher standard of care and safety is owed to all bus passengers.  It is the responsibility of bus operators to ensure that their passengers arrive at their destinations safely.  Due to the size of buses and the large number of passengers they routinely carry, these accidents can be even more dangerous than other motor vehicle accidents.  

Depending on the circumstances of a bus accident, bus companies, mechanics or drivers may be to blame. Common forms of negligence in bus accidents include: 

  • Excessive speed
  • Abrupt braking and/or acceleration
  • Negligent hiring
  • Lack of training
  • Hours of service violations
  • Drowsy driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Bus defect or malfunction
  • Lack of bus maintenance

There does not need to be a collision with another vehicle.  If you are personally injured because you are thrown from your seat or off your feet due to the driver braking or accelerating unnecessarily hard or the bus driver takes a corner dangerously fast, then you may have a claim.  

Some bus companies are governmental entities.  As a result, notice of the accident must be reported within a certain amount of days and laws applying to bus accidents may differ from those governing other vehicle accidents. For this reason, it is important to seek legal representation from attorneys with the intimate knowledge of these laws and how to apply them successfully to your accident case. Furthermore, our qualified and experienced legal team is trained to investigate bus accidents.  We know what to look for to support your claim and help you successfully recover the damages you have suffered in a bus accident. 

To learn more about your legal rights and options, call 605-338-4304 and contact one of our attorneys at Johnson Janklow Abdallah, LLP, today.  You can count on us to handle your case effectively. 

It is great to work with the attorneys at Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah. They always provide excellent advice and service that is second to none.

Mike Miller | Cleveland Cavaliers

The lawyers at Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah are consistently ranked as the top business lawyers in the state. Our business can always count on them to aggressively fight for our rights and provide straight-forward advice on complex issues.

Mark McNeary | Primrose Retirement Communities, LLC

Lawyers from Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah regularly participate in legal education by judging intramural student skills competitions; helping prepare our nationally competitive litigation skills teams; serving or leading the South Dakota State Bar's Law School Committee; and, from time to time , providing guest lecturers. The Law School is grateful for the generous participation of lawyers like those from Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah.

Dean Tom Geu | University of South Dakota School of Law