Bus Accident Lawyers in Portland, OR
With the myriad of public transit options in Portland, it’s no wonder so many people opt to take the bus, Max, or the streetcar. It’s cost-effective, better for the environment, and convenient, a great way to get downtown, to work, or even out to Gresham, Beaverton, or the Portland Airport. But unfortunately, accidents can still happen while riding public transit.
If you were in an accident with public transit – whether it’s getting on or embarking, as a cyclist, a pedestrian, a driver, or a motorcyclist – we can help. At Lerner and Rowe, we’re empathetic to your circumstances, and will fight for you.
Our bus accident lawyers and legal staff are familiar with Portland transportation laws and have a proven track record of ensuring our clients receive the compensation they deserve. Don’t hesitate to call us today at 844-977-1900, use our live chat system, or fill out an online case form now. Our personal injury lawyers are compassionate, and handle every case with integrity – and we don’t cut corners.
Common Causes of Bus Accident Injuries
Some of the common causes of bus accidents are:
- A bus driver swerves or brakes abruptly to avoid hitting something
- A bus driver is distracted and crashes into something
- A bus driver loses consciousness
- A bus driver loses control of a bus
- Another vehicle wrecks into a bus
- A pedestrian steps into a bus driver’s blind spot and is hit
- A malfunctioning bus part results in an accident
Because buses and other transit systems don’t have seatbelts, this can lead to catastrophic injuries, and sometimes fatalities. Bus drivers are trained and hold a special license to drive a bus, but accidents can still happen – poor road conditions, other negligent drivers, collisions with other vehicles, and being forced to stop short to avoid cyclist or pedestrians can all cause terrible accidents.
On the other hand, if you’re on the street when there’s a crash, as a pedestrian or a cyclist, you’re far less protected against the much heavier, larger bus. This can cause catastrophic injuries that can change the course of your life. At Lerner and Rowe, we understand the gravity of your situation, and won’t rest until you receive the financial compensation you deserve, including lost wages, medical expenses, and more.
If you’ve been involved in a bus accident in the Portland area and suffered damages or injuries as a result, contact the Portland bus accident attorneys at Lerner and Rowe to discuss your case. We take the time to investigate the many details of the accident so that you get the most compensation possible.
Let Us Start Fighting for You!
Just make one call to 844-977-1900, or submit an online case review form today to connect with one of our Portland personal injury lawyers. Your initial consultation is FREE, and you won’t pay unless we win compensation on your behalf. Don’t wait to contact us, one of our representatives will be available to assist you any time day or night.