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Haverhill Bus Accident Lawyer

A Brief Summary of the Following Article

  • Residents of Massachusetts rely on buses; however, frequent accidents result in significant injuries and other losses.
  • Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers offers specialized assistance for bus accident victims, aiming for maximum compensation based on your unique needs.
  • Bus accidents can stem from various negligent actions, such as distracted driving, lack of seatbelts, or inadequate maintenance.
  • Numerous parties, from bus drivers to government agencies, can be held accountable in a bus accident, with multiple entities potentially sharing liability.

Many individuals in Massachusetts rely on buses to deliver them safely and reliably to work, school, and more. Unfortunately, bus accidents occur all too often, leaving victims facing significant physical, emotional, and financial consequences. If you have been injured in a bus accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your losses. Whether you were injured as a bus rider or as another driver on the road, an experienced Haverhill bus accident attorney can help you pursue the justice you deserve.  

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our skilled bus accident lawyers are committed to helping bus accident victims in Haverhill and the neighboring areas seek the maximum amount of compensation available for their injuries and other accident-related damages. We have a proven track record of success and are ready to fight for you. Our attorneys take a personalized approach to every case and will consider every detail as we address your unique needs. To schedule a free consultation with a seasoned bus accident attorney, call us at (617) 391-9001 or complete our contact form today.  

What Damages Can an Experienced Attorney Help You Recover Through a Bus Accident Claim?

Bus accident victims often require extended hospital stays and several days off of work. As you heal from your injuries and contend with the burdens associated with your accident, pursuing compensation for your losses may feel impossible. The trusted bus accident lawyer at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers can take this stress off your shoulders and seek compensation for the losses you have endured. While every case is unique, our attorneys may be able to help you recover the following damages:

  • Current and expected medical expenses
  • Emotional trauma
  • Loss of enjoyment in life
  • Lost wages and earning potential
  • Significant disfigurement or disability
  • Pain and suffering

Shortly after your accident, you may be contacted by the insurance adjuster and offered a low initial settlement. While many believe the insurance company has their best interests at heart, this is not always the case. Many insurance companies may attempt to offer you the lowest amount possible for your injuries and other losses. When you retain the services of an experienced bus accident lawyer, we can negotiate with the insurance adjuster on your behalf to protect the compensation you deserve.

Examples of Negligence in Bus Accidents

Due to their sheer size and passenger capacity, bus accidents cause significant injuries and other losses. If a bus driver or other party responsible for the buses acts negligently, they may cause an accident that impacts the lives of several victims. Some examples of negligence that may result in bus accidents in Massachusetts include the following:

  • Absence of seatbelts
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Improper maintenance 
  • Inadequate training
  • Violating traffic laws

Bus companies often fail to perform critical maintenance to cut costs. Because buses are substantially heavier than most standard motor vehicles, ignored maintenance or repairs can cause serious accidents. If you have been injured in a bus accident, a knowledgeable Haverhill bus accident lawyer can meticulously investigate your case to discover the cause of your accident and build a solid claim for compensation.

Who Can Be Held Liable in a Massachusetts Bus Accident Claim?

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our bus accident attorneys work tirelessly to hold negligent parties accountable for the full scope of the losses you have suffered. Depending on the details of your accident and injuries, one or more of the following parties may be held accountable for your losses:

  • Bus companies
  • Bus passengers
  • Maintenance technicians 
  • Other drivers involved in the accident
  • Parts distributors and designers
  • Safety inspectors
  • The bus driver
  • The bus manufacturer
  • The bus owner
  • The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority or other government agencies

When you partner with one of our top-notch bus accident attorneys, we will work with you to understand the circumstances surrounding your case, as well as who may be responsible for the accident and injuries. It is essential to note that multiple parties may bear partial liability for your accident. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we aim to hold all negligent parties fully accountable for damages.

Contact a First-Class Bus Accident Attorney at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers

A severe bus accident can drastically impact the victim’s life. If you have suffered an injury in a bus accident, you deserve to have an experienced attorney on your side. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our dedicated bus accident lawyers are committed to helping you move your life forward after an accident. Our managing partners, J. Tucker Merrigan and Peter M. Merrigan, have been recognized by outlets such as Super Lawyers for their commitment to their client’s best interests. 

To learn more about how we can help you, schedule a free consultation through our contact form or by calling (617) 391-9001.

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