Atlanta Bus Accident Lawyer Serving Georgia
Premier Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorneys
Because buses are large commercial vehicles that have a higher potential
for causing serious injuries than standard vehicles, personal injury claims
filed over bus accidents can be complex. When buses are owned by government
municipalities, are engaged in interstate travel, or have large insurance
policies, these cases can become even more challenging for victims and
families looking to recover their damages.
At Terry D. Jackson, P.C., our Georgia personal injury lawyers have decades
of experience fighting for victims harmed in commercial bus accidents,
including those involving:
- Public transportation
- Interstate buses
- School & chartered buses
- FMSCA violations
- Driver negligence / error
- Bus company negligence
Whatever your case may involve, you can be confident in choosing a team
of award-winning lawyers with a demonstrated ability to handle challenging
claims against powerful fleet and bus companies and insurance companies.
If you have questions about your unique case, your rights, and how our
firm can help fight for the compensation you deserve, contact us for a
Commercial Vehicle Regulations
Because commercial vehicles – including buses – are typically
larger, heavier, and slower vehicles than most and because they transport
a large amount of people, they are heavily regulated by state and federal
safety agencies. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA),
for example, enforces a number of regulations for commercial passenger
Hours-of-Service Rules – HOS rules are in place to limit risks posed by fatigued drivers.
Drug & Alcohol Rules – An impaired driver behind the wheel of a bus or large, passenger-carrying
vehicle can spell disaster. As such, the FMCSA strictly enforces drug
and alcohol rules and conducts regular testing for multiple substances,
including amphetamines. Additionally, motorists with commercial driver’s
licenses are held to stricter standards for driving under the influence (DUI).
Other Regulations – The FMCSA, along with government agencies at various levels, enforce
additional regulations that all aim to keep passengers and the public
safe. These regulations include rules for the regular maintenance of vehicles,
commercial vehicle company protocol, and other rules with which drivers
Over the years, our lawyers have become highly familiar with FMCSA rules
and other local regulations. With our extensive knowledge of the regulations
governing the freight and passenger-carrying industry, we are able to
better identify and highlight violations and acts of negligence in your
case. Our lawyers fight relentlessly to pursue the maximum compensation possible.
Let Our Atlanta Bus Accident Attorney Make the Difference
Challenging large commercial vehicle companies and insurance providers
will always be a tough legal battle that demands extensive evaluations,
crafted solutions, and tireless advocacy. Given the numerous laws, regulations
and the fact that defendants are usually well-funded and backed by sophisticated
legal teams who never want for excuses to deprive you of a fair recovery,
you need to work with experienced bus and truck wreck attorneys who have
ample knowledge of the commercial vehicle industry and personal injury law.
To learn more about your case and how Terry D. Jackson, P.C. can help during
a free consultation,
contact us today.