Bus Accidents

Nashville Bus Accident Attorney

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Interstates are filled with heavy bus and truck traffic. I-40 in East Tennessee near Gatlinburg is one example of where family travelers have to contend with commercial buses and other large passenger carriers. Unfortunately, buses can cause devastating accidents when negligently driven, operated, or maintained.

At Kinnard Law, our Nashville bus accident lawyers represent victims and families throughout Tennessee and the surrounding region. If you or someone you love has been involved in a bus accident, we’re available to discuss your case and whether you may have the right to seek financial compensation for your damages.

Request a FREE consultation with our Nashville bus accident attorneys to discuss your rights and options. Call (615) 933-2893.

Choose a Legal Team Backed by Results

Since 1977, Kinnard Law has helped clients navigate the personal injury process. We have built a network of dedicated professionals who provide expert advice regarding all aspects of an accident, and leverage the insight of highly experienced, talented, and Certified Civil Trial Specialists (Randall L. Kinnard).

Families across Tennessee and beyond choose Kinnard Law because:

  • We have a record of success, including record-setting results.
  • We’ve secured hundreds of millions in verdicts and settlements.
  • Our attorneys draw from over 150 years of collective experience.
  • We’ve been named among the “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News.

By using accident reconstruction specialists, medical experts, and independent investigators, we can gain a thorough understanding of an accident and the resulting injuries. With this information, our lawyers provide an honest appraisal about potential litigation and any obstacles that might come up.

We Handle All Types of Bus Accidents in Tennessee

There are many different types of passenger carrier vehicles, and numerous regulations that apply to each. Having focused exclusively on fighting for the injured for over 40 years, our firm knows state and federal motor carrier regulations , as well as the tactics used by bus and insurance companies that work to pay as little as possible.

Whether you or your loved one were injured as a pedestrian, cyclists, vehicle occupant, or as a passenger aboard a bus, our firm has the insight and resources to help. We handle all types of bus accident cases, including:

Passenger Van Accidents in Nashville

Passenger vans are widely employed by youth organizations, churches, camps, and other groups to transport between 5-15 people. However, due to the nature of passenger vans and the groups that utilize them, they are at a high risk for devastating crashes. Rollover accidents are particularly common to passenger vehicles.

Rollover Accidents & Passenger Vans

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has warned drivers of the inherent dangers of 15-passenger vans and rollovers. In a 12-year period, 22% of all van crashes resulted in a rollover—in fact, 53% of all single-vehicle crashes for passenger vans are rollover crashes. These crashes often resulted from poorly inflated tires or inexperienced drivers.

Drivers for passenger vans are often untrained and are simply employees of the organization. When they are faced with poor road conditions and do not properly maintain their tires, rollover crashes become imminent. Unfortunately, the fuller the van, the greater the odds of a rollover—half of all van rollovers occur when the vehicle is full.

Recovering Damages After a Bus Accident in Tennessee

By virtue of their size and speed, buses can cause severe accidents resulting in catastrophic injuries, devastating property damage, and, wrongful death. Recovering the extensive losses victims often suffer after these events becomes critical to repairing their lives and navigating the future ahead.

Recoverable damages in bus accident cases include:

  • Lost income and future wages
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • Other economic and non-economic damages

An experienced attorney at Kinnard Law can examine your potential case and discuss your options and what compensation you may be entitled to based on the circumstances involved.

Advocating for Victims of Bus Accidents in Nashville, TN

Our firm has extensive experience advocating for victims and families in litigation involving serious motor vehicle wrecks. This includes crashes caused by negligent commercial vehicle operators, as well as trucking and bus companies. Our record includes a $2 million jury verdict for a 7-year-old girl injured in a school bus accident, as well as $3.25 million settlement over the wrongful death of a woman and injuries to her daughter in a tractor-trailer wreck, among many other commercial vehicle cases. Let us put our team of respected legal professionals, independent investigators, and medical experts to work on your case immediately.

To schedule a detailed consultation with one of our Nashville bus accident lawyers about an accident case, contact our office today. 

Verdicts & Settlements

Unmatched Dedication Has Led To Record-Setting Victories
  • $55 Million Personal Injury

    Erin Andrews awarded $55 million in nude video lawsuit against hotel, stalker.

  • $22.2 Million Medical Malpractice

    Bette Donathan was in an automobile accident in Winchester, Tennessee. She had a broken leg.

  • $15.2 Million Medical Malpractice

    Randy Kinnard and Mary Ellen Morris of Kinnard Law obtained the largest verdict in Weakley County history for their 23 year-old client.

  • $6.5 Million Medical Malpractice

    A woman went into the hospital for a tubal ligation. The doctor put a small hole in her large colon during the procedure and did not recognize it.

  • $5 Million Wrongful Death

    On October 2, 2014, a Nashville jury held a pediatric clinic and local hospital accountable for the wrongful death of 22-month-old Ryder Laurent.

Hear From Our Happy Clients

At Kinnard Law, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "These are the professionals that you want fighting for you and the people you love!"
    The legal team at Kinnard, Clayton and Beverage worked diligently to get my family compensation following a malpractice suit.
    - Lauren Price Cook
    "Integrity, above and beyond."
    This Law Firm has proven itself as absolutely professional, goal oriented, kind and compassionate in the past several years during my case.
    - H.W.
    "In the hardest two years of my life, you provided the utmost trust, comfort, and support."
    Thank you Randy, Jennifer, and Cynthia so much for not only helping me get through what has been the hardest time of my life, but for always providing grace, trust, and a sense of comfort for what felt like an eternity.
    - T.H.
    "We are very grateful."
    What Kinnard Law achieved on account of conquering numerous hurdles was beyond remarkable and we are very grateful.
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    "Great staff."
    The process in its entirety took a couple years - which is longer than I anticipated, but also news to me, as it was the first lawsuit I have ever been a part of.
    - J.
    "100% Best Lawyers Around"
    You have all been so kind and loving to our family!
    - J.S.
    "Exceptional people with exceptional hearts."
    Words can not express how grateful I am to have found your firm when I did.
    - T.R.
    "Love this firm!"
    Very helpful and knowledgeable and I would recommend them to anyone.
    - Constance

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