Tennessee Bus Accident Attorneys

Bus Collisions

When they occur, bus accidents cause tremendous devastation in terms of injuries and deaths. Such accidents often involve school, tour and public or private transit buses. If you have been injured in a collision with a bus, please understand that you have rights. It is critical that you consult a reputed injury attorney to evaluate your personal injury case.


According to statistics provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were six fatal bus crashes and six fatalities involving bus accidents in Tennessee in 2007. Also, 244 buses were involved in non-fatal crashes, and 134 buses were involved in injury crashes. 269 people sustained injuries as a result of Tennessee bus collisions in 2007.

Who is Responsible?

Operators of buses – whether they are owned by private companies or public agencies (such as city governments or school districts) – are obligated to provide the "utmost duty of care" to their passengers. This duty of care goes beyond the minimum skills of an ordinary motorist.

Consequently, failure to prevent harm to passengers often results in a high degree of negligence imputed to the bus driver and the bus company. In other words, the bus company and its employees are responsible for your safe transport from point A to point B. As such, the duty of care owed to passengers by a bus company is greater than that owed to other motorists or pedestrians on the roadway.

Bus accidents can occur for a variety of reasons including but not limited to:

Bus accidents are complex and could involve more than one negligent party. For example, if the bus accident was caused by a defective tire, then the tire manufacturer could also be held liable. If a dangerous roadway condition caused the bus accident, then the governmental agency responsible for maintaining that roadway could be held liable as well.

Get The Best Legal Assistance Today

If you or a loved one has sustained serious injuries as a result of a bus collision, it is important that you promptly contact an experienced attorney, who has had a successful track record with bus accident cases. Please remember that you should not sign any papers or agree to any settlements with the bus company or insurance carriers before talking to a skilled personal injury attorney. If you have been injured in a bus crash, please call Baker Associates for a free and comprehensive consultation.

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Knox County
2126 First Tennessee Plaza
800 South Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37929

Phone: (865) 521-0001
Toll-free: (866) 853-2888

Sevier County
121 Court Avenue
Sevierville, Tennessee 37862

Phone: (865) 546-6000
Toll-free: (866) 853-2888

Washington County
300 East Main Street
Johnson City, Tennessee 37601

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