Bus accidents or accidents involving “common carrier” vehicles in Denver can be very traumatic and result in serious injuries. No matter if you were a passenger on the bus, in another car and were hit by the bus, or hit by a bus while a pedestrian, motorcyclist or bicyclist, it is important to immediately contact an experienced personal injury lawyer.
As stated in the Colorado Revised Statutes § 13-80-101, an individual who was injured in a motor vehicle accident may be barred from filing a claim for their injuries against the negligent driver after a certain period of time has passed. This time period, also known as a statute of limitations (SOL), prevents injured individuals from filing a lawsuit against the negligent party three years after the date of injury. Since this time period is only three years for accidents involving motor vehicles in Colorado, including bus accidents, it is very important to hire a Denver personal injury attorney as soon as you have been involved in a bus accident.
Denver Bus Accidents Lawyer
If you were injured or your loved one was killed in any kind of a bus accident in the greater Denver area, make sure you have legal counsel. Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson helps residents in such areas of Colorado as Arvada, Littleton, Thornton, Boulder, Centennial, Lakewood, Westminster, Aurora, and Longmont.
Attorney Jennifer L. Donaldson is experienced in representing individuals who have been injured in a bus accident and will make every effort to help you full and fair compensation for your injuries. Call (303) 458-5000 for a free consultation about your bus accident claim today.
Colorado Bus Crash Information Center
- Causes of Bus Accidents in Denver
- Types of Denver Bus Crash Injuries
- Colorado Bus Accident Resources
Causes of Bus Accidents in Denver
Some of the most common causes of bus accidents in Colorado involve tour buses. Tour buses frequently travel throughout Colorado and transport tourists and visitors to ski resorts, campsites and other recreational areas throughout the state. Since these buses are generally privately owned, the company may be liable for your injuries if you have been injured in a bus accident as a result of a negligent bus driver.
A bus driver may be negligent in causing a bus accident if they do any of the following while operating a bus:
- Following another vehicle too closely;
- Failing to abide by traffic signals or street signs;
- Driving with road rage;
- Driving while tired;
- Driving while texting or talking on a cell phone;
- Driving while distracted;
- Driving under the influence of stimulants, drugs or alcohol;
- Driving recklessly; and/or
- Driving emotionally.
Types of Denver Bus Crash Injuries
Serious crashes can potentially cause fatal injuries. Even if victims are fortunate enough to survive, they can still live with chronic pain that may also affect their ability to return to work or even care for themselves.
Some of the most common injuries from an accident with a bus can include:
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Nerve damage or injury;
- Internal organ injuries;
- Head injuries;
- Broken or fractured bones; and/or
- Brain injuries or concussions.
Colorado Bus Accident Resources
Regional Transportation District (RTD) | Bus Service — The RTD bus system has over 10,000 bus stops across eight counties in the greater Denver area. You can find fares, schedules, and locations on this website. There is also a six-step How to Ride guide that covers everything you need to know to ride an RTD bus, including how to pay, transfer, and get off at your stop.
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Denver, CO 80202
Look Before You Book | Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) — This section of the website for the federal agency responsible for regulating commercial vehicles deals with bus safety. In addition to safety tips, you can report bus complaints, find consumer safety resources, and download FMCSA’s SaferBus mobile app.
Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson | Bus Accident Attorney in Denver
Did you suffer catastrophic injuries or was your loved one killed in a Colorado bus crash? It will be in your best interest to have legal counsel so you can determine whether you may be able to seek compensation.
Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson helps residents of communities in Denver County, Arapahoe County, Jefferson County, Boulder County, and Adams County. You can have Denver personal injury lawyer Jennifer Donaldson review your case during a free consultation as soon as you call (303) 458-5000 or submit an online form today.