Taking a bus can be one of the easiest and most affordable ways to get around Portland. Depending on the bus and driver, however, it may not be one of the safest methods of travel. Every year, passengers, pedestrians and vehicle drivers suffer injuries in Portland bus accidents. Most of these collisions are preventable and happen due to negligence.
A bus accident can cause broken bones, head injuries, brain trauma, back injuries, whiplash and many other serious injuries. A crash may impact your life with expensive medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Someone may owe you compensation for your damages for causing the wreck. If you have suffered significant injuries in a recent Portland bus accident, contact the lawyers at Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC right away. We offer free consultations near you.
We have secured multiple successful verdicts for bicycle accident victims in Portland and throughout Multnomah County, including Hunter Brown vs. Greyhound: an $18M verdict for a young man who was killed when run over by a Greyhound bus.
Do You Need a Bus Accident Attorney?
The way insurance companies work means it is not always easy to obtain fair compensation for a bus accident through an insurance settlement. Insurance companies want to save money on bus accident claims, not pay the maximum amount owed to the client. You may need an attorney to represent you during insurance settlement negotiations for a fair outcome. An attorney can combat bad-faith tactics, such as a claims adjuster offering you less than your injury is worth. Your lawyer will not settle your bus accident claim for less money than you deserve, even if that means taking your case to trial in Multnomah County.
Common Types of Bus Accidents
Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC is a boutique law firm located in Portland that represents the interests of accident victims in Portland and throughout Oregon. We are prepared to handle various types of bus accident cases for wrongfully injured individuals, such as:
- Public Transportation Accidents
Many residents of Portland and surrounding areas use public transportation. This includes TriMet buses, Portland streetcars, MAX Light Rail, and WES Commuter Rail.
- Charter Bus Accidents
Charter buses are usually rented buses or tour buses. These types of buses are owned by private charter companies, as opposed to public transit agencies like those mentioned above.
- School Bus Accidents
School buses transport elementary through high school aged students to and from the various Portland Public Schools.
Plaintiffs in bus accident cases can be bus passengers, pedestrians, or occupants of other vehicles involved in accidents with buses.