New Orleans Bus Accident Attorneys
Speak with Louisiana Bus Crash Lawyers Today: (504) 608-3211
Many people view mass transportation as a safer alternative to driving a vehicle. However, when a bus is involved in an accident, the results can be devastating. During a bus accident, dozens are injured, and multiple fatalities may occur. As a result, negligent parties that cause bus accidents must be held accountable.
Our experienced bus accident attorneys will fight for those who have been injured and will build a strong case designed for maximum compensation. The loss of income, lengthy recovery, and physical and mental struggles are common experiences for bus accident survivors. When innocent people experience these hardships, Tony Clayton & Associates will be there to help them recover and hold responsible parties accountable.
If you have been injured in an accident, call (504) 608-3211 to speak with a New Orleans bus accident attorney.
Dangers on Buses
Buses have uniquely dangerous characteristics. They weigh thousands of pounds and carry upwards of 50 people, often without restraints. These characteristics combine with devastating results in a bus accident.
Characteristics that make buses dangerous include:
- Poorly-trained drivers
- Negligent bus drivers
- Improperly maintained buses
- Lack of safety restraints
- Drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Two Major Bus Accidents in New Orleans History
On May 9, 1999 a charter bus shot across three lanes of a New Orleans highway and crashed just off the road on the way to a casino in Mississippi. The accident injured 24 people and killed 23 people. A judge later found the driver of the bus to be at fault as he had been treated for serious health issues in the months leading up to the accident. The driver sought treatment for nausea and weakness just 10 hours before the accident occurred. In August of 2016, a bus carrying workers to Baton Rouge for flood repair slammed into a fire truck. Three people were killed and dozens were injured. The driver of the bus was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
In both cases, drivers who should not have been allowed to drive were behind the wheel. The consequences were devastating when their inexperience and lack of qualifications caused an accident. Better driver training and thorough background checks on the part of their employers could have prevented both of these tragedies.
Speak with a New Orleans Bus Accident Attorney
When negligence occurs, victims should not be forced to shoulder the hardships and costs that they are faced with. Tony Clayton & Associates takes pride in helping the people of Louisiana reach maximum compensation when they are injured by negligence. Over the last 25 years of law practice, Tony Clayton has recovered tens of millions of dollars for clients that deserve it the most. We strive to be advocates for our clients and build the strongest case possible as we pursue damages from negligent parties.
We understand that these are some of the most difficult situations that clients will ever be forced to endure. As a result, we handle all costs associated with your case—you do not pay unless we win.
If you or a loved one has been injured by negligence, call the New Orleans bus accident attorneys at Tony Clayton & Associates today at (504) 608-3211. Having your case evaluated by our firm is completely free. Let's help you take your next steps toward recovery.