Millions of people in the Cincinnati area rely on public transportation to get them to and from destinations in and around the city. Buses are one of the most popular forms of public transportation in southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky.
While accidents involving buses are not as frequent as traditional motor vehicle crashes, the possible results can often be quite severe. Passengers on buses as well as people outside the vehicles can suffer serious or even fatal injuries.
Lawyer for Bus Accidents in Cincinnati, Ohio
If you sustained catastrophic injuries or your loved one was killed in a bus crash in the greater Cincinnati area, you should not make any kind of statement to insurance company representatives without legal representation. Steiden Law Offices represents auto accident victims on a contingency fee basis so there is no fee paid for our services unless we obtain a financial award.
Our Cincinnati personal injury attorneys fight to get compensation for people injured in bus crashes in Butler County, Clermont County, Hamilton County, and Warren County in Ohio as well as Kenton County, Campbell County, and Boone County in Kentucky. You can receive a free initial consultation that will let our lawyers review your case and answer all of your legal questions as soon as you call today.
Overview of Bus Accidents in Kentucky
- How can people be injured in bus crashes?
- What companies provide bus services in the Cincinnati area?
- Where can I learn more about Cincinnati bus lines and bus accidents?
No two crashes are ever the same, and any one of a number of people may be injured in a bus accident. When an accident is the fault of the bus driver or the company that owns the vehicle, victims can be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial costs.
Generally, there are three groups of people who may have injury claims following a bus crash:
- Bus Passengers — The people riding a bus can suffer potentially serious injuries when buses stop suddenly, flip over, or strike other vehicles. Passengers may be thrown from their seats, and many others who were standing can be powerless to prevent being hurt when buses dramatically shift in direction. People can also be hurt attempting to get on or off buses.
- Occupants of Other Vehicles — When a bus collides with or falls on top of another automobile, the people inside the smaller motor vehicle can be catastrophically injured.
- Bicyclists and Pedestrians — Not all bus accidents involve other vehicles. Sometimes a driver error or mechanical problem can result in a person outside the bus being struck and injured by the vehicle.
Several different companies operate bus lines in the greater Cincinnati area. Some bus routes are limited to local areas while other bus lines are interstate services.
A few of the most popular bus services in southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky include, but are not limited to:
- Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA)/Metro — SORTA is the public transport agency that provides the Metro transit bus services for Cincinnati and the surrounding suburbs.
- Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) — TANK's primary service area is Downtown Cincinnati and Kenton County, Boone County, and Campbell County in Kentucky.
- Clermont Transportation Connection (CTC) — The CTC is the primary provider of public transportation in Clermont County, with three fixed routes and Dial-A-Ride services.
- Greyhound Lines, Inc. — Greyhound operates a 24-hour station on Gilbert Avenue that connects riders to destinations all over the country.
- Megabus — Like Greyhound, Megabus is an intercity bus service, but Megabus uses curbside stops instead of operating standalone stations. The service has frequent stops in Cincinnati.
Cincinnati Metro | Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority — Metro is the non-profit, tax-funded public service of SORTA that serves the greater Cincinnati area. On this website, you can find bus maps, fare information, and answers to frequently asked questions. You can also find information about safety, security, and service detours.
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Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts | Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) — The FMCSA is a United States Department of Transportation agency responsible for regulating the motorcoach (charter bus) companies. On this section of the FMCSA website, you can view the past five years of annual reports containing statistics about fatal, injury, and property-damage-only crashes involving large trucks and buses. You can find related bus safety resources elsewhere on the website, including “Look Before You Book.”
Steiden Law Offices | Cincinnati Bus Accident Lawyer
Were you seriously injured or was your loved one killed in a bus accident in the Cincinnati area? It will be in your best interest to not speak to any insurance company about your case until you have legal counsel.
The Cincinnati personal injury attorneys of Steiden Law Offices represent clients throughout Boone County, Kenton County, and Campbell County in Kentucky in addition to Warren County, Butler County, Clermont County, and Hamilton County in Ohio. Call or complete an online contact form right now to have our lawyers provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case during a free consultation.