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Bus Accidents



Buses in Phoenix provide a convenient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly way for residents of all ages to get around. Unfortunately, at Cluff Law, plc, we know that increases in ridership over the past several years and the added number of buses on the roads can end up increasing your accident risks. Our Phoenix bus accident attorneys understand the serious and potentially life-threatening injuries that can result from even a minor bus crash or collision. Indeed, our firm is recognized as a leader in the field of personal injury law, and bus accident victims can count on us to fight hard to get them the compensation they deserve in these cases.

A bus accident is one that involves any of the following:

  • School Bus
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Charter Bus
  • Tour Bus
  • Sightseeing Bus
  • Interstate Bus Lines
  • Public Transportation Bus Systems
  • Any other “large motor vehicle, having a long body, equipped with seats or benches for passengers, usually operating as part of a scheduled service”

Even though bus accidents are relatively rare, when they do occur, they are deadly serious, because buses carry many more passengers and often do not have seat belts or other safety restraints. Also, because of the enormous size of buses, they can inflict massive damage to pedestrians or other motor vehicle passengers.

Your Bus Accident Injury Attorneys

You will want to consider hiring us as your bus accident attorney in Metro Phoenix if you or a loved one was involved in a bus collision. The trauma of a bus accident can leave a passenger or pedestrian with debilitating physical, emotional and mental injuries that can be compensated, such as:

  • Spinal Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Broken Limbs
  • Crushing Injuries
  • Burns
  • Severe Scarring
  • Paralysis
  • Loss of Limb
  • Trampling Injuries (Due to Mass Hysteria)
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Death



Learn About Bus Accident Liability And Fault

Who Is Responsible?

After a bus accident, many factors must be investigated to determine who was at fault and why. We'll discover what happened, what went wrong, and who's to blame.

Mesa Bus Driver Negligence

  • Driving Under the Influence (Drugs, Alcohol, etc)
  • Sleep Deprivation
  • Sudden Starts and Stops
  • Rear end Collision
  • Collision with Pedestrian
  • Speeding
  • Reckless Driving

City, School, or Private Company Negligence

  • Bus not Maintained Properly
  • Bus Stored in Unfit Facility
  • Suspect Hiring Practices
  • Inadequate Driver Training
  • Other City, School, or Private Company Negligence…

Manufacturer Negligence

  • Faulty Equipment
  • Warranty Issues

These factors and others will be valuable in determining an appropriate settlement for your case. We can help you recover the following:

  • Lost Wages
  • Medical Expenses
  • Rehabilitation Expenses
  • Funeral Costs
  • Money for Pain and Suffering

A bus accident can be catastrophic, leaving those involved not just seriously physically injured but emotionally scarred as well. We will work to get you the help you need after a bus accident, including referring you to doctors, chiropractors, rehabilitation therapists, counselors or psychiatrists, and/or other healthcare professionals. We've been working with caregivers around the Valley for decades.

According to statistics from the Arizona Department of Transportation (AZDOT), more than 1,000 bus accidents occurred in our area over the course of 2016, causing serious injuries for hundreds of residents. While traveling by bus is generally safer overall than riding in a regular passenger vehicle, the lack of safety restraints and the odds of having to stand on the bus increase the danger of even an otherwise minor ‘fender-bender'.

At Cluff Law, we provide professional representation for injured passengers, pedestrians, and other motorists who have suffered injuries as the result of these collisions. Our experienced Phoenix bus accident attorneys can assist you in getting compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering when the following types of injuries occur:

  • Soft tissue injuries, such as muscle or tendon sprains, strains, and tears;
  • Broken bones and multiple fractures;
  • Severe cuts and burns;
  • Back and neck injuries, including whiplash and herniated disks; and
  • Head injuries, such as concussions, skull fractures, and other traumatic brain injuries (TBI).


When public transportation accidents leave you suffering serious injuries, you need a bus accident attorney in Phoenix who will not hesitate to fight for your rights. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) investigates more than 14,000 bus accidents each year, and has determined the following as among the most common causes:

  • Speeding and going too fast for conditions;
  • Distracted driving, such as using cell phones or texting;
  • Aggressive driving, such as tailgating and failure to yield; and
  • Accidents due to driver inexperience or faulty maintenance.

In these situations, both the bus driver and the bus company may be held liable for the damages you suffer. To protect yourself when dealing with their insurers, you need an experienced Phoenix bus accident attorney on your side. Our firm is recognized as among the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the country, with a proven track record of helping clients get multimillion dollar settlements.


When you or someone you care about suffers serious injuries, reach out to our firm for help. Call or contact our office online today to request a consultation with our Phoenix bus accident attorneys. You pay nothing unless we win your case.

If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one due to a bus accident, let experienced attorneys fight for you to ensure you get justice. You deserve to be compensated for your suffering.

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