Were you or a loved one recently involved in a bus accident?

According to the U.S Department of Transportation, approximately 183 bus accidents occur every day in the United States, affecting over 67,000 people each year.

If you were injured in an accident involving a bus or another form of public transportation and are now experiencing the emotional, physical, and financial ramifications of someone else’s carelessness, don’t wait any longer!

The Ruth Law Team’s personal injury lawyers will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your bus accident injuries.

Schedule a free consultation today to discuss the facts of your case, and only pay us if we win.

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My wife and I were very satisfied with Ruth Law Firm and their handling of our lawsuit regarding my motorcycle accident. They were always courteous and communicated with us in a timely manner whenever we needed assistance or clarification during the legal proceedings. We were satisfied with the final settlement and would not hesitate to use their services in the future if the need should arise. Thank you.

 
Lee M.
St. Petersburg

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Myriam
St. Petersburg

The Ruth Law Team was there for me from the day of my accident to the very end. The day after my accident they sent an investigator to my home to get the details of the accident. Which was amazing because I was in so much pain there is no way I could have gone to their office. They fought for me every step of the way and I am eternally grateful. They literally had to do so much work on my behalf. I can't thank them enough for turning a very traumatic event in my life into a supportive and nurturing experience. Nicole was my go to and she was phenomenal. She checked on me regularly and kept me up to date on the case. Thank you!

 
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The Ruth Law Team helped me through a personal injury claim. They were very professional, and kept me informed throughout the entire process. Anyone looking for an honest firm to aid them in their time of need, I would feel positive to recommend they come to Ruth Law. My paralegal was Nicole and she is awesome!

 
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I am very impressed how the Ruth Law team handled my motor vehicle accident. Eric Roslansky was a great lawyer who showed compassion for my injuries and well being. Always there to answer any concerns or questions I had along the way. The office staff very friendly and courteous. Would recommend them to others.

 
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St. Petersburg

Ruth Law Firm helped my 90 year old dad and disabled brother with injuries sustained in a car accident. His attorney Amy was patient, kind, and her personal service was amazing. Paralegal Patricia was so efficient and kept me informed. Finally, Ruth Law Firm’s recovery was above and beyond our expectations. For their professionalism and their excellence, I would recommend Ruth Law Firm to everyone- call them first. I am so grateful for how they helped my dad.

 
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St. Petersburg

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Frequently Asked Questions About Bus Accidents

How Do I Sue a Bus Company?

A bus accident lawsuit has numerous deadlines that our team will help you with, such as notice of claim and statute of limitations. If you're thinking about filing a lawsuit against a bus company, contact The Ruth Law Team's experienced personal injury attorneys for advice on your case and how we would approach it. ... read more?

Can You Sue a Bus Company or Public Transportation for Negligence?

How to proceed in a lawsuit will depend on whether the bus company is privately owned or operated by a state or local government. For example, a school bus may be owned by either a government entity or private company: In the event that your accident was caused by a privately owned bus, the process will follow customary procedures for negligence and personal injury cases.If the bus company... read more?

Our Car Accident Case Results

$425,000

Car Accident Settlement

The Ruth Law Team settled a case for a gentleman who was in a five-car pile up caused by an erratic driver. He underwent shoulder surgery as a result of being rear ended.

Motorcycle Accident Settlement

Robert was involved in a motorcycle accident and initially hired another law firm. When they couldn't help, The Ruth Law Team took on the case and was able to get him financial compensation for his accident. Learn more about Robert's… read more?
$216,780

Settlement for Client Injured by a Lyft Driver

Our client was struck when a Lyft driver ran stop sign and hit her while crossing the intersection, resulting in neck and back injuries.
$420,000

Car Collision with Garbage Truck

Recovery for victim who was severely injured in a car collision with a garbage truck. Victim’s vehicle completely crushed. Our client had a TMJ injury that required surgery.
$750,000

Pedestrian Struck by Cement Truck

Verdict to a young victim hit by a cement truck. Our client sustained significant back injuries including syringomyelia. She is on permanent disability from her injuries.
$250,000

Victim Severely Injured in Car Collision

Settlement for our client severely injured when another driver turned left in front of her causing the collision. She suffered from multiple neck herniations that requiring neck surgery to fuse three vertebrae together.
$230,000

Settlement For Accident

Accidents happen quickly and without warning. Our client was stopped at an intersection behind a large truck and suffered injury requiring spinal surgery when the truck backed into her vehicle. A lawsuit was filed against the driver and the company… read more?
$200,000

Settlement for Bicyclist

$200,000 settlement for a gentleman who was bicycling on a city street and caught his hand/handlebar on a utility wire, causing him to sustain multiple fractures when he flipped over his bicycle.
$1,795,000

Car Accident Trial Verdict

In May 2019, a Pinellas County jury awarded our client $1.795 million after her car accident in which she suffered injuries to her neck resulting in surgery.

NOTE: Client may not obtain the same or similar results.

What Happens Next?

At The Ruth Law Team, we understand that this may be your first time seeking legal counsel and how intimidating that decision might be. This is why we have simplified the process to help you make the right decision for your circumstances. This 3-step process includes:

Complete Our Case Evaluation Form

This quick survey will help us better understand what happened and which attorney is the best fit for your situation.

Speak with One of Our Attorneys

The best way for you to have a clear idea your options is to speak with an attorney who specializes in your area of need.

Submit Your
Claim

Once you decide that The Ruth Law Team is the right option to represent you, we will begin the process of submitting your claim.

Riding the bus does not ensure your safety

Public transportation is not always safe.

Most people do not think about the possibility of getting into an accident while taking public transportation because we often trust buses to drive us and our children around safely.

Although bus accidents are rare, they pose a greater threat because buses are large and passengers typically don’t buckle up.

Have you or a loved one been involved in an accident on public transportation?

Contact the attorneys at The Ruth Law Team for help. Our team of seasoned attorneys has successfully obtained multi-million dollar settlements and jury verdicts for personal injury clients.

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Suing a Bus Company: Limitation on Damages

Usually, when suing a government agency, there is a limit to how much money you can recover.

“Non-economic damages,” like pain and suffering, as well as punitive damages often employed to hold the responsible party accountable, are commonly denied by the state.

Reasons You Should Seek Legal Action Against a Bus Company

If you were physically harmed, lost money, or your property was damaged in some way, then filing a personal injury lawsuit might be the best route to getting the compensation you deserve. If the bus company or any of its employees had something to do with causing the accident, they can be held responsible for their actions.

As is customary with car accidents, the root cause may not be immediately clear. It might be something driver-related, an issue to do with the vehicle itself, outside conditions or something else.

Although the bus company will investigate the accident, an injury victim may never know what is discovered as a result of that research. We recommend working with a personal injury attorney to ensure there is an investigation and that you are kept informed about what exactly happened.

Contact Our Experienced Bus Accident Lawyers Today!

Our experienced personal injury and bus accident attorneys aren’t afraid to go to trial when it’s appropriate. In fact, we’ve won millions of dollars in court on behalf of our clients, which is something many lawyers can’t say.

It is our mission to fight for and obtain just compensation for each of our clients, and we will do the same for you. You are in excellent hands if your case has to go to trial.

Get started by speaking with our team now!

Lawyers You Can Trust

About The Ruth Law Team

For over 40 years, The Ruth Law Team has been helping those who were injured due to an accident, defective product, nursing home abuse, and more. If you or someone you love was wrongfully hurt, The Ruth Law Team will guide and support you through the legal process.

Our team of passionate and experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for what you deserve. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys and have your case evaluated, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (888) 783-8378. Our lines are open 24/7.

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