Our bus accident lawyers help families after a loved one is injured or killed in a bus accident in Minnesota. We have won million-dollar-plus settlements and given injured people and grieving families the opportunity to get some measure of justice. Our law firm offices are located in Minneapolis, MN, but our lawyers often meet families in hospitals, homes and other locations throughout the state.
Our law firm has obtained settlements over $10 million for severely injured people. However, with every case, no matter how large the potential settlement, we work to obtain full and fair compensation for our clients with personal injury and wrongful death claims.
Our lawyers have won settlements for clients injured in bus accidents and for families with wrongful death claims. In one case, a 6-year-old boy was tragically run over by a school bus in rural Minnesota. The family hired attorney Fred Pritzker to help them determine what happened and to hold the school district accountable for the loss of their son.
Shuttle buses, school buses and Twin Cities Metro Transit vehicles should be extremely safe, and it is the responsibility of the owner—whether a private company, school district or government—to make sure that passengers arrive safely at their destinations. These vehicles are “common carriers” under state and federal law and thereby required to provide a high level of safety to their passengers and pedestrians in crosswalks.
Attorney Eric Hageman represented a man who was severely injured when a city bus ran him over while he was in a pedestrian crosswalk. Eric found out that the bus driver was not even looking at the road at the time of the accident. His head was turned towards the back of the bus as he was answering a question asked by a passenger.
“Distracted driving is something we see in bus accident cases. As in this case, passengers are often the distraction.”Attorney Eric Hageman
When bus drivers negligently cause an accident, the company is liable to injured passengers and the families of those killed. This means it must pay money to compensate them for their losses (medical expenses and lost earnings), pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, disfigurement, loss of quality of life, and other damages. Pain and suffering is not recoverable in a wrongful death lawsuit, but significant amounts can be recovered for loss of care and comfort and similar damages allowed under Minnesota law.
Our attorneys have won money for accident victims who suffered burns, head trauma (TBI), internal bleeding, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and other serious injuries. We have also obtained settlements and verdicts for families in Minnesota wrongful death lawsuits.