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Bus Accident Lawyer Jackson, TN

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NST Law Attorneys Corey Trotz and Alex Saharovich
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The city of Jackson, TN, is full of buses carrying residents and tourists to their destinations, and when these oversized vehicles are involved in accidents, the results can be devastating. If you or a loved one has been injured in such an accident, the top-rated Jackson, TN, bus accident lawyers at NST Law can help you navigate the legal system to secure financial compensation. 

School, charter, and transit buses are a staple in Tennessee cities, serving as go-to transportation for children and adults alike. Unfortunately, with so many buses on the road, there’s a big risk of bus accidents. These incidents can lead to catastrophic injuries for those involved, resulting in steep medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, our experienced, compassionate bus accident lawyers in Jackson, TN, are here to help. Call NST Law today for a free consultation.

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The Role of a Bus Accident Lawyer

Whether you need a school business accident lawyer, want to sue a public transit organization, or need other legal assistance, having the right team on your side can help you seek justice. An experienced bus accident lawyer is crucial for handling these cases, as they can be intricately complex. Your attorney will deconstruct the incident to pinpoint who is at fault and secure the best possible settlement on your behalf. 

At NST Law, we’ve successfully handled many personal injury cases for our clients, including those injured in bus accidents, and have recovered over $2 billion on behalf of victims and their families.

We will support you during the entire legal process, from the initial investigation to representation in court if it goes to trial.

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Why Choose the Champs at NST Law in Jackson, TN

At NST Law, we’re proud Champions for the Injured. We’ve fought for victims and their families for over 30 years, passionately advocating for and representing our clients. Some of the settlements we’ve secured for our clients include:

  • $6.3 million on behalf of the victim of a fatal truck accident 
  • $1 million for a 14-year-old victim of an auto accident after sustaining traumatic injuries
  • $1.4 million for a couple who were hit head-on by another driver

Our team consists of over 34 attorneys and 135 support staff members ready to help you navigate the legal system’s complexities. We are available 24/7 and will travel to you, ensuring you don’t need to commute to our office during this difficult time. 

We want to make your life as easy as possible as you traverse the legal system, so compassion, care, and communication are core components of our service. We recognize that every situation is different and strive to offer personalized care and stand firmly as your advocate. 

We are nationally recognized by the American Association for Justice and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association and have attorneys ranked among the top 100 trial lawyers. In addition, we’re committed to our communities.

NST Law’s Approach to Bus Accident Cases

At NST Law, we’re devoted to helping bus accident victims recover the compensation they deserve. We leave no stone unturned and use the information collected to build a formidable case on your behalf. We will do the following:

  • Launch a thorough investigation 
  • Locate and interview witnesses
  • Gather photos, videos, and other evidence from the scene
  • Obtain police and employer reports
  • Determine the cause of the accident and who is at fault
  • Field settlement negotiations on your behalf
  • Represent you in court and assertively fight on your behalf if the case goes to trial

Between a meticulous investigation and top-rated negotiation skills, our firm will fight to ensure you receive reimbursement. When handling your case, we’ll negotiate to secure fair compensation and settle for nothing less. 

While many cases resolve out of court, some go to trial when a fair settlement cannot be reached. If this occurs, we will represent you and fight aggressively for the best result.  We won’t back down and won’t shy away from taking your case to a jury.

Client Testimonials and Success Stories

Our client testimonials and success stories mirror our unwavering dedication to our customers, exemplifying our commitment to personalized care and assistance. We have recovered over $2 billion for our clients, with numerous multi-million-dollar settlements secured. 

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Read what our clients have to say:

NST is so professional in what they do. They will fight for you from the beginning to the end. I love the fact that they have a local office in my neighborhood. Just make one call to NST, and they will be there for you. I love NST!

– Audrey F. 

A family member referred me because he had such a wonderful experience. I was very pleased with the settlement that NST Law firm got for me. I really loved it, it was amazing. They really did fight for me. They were on my side at all times. NST Law Firm is the best firm ever! Guaranteed!

– Tawanda D. 

After the accident, my truck was totaled. I called NST because I heard the commercials for years. NST got me a great settlement, and I’m really happy for it. They fought for me. NST is a powerful firm, and they will help their community. I think NST is awesome.

– Everett S.

Understanding Bus Accidents in Jackson, TN

In many cases, bus accidents result from negligence by the bus driver, the bus driver’s employers, or the driver of another vehicle involved in the collision. Common causes of bus accidents include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Reckless driving, including speeding
  • Improper or inadequate maintenance of the bus
  • Inadequate training for the bus driver
  • Negligent hiring of the bus driver
  • Vehicle malfunctions
  • Poor road conditions

Given the sheer size of buses, accidents involving them can be catastrophic. Moreover, school buses and other buses aren’t usually equipped with the same safety devices as cars, such as airbags and seatbelts. Our Jackson TN Bus Accident Lawyers are prepared to represenst cases involving the Jackson Madison County School District. Victims inside the bus may be thrown from their seats, potentially resulting in the following:

  • Whiplash
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Lacerations and cuts
  • Concussions 
  • Wrongful death

Injuries for those inside other vehicles, including cars, trucks, or motorcycles, can be equally traumatic and may result in many of the same injuries. 

Liability in Bus Accident Cases

Several parties can bear responsibility in bus accident cases, including:

  • The bus driver
  • The driver’s employer
  • The maintenance team responsible for the bus’s upkeep
  • The bus manufacturer
  • The state, if the bus is a public transit carrier
  • Drivers of involved cars

Determining who’s responsible for a bus accident often requires a skilled lawyer, as multiple levels of liability may apply. 

For example, suppose a victim’s injuries resulted from the bus driver’s negligence. In that case, the victim may be eligible for damages from the driver’s employer under the doctrine of vicarious liability. This states that an employer can be held responsible for negligent acts of an employee committed within the course and scope of employment. 

Compensation Available After a Bus Accident

Types of compensation you may recover include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering

The amount your case is worth hinges on factors specific to your situation. Among them are the type and extent of your injuries, the available insurance coverage, the assignment of fault for the accident, your earning capacity and how it has been affected, and the applicable law. 

However, at NST Law, we have more than three decades of maximizing recoveries for our clients. We’ll take the necessary steps to ensure all relevant factors are thoroughly considered when determining the value of your case. To demonstrate our abilities, take a look at some of our results

In one instance, a California school bus accident case resulted in a $10 million settlement for five victims, one of whom suffered a traumatic brain injury. 

In a Minnesota case, a school bus driver T-boned a car, rendering one of the passengers quadriplegic. After this bus crash trial, the jury awarded the victim $28 million.

Contacting NST Law Bus Accident Lawyers

Seeking legal representation on the tail of a bus accident is crucial, as insurance companies, bus companies, and other major entities that may be liable often have expert attorneys in their corner. With the help of our Jackson, TN, personal injury attorneys, you can hold those responsible for the incident accountable and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. 

Our experienced and dedicated team is available 24/7, prepared to uphold your rights and fight on your behalf.

If you or a loved one has been in a bus accident, don’t wait. Call NST Law today at 800-529-4004 or visit our website to schedule a free consultation with our experienced bus accident lawyers in Jackson, TN. Don’t delay. Protect your rights and seek the compensation you deserve. Let us fight for you!

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OUR JACKSON, TN OFFICE

2709 N. Highland Avenue
Jackson, TN 38305

Phone: 731-257-2616

Fax: 731-951-0090

Testimonials
- Climas B.
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"They stayed with my case until everything was resolved. My situation was complicated and they ensured things were in check from start to finish."
- Vicki L.
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"From start to finish it was a good experience. They listened and handled my case with compassion and care. I highly recommend them."
- Tasha S.
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"I was involved in a auto accident with my mother and she suggested NST to handle the case for us. Everything was handled professionally and in a timely manner."
Client Successes
$3,000,000.00
Obtained in tractor-trailer accident case for a husband and wife that suffered traumatic injuries.
$2,200,000.00
Recovered in car accident case against construction company in which our client suffered a traumatic brain injury.
$1,500,000.00
Received for a woman injured in car accident while on the job, who sustained numerous fractures and underwent several surgeries.
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