Bus Accident Attorney in Portland, OR
When you ride a bus, you pay your fare and place your trust in the driver and the bus company to get you to your destination safely. Passengers expect that the bus has been properly maintained and that the driver has been thoroughly trained and is following all of the safety rules applicable to bus drivers. Bus drivers and their companies must follow specialized safety rules, which mandate that the bus driver receive adequate sleep and only work a certain number of hours per week. When those safety rules are broken, or when drivers drive too fast in dangerous conditions, bus passengers are at risk of serious bodily injury, including spine injuries, paraplegic injuries, brain injuries and death.
Extensive Experience in Personal Injury Bus Crash Cases
At the Johnston Law Firm, our personal injury attorney is experienced in representing people injured in bus accidents. We handle bus accident cases and other major injury cases throughout the state of Oregon. A successful bus accident claim requires the attention of a lawyer who understands how to analyze the case and who will work aggressively to maximize the client’s compensation for injuries suffered in a bus accident.
The Johnston Law Firm has successfully represented bus accident victims against bus companies and other motor carriers. We offer an in-depth understanding of the law, a thorough investigation into the facts of the case and an exceptional ability to present a compelling argument to a jury.
December 30, 2012 Pendleton, Oregon Blue Mountains Bus Crash
One of the worst bus accidents in Oregon’s history occurred on December 30, 2012, just east of Pendleton, Oregon, in the Blue Mountains, in an area known as Dead Man’s pass. Nine passengers were reported to have died, and 38 were injured. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration investigation found that driver Haeng Kyu Hwang had been on duty for 92 hours in the eight day stretch before the crash, exceeding the 70 hour federal limit. Attorney and investigators are seeking to determine whether fatigue had anything to do with the crash, and whether the driver was driving too fast given the icy and treacherous conditions.
Contact an Attorney Today Regarding the Pendleton Tour Bus Crash
If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in the Pendleton, Oregon bus crash, or any bus accident, it is critical to consult with an experienced Portland bus accident lawyer as soon as possible.
Free Consultation With an Experienced Bus Accident Lawyer
Contact us today at 503-546-3167 before speaking to an insurance company on behalf of the bus company. We will pursue the maximum compensation you deserve for injuries and damages. Our unique and personalized approach to your case can successfully hold responsible parties accountable in cases involving:
- Driving too fast for dangerous conditions
- Fatigued bus drivers
- Distracted bus drivers
- Drunk drivers
- Negligent hiring practices
- Drivers with poor driving records or criminal records
- Poor maintenance/improper inspections
- Improper safety equipment
- Defective vehicle parts and tires
Call The Johnston Law Firm today at 503-546-3167, toll free at 888-342-7252 or fill out our free confidential case evaluation form . We offer a free initial consultation and flexible hours by appointment.
The Johnston Law Firm, LLC proudly represents clients in all cities and counties in Oregon: Portland, Gresham, Milwaukie, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas.