Buses operated by the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) and other private carriers are a common sight on Atlanta roads and highways. While these vehicles generally operate without incident, they are occasionally involved in accidents that can result in serious injuries. When people are injured by negligently operated buses, they may be able to recover for their injuries by filing a claim against the party responsible for the vehicle’s operation. Because of the often complicated legal issues that often arise in cases involving bus accidents, anyone injured in a bus accident should be certain to have an experienced attorney review the facts of their case as soon as possible. The lawyers of Shane Smith Law are dedicated to helping bus accident victims recover for their losses, and work hard to ensure that each client we represent gets the highest possible settlement or award possible.


Common Examples of Bus Driver or Bus Company Negligence

There are many potential ways that an Atlanta bus accident can be the result of negligence. Some of the most common include:

  • Speeding
  • Improper vehicle maintenance
  • Failure to signal turns
  • Defectively manufactured buses
  • Failure to stop at stop signs
  • Inadequate training
  • Failure to observe traffic signals
  • Distracted driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Ignoring poor weather conditions


Accidents that occur for these or other reasons have the potential to result in significant losses for victims. These include significant medical expenses for the treatment of injuries, lost income, pain and suffering, and damage to personal property. An attorney can help ensure that all of your losses are fully compensated and that those responsible for your losses are held accountable.

Contact a Brooks personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.

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