Have you or a loved one been injured due to a bus accident? We accept certain cases involving bus injuries due to privately owned and government operated buses.


Buses are governed under different laws than regular cars; and privately operated buses (such as commercial bus companies or charter buses) are regulated differently than government operated buses (like school buses or city buses).

The design and manufacture of the bus are also factors in evaluating potential responsible parties in bus accidents. Because of these complexities, bus accident cases are a complex and specialized area of the law, and require a bus accident lawyer with special knowledge. Susan Allen at Van Wey Law is one such lawyer.

How Do Bus Accidents Happen?

Bus accidents happen for several reasons: the bus driver may have worked too long of a shift and became fatigued, or there may have been mechanical issues with the bus itself, for instance with defective parts or failure to keep up with maintenance.

What Are the Common Injuries from a Bus Accident?

Regardless of cause, bus accidents cause serious injuries. This is particularly true because of the lack of seatbelts on buses. Some common injuries with bus accidents are broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. Susan recalls one horrific case in which a bus accident resulted in the loss of a young girl’s leg.

Hiring An Experienced Bus Accident Attorney

Having worked with bus accident cases for many years, Susan Allen understands the ins and outs of these cases. Susan’s first piece of advice is to consult with a bus accident lawyer as soon as possible. Besides seeking medical treatment for injuries, getting a lawyer on your case is one of the most important first steps you should take following a bus accident.

Since collecting and preserving evidence is key to having a successful case, documenting the accident and your injuries are crucial. Lawyers like Susan and the team at Van Wey Law, can help you with this process.

Being injured in a bus accident is difficult enough, Van Wey Law wants to make the legal side of these accidents a little less difficult. Our boutique firm has the expertise and resources necessary to handle bus accident cases and help victims along with their recovery process. If you or a loved one have been involved in a bus accident, call us for a free consultation.