Nashville Bus Accident Lawyer

In the state of Tennessee, bus drivers are held to a higher duty of care to their passengers than regular drivers. If you were injured in a bus accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. At Ponce Law, our skilled injury attorneys know how to investigate the details of your claim and build a strong case. Let us help you get the money you need to recover—dial 615-235-0272 or fill out a free initial consultation form to talk with a Nashville bus accident lawyer at our firm.


We handle several types of bus accident claims in Nashville, including:

School Bus Accidents

Thousands of Tennessee children take buses to and from school every day. However, the distractions drivers face on school buses can sometimes lead to serious accidents. If your child was injured in an accident that was the bus driver’s or the bus owner’s fault, we can hold the school district liable for your child’s medical expenses.

Public Transportation Accidents

Many adults take buses to their jobs or to run errands. But like school buses, many of these public transportation vehicles often lack safety features—such as seat belts and airbags—and accidents can cause passengers to suffer major injuries. We can file a claim against the state government or municipality if you are injured on a city bus.

Charter Bus Accidents

Church groups and travel companies often use charter buses to take large groups of people on trips. Charter buses often travel on interstates, and crashes may occur at high speeds. At Ponce Law, we can hold charter bus companies responsible for your accident-related expenses.


Nashville bus collisions can be caused by several instigating factors, including:

  • The Bus Company’s Negligence: This may include but is not limited to poor training of drivers, failing to maintain the buses in their fleet, and ignoring safety regulations.
  • The Bus Manufacturer’s Negligence: If a faulty part or manufacturing defect caused the crash, the bus manufacturer may be liable.
  • The Bus Driver’s Negligence: This may include but is not limited to driving while fatigued or under the influence, distracted driving such as driving while texting or eating, and reckless driving or speeding.
  • Another Driver’s Negligence: When other drivers on the road behave negligently, other vehicles can cause a bus to crash.
  • Poor Road Conditions: Poor road conditions, like inclement weather, can cause crashes since buses’ large size makes them difficult to maneuver.


Proving negligence and responsibility in bus accidents can be difficult because of the number of parties that may be involved. For example, in some situations, the crash may be caused by the driver of another vehicle on the road, and the injury victim can seek compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance. But if the bus driver is at fault and the bus is owned by a state or local government entity like a public school or city, it gets much more complicated. The rules for suing a government entity are entirely different, with different requirements, statutes of limitations, and caps on damages.

An experienced Nashville bus accident attorney can help you determine who is liable for your injuries after a bus accident and walk you through your options for seeking compensation.


Injuries from bus accidents can often be serious due to the weight of the vehicle, the large number of passengers, and the lack of seatbelts. When you have injuries that aren’t your fault, you deserve compensation to cover your medical bills, but insurance companies are often reluctant to pay settlements to the accident victims.

A Nashville bus accident lawyer at Ponce Law is a skilled negotiator and can deal with the insurance company to get you the money you’re owed for your medical bills. Contact our firm today for a free case review.

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