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Top-Rated Bus Accident Injury Attorneys

After a Bus Accident Upends Your Life, Montlick Fights for Your Future. 

Our compassionate attorneys and staff know the stress, pain, and financial struggles that bus accident victims endure. That’s why we fiercely fight for victims and the families of victims who suffer severe injury or wrongful death while riding public transport.

You shouldn’t have to pay for injuries you didn’t cause. When a routine public transportation ride ends in disaster, Montlick is your path forward. We know that no amount of money can truly make up for your injuries or loss, but we want to provide relief from dealing with the insurance companies and stressful legal issues so that you can focus on healing.

There’s a way to move forward and it starts with calling 1-800-LAW-NEED.

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This is by far the absolute best Law Firm in Atlanta, Georgia. My attorney, Nick Vocino, who’s extremely brilliant, exceptionally professional, knowledgeable, efficient, effective, and prompt has handled two car accident cases for me resulting in very favorable outcomes. Nick Vocino and his staff possess the right combination of skills that you can trust to get the very best results. This firm has earned my most fervent and enthusiastic recommendation.
Listen up! If you been in a Accident.Montlick and Associates are one of the best in town.Attorney Cate Powell is a great attorney. She answered my questions in a timely manner and always kept me in the loop. Her staff, including Amy Jones, was pleasant and courteous. They got me a great settlement and were attentive to my needs. I would definitely recommend them to my friends and family. I'm telling the truth to anyone been in accident call them .You will not regret it!
On Oct 30, 2022, I was in a Hit and Run Accident in Lagrange GA. by a non-insured motorist, Not naming the 3 previous law firms that totally almost ruined my chances in getting things doing and helping me through my nightmare. a year head almost went by feeling like i was the perpetrator and not the victim of a hit and run. I never been in any car accident of this multitude. I was so lost, had not guidance of what to do and how to do it right. Never even got to talk to any of the previous attorneys that claim they help people after a car accident. I had sunk into deep depression. As a retired Veteran that suffer from PTSD and Paranoia when i had to drive, I was so scared and afraid to the point I had other drivers around me wondering if i was a safe driver. until one night i was watch TV after praying to God to please send me an Angle to help me that's when Montlick & Associates commercial came on it was. I set up in my bed and knew if I wanted real help and be able to talk with an Attorney on my case and not some injury firm Secretary. I need to call right away cause time head already been wasted, fighting with the last three injury law firms. Mrs. Neives was my Angle along with everyone at Montlick I felt like not only did I have an Attorney but i also had an after Accident Mental Therapist she insured me that she would get everything back on the right track. and rewrite all the wrongs and make them right. not one time did i every had to call for any updates. if there was anything she needed answers to I was contact by her or someone on her team by email or phone call. the Only thing i regrate is not calling Monlick & Associates when the Hit and Run first Accrued from the Hospital. my story goes out to everyone who may find themselves in the same situation. Yes, there is a lot of an injury law firms out there but I will bet my bottom dollar that you will not talk to nor know who your attorney is and be kept updated about your cause if you're not a client of Montlick & Associates. I thank my Heavenly Father for everyone at Montlick & Associates
Ellen Forrester and Nicole Casorio are the best in the business.Incredible professionalism, honesty and efficiency.Not only was Ellen 100% accurate on her assessment of my case, she was also a straight shooter.Nicole thank you for your patience and help in navigating this stressful process.10/10
Since Covid, I’ve been in 3 hit-and-run accidents in which neither were my fault. I had a different attorney represented me in the first accident who was not very attentive nor responsive to my numerous calls and questions. For my second and third accident, I decided to go with Montlick and Associates, specifically Attorney Cate Powell. Cate, returned my call; she listened, took notes, allowed me to vent about chronic pain I was experiencing and after finding out that the other driver almost got out of paying the liability claim due to a technicality, Cate assured me that she had everything under control. Unlike my first attorney, she not only provided updates but she checked on my recovery as well; and if she was unable to personally update me, she allowed her team to provide an update. Cate is a fighter for her clients, she even dealt with my insurance to ensure that I received everything that was owed to me. And she also represented my husband as well. She is now someone I trust wholeheartedly, and if I ever have a legal matter, I can call her for help and if she can’t represent me, she will certainly point me in the right direction.So, if you’re ever in an accident and seeking legal representation, and need a no-nonsense attorney, call Attorney Cate Powell because I am telling you from experience – she would be your one call that would fully represent you. Trust me!
There are many positive words to describe my experience with Montlick & Associates. However, the ones that are most applicable to my case are professional, responsive, knowledgeable, and trustworthy.I truly appreciate the time and effort that Nick Vocino and Amber Starks spent on my behalf. The entire process took about 2 years from the date of the accident to the date I got my settlement check. Nick kept me apprised every step of the way and for that, I am truly grateful!Montlick & Associates is a 5-star law firm. I would absolutely recommend it to my family and friends!
After a terrible accident, we turned to Ellen Forrester at Montlick for help with my mom's case. She walked us through everything step by step, handled the documentation and when it came time, her colleague, Mike Moran, and her represented my mom amazingly at mediation. While we are very happy with the settlement reached, this process was so much easier with their care and guidance. We will forever recommend them and Montlick to anyone.
Mrs. Sara Root and her assistant Chris are the best..Mrs. Root is a very smart attorney she does her research and analyze everything about your case!! I had a spinal injury that resulted to surgery due to being rear ended in a car accident ..They kept me updated through every step..Chris called to check on me often and Mrs. Root made sure i understood everything..Yes i will have back pains in the future but she ensured that i was well compassionated for my life changes due to my injury.. I am so grateful to have had them during my recovery process. Thanks guys!..We met and talk about God m having faith and a connection! I give Montlick a 10 out of 10..I highly recommend them..Thanks to all that participated in making this process smooth and successful!! Awesome Awesome Awesome Team!!
We would highly recommend Montlick and Associates if you’re injured in an accident. The staff is very professional and kept us up to date as our case progressed. They check on you to make sure you’re ok. They just make the process easy. Thank you for taking care of us!

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Wish You Had a Lawyer in The Family? Now You Do®

We treat you like family

Every Montlick lawyer strives to deliver the same advice and compassionate counsel to their clients that they would provide for their own family member.

We win for our clients, a billion times over.

Our law firm has been representing bus accident injury and wrongful death victims for over 40 years. In our tenure we have recovered billions for our clients–with billions more to come.

Montlick is There When:
  • Your medical bills are piling up
  • Your life has been permanently altered by a bus accident
  • Your injury is preventing you from living a full life
  • You’re worried about how you will support yourself and your family


Serving Bus Accident Injury Victims Nationwide

After a Bus Accident, Montlick Is the Right Call.

Bus accidents are hardly a rare event, with an average of more than 60,000 bus accidents per year throughout the U.S-they are not only hazardous to bus passengers, but also to others with whom buses share the roadway. The most commonly seriously or fatally injured victims in busing accidents are pedestrians and occupants in passenger cars that are struck in a bus collision. The sheer size and weight of a bus means a bus is less responsive and harder to stop quickly in an emergency. Busing accidents result in a disproportionate number of catastrophic injuries and fatalities to pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists and occupants of passenger cars because of the increased force of impact.

You’ve already dealt with enough injustice; don’t let the wrong lawyer victimize you further. Choose the firm that truly cares–choose Montlick. No matter where you are located, our bus accident lawyers are ready to hear your story and forge your path forward.

I am very impressed with how quickly everything is moving along and how concerned the attorney seems to be with me.

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Almost every party on the road or in a vehicle is at risk of suffering serious injuries in a bus accident, including:

  • City bus passengers, subway passengers
  • Children on school buses
  • Customers of charter buses and long-distance bus carriers
  • Motorcyclists
  • Pedestrians
  • Drivers of cars, trucks and SUVs and their passengers
  • Bicyclists

Passengers on buses are especially at risk in serious busing accidents because most buses have no working seat belts, air bags or other fundamental safety equipment that are standard in most motor vehicles. Passengers are particularly vulnerable in accidents where buses leave the roadway, which can result in a fatal bus rollover accident or ejection from the bus.

What Is the Standard for Liability in Busing Accidents?

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Most states classify buses as “common carriers” and imposes a special heightened duty of care on public and commercial entities that own and operate bus lines. A common carrier is anyone that offers transportation services to the public at-large for an established rate. Common carriers owe the public the highest duty of care and must exercise extreme caution in protecting patrons. An entity that operates a common carrier service may be liable for even a slight degree of fault because of its increased duty of care. The justification for imposing this higher duty of care is based on the fact that passengers who use busing services have no choice but to entrust their safety to the entity that has exclusive control over bus maintenance and driver training and supervision.

A common carrier is expected to exercise vigilance in the operation, inspection and maintenance of its buses as part of its high duty of care as a common carrier. An entity that owns and operates buses has an obligation to carefully train and supervise its bus drivers and to maintain its buses in safe operating condition. Bus drivers must be provided with adequate training and are required to comply with appropriate traffic and safety laws and regulations, including special regulations that apply to common carriers. A common carrier cannot transfer, delegate or assign its special duty of care to any other entity. Even minimal fault on the part of a bus driver or busing company may be a basis for liability if a passenger is harmed, even if the injury was caused in part by another party.

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Bus accidents pose a number of unique challenges that makes it important that you have an experienced bus accident attorney. Whether a private company or a government entity runs the bus line, they will typically have more financial resources to pay for experts and defend against a lawsuit than an ordinary driver. The company or public entity that operates the bus line will typically initiate an investigation of the accident and begin devising a litigation defense strategy while victims and their families are still recovering and/or grieving.

Another obstacle facing a bus accident victim is that many government entities are protected to some degree by “sovereign immunity”. Sovereign immunity limits the extent to which public entities can be sued and required to pay for injuries to passengers. While most government entities like the state of Georgia have enacted laws that waive or refine this immunity and permit claims for injuries, strict procedures and shortened time limits typically apply. The experienced a busing accident attorneys at Montlick can help you navigate the complex matrix of laws, regulations and procedures that apply to bus accident claims.

It is also important to note that legal time deadlines, or statutes of limitations apply to all legal matters, which means that you must file your claim within the required period of time or your right to recover will be barred forever. When a government entity is involved this time period can be as short as 6 months, so it is extremely important to consult with a Bus Accident Lawyer as soon as possible to determine the applicable legal time deadlines and to make sure you take all needed actions in a timely fashion.

Who Is Usually Responsible for a Busing Accident?

There are a broad range of potential parties who may be responsible for injuries caused in a busing accident. Sometimes multiple parties may all share liability for the injuries of a busing accident victim, so it is important to identify all potential responsible parties. Montlick will identify all parties who may be liable for your injuries, which may include but not be limited to the following:

  • Private Bus Company: A private company that operates a charter bus, tour bus or long distance bus service may be liable for a collision caused by poorly trained or supervised drivers or inadequate maintenance of a bus.
  • Public Entities: Many busing entities are operated by public entities like MARTA or a school district. Depending on the specifics of the case, a bus accident victim may be able to pursue a claim against a public entity for injuries caused by negligent operation or maintenance of a bus provided the injury victim complies with the appropriate procedures.
  • Bus Maintenance Contractor: If a bus company has a maintenance contract with an independent maintenance company, the maintenance company may be responsible for damages caused by their failure to properly repair or maintain a bus.
  • Bus Driver: If a bus driver operates a bus under the influence of alcohol, violates traffic laws or engages in other unsafe driving practices, the bus driver may be liable for injuries caused by the driver’s unsafe driving practices. However, the driver’s employer will typically have more resources from which to pay for a bus accident victim’s injuries and other damages.
  • Other Drivers: A busing accident often is caused by the driver of another vehicle. If another driver causes the accident, including driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while distracted or otherwise engaging in negligent driver practices, the other driver may be liable for your injuries.

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Representing bus accident victims throughout the Southeast since 1984.

Montlick has been representing bus accident victims throughout the Southeast since 1984. If you or someone you love suffers serious injury or death in a bus accident, we will carefully investigate the cause of your accident as well as potential issues such as inadequate training or supervision of the bus driver or poor maintenance of the bus. We will utilize our knowledge and experience with the special rules and regulations that govern common carriers. Our bus accident attorneys will also make sure that all special rules and timing requirements involved with suing a public entity are satisfied. We will take care of seeking compensation for your injuries so that you can focus on healing and getting back to your life.

Because we can’t stop accidents from happening, we do what we can to help minimize their long-term impact. We put more money in your pocket, where it belongs.