Baum Hedlund Represents Bus Accident Victims Across the Country
Over the years, Baum Hedlund has prevailed in many of the most highly-publicized commercial transportation cases in the nation, including more than 300 commercial trucking, train, and bus accident cases. Our firm has litigated wrongful death and serious injury cases for over 40 years and our attorneys have tried well over 200 cases in their careers.
Many of the cases the firm has litigated involve children riding school buses. Some of these accidents have occurred while transporting children to and from school or to events, while some have involved the bus driver running over the child after the child left the bus.
Among the many bus accident lawsuits handled by our firm is the Girl Scout bus crash near Palm Springs, California in 1991. Seven people were killed and 47 were injured in that crash. Baum Hedlund represented 27 people, mostly children, from that accident in which a school-type bus, loaded with Girl Scouts, nose-dived into a gully, and ultimately resulted in the death of four girls when they were thrown through windows onto the rocky ground.
In that bus accident, the firm’s attorneys argued successfully in court that on side impact, unsecured students and passengers can be severely injured when hurled against unpadded walls or through weak windows.
In an effort to improve bus safety, after the resolution of a Kentucky bus crash, Baum Hedlund created information packets, including a crash test video that reenacted the actual crash, and organized and funded a national campaign in all fifty states and Canada. The package urged school bus owners, operators and purchasers to relocate gas tanks positioned next to the front doors to an unexposed position inside the frame behind the rear axle, thus reducing the chance of a fire and permitting exiting the front doors if a fire erupts.
The Right Choice for Your Bus Accident Case
Many bus accident victims or their families hire our firm because of our many years of experience handling bus accident litigation and other forms of commercial transportation liability. Baum Hedlund concentrates its practice on wrongful death and serious personal injury cases throughout the United States. The firm is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and maintains the highest AV® peer review rating, obtained through a rigorous process conducted by the leading international lawyer directory, Martindale-Hubbell.
Some reasons to consider our firm for your case:
- 100 bus crash cases handled by our firm since 1988
- 27 passengers represented in a single bus accident
- $6,200,000 million settlement obtained for a single bus passenger
- Succeeded in getting U.S. jurisdiction in two foreign crashes (England and Mexico)
- Extensive experience with complex choice of law and difficult insurance coverage issues
- The firm’s successful bus litigation is featured in the book, Reckless Disregard
- Conducted an international grass-roots bus safety campaign to move the fuel tank to a safer location on school buses
Ready to get started? Contact Baum Hedlund today at (855) 948-5098. From our offices in Los Angeles, we serve clients nationwide.