Alberta Bus Accident Lawyers

Our experienced car accident lawyers can handle the entire legal process from start to finish. If you are hurting after a bus or LRT accident, let our lawyers focus on your case so you can focus on your recovery.

There’s no fee unless you win.

01 How We Can Help

Our Accident Attorneys fight for your rights after an accident.

Our award winning personal injury lawyers have over 20 years experience and will deal with the insurance company from day one, letting them know that you mean to seek proper compensation for your injuries as well as other compensations you may be entitled to. 

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We Eliminate Risk for Edmonton Bus Accident Victims

When you work with Assiff Law Office lawyers, you can rest assured, there will be no up-front costs for our services.

We operate on a contingency fee basis, which means you won’t have to pay us a cent unless we win.

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02 Building your Case

Edmonton Alberta Bus Accidents & Info

Bus accidents can happen in Edmonton, Alberta, especially in the city’s densely populated urban areas. Every year, many people are involved in accidents involving buses on the city’s roads, some of which result in significant injury or death.

Whether travelling to work, school, or leisure, and the unfortunate happens, understanding the laws and the evidence required can help you shed light on the incident, determine who is liable, and strengthen your case.

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Types of Bus Accidents

We all think we are perfectly safe on a bus. But busses, like any other participant in traffic, are not immune to accidents. 

We handle a wide range of bus accidents in Alberta

If you or a loved one have been injured due to an accident, whether riding a bus or LRT or in a vehicle involved in an accident with a bus, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

We handle a variety of bus or LRT accidents in Alberta, including:

This type of accident can occur at intersections, on highways, or in other types of roadways.

Bus passengers can be injured in accidents due to sudden stops, turns, collisions, rollovers or fires. 

Buses can collide with pedestrians, especially in areas with heavy foot traffic such as near schools, shopping centers, or public transportation hubs.

Due to their high center of gravity, buses are prone to rolling over during sharp turns at high speeds. 

Bus fires can occur due to a variety of reasons, including mechanical issues or collisions.

Common Alberta Bus Accident Injuries

When riding a bus, you are often completely unprotected in the event of an accident. The lack of seatbelts, and the positioning of the passengers across the entire bus, often standing, leaves you vulnerable.

If your vehicle is involved in an accident with a bus, your chances of sustaining severe or life-threatening injuries are much higher than in a car accident involving only passenger vehicles.

Compensation for Damages & Losses in Bus Accident Cases

When you have been injured and someone else is at fault, you have the right to pursue compensation. Your final settlement needs to consider all the ways you have been affected by your accident, including both material and non-material damages.

Material Damages

Non-Material Damages

Time Limits, Insurance Company Defenses

Alberta Accident Statute of Limitations

Time is of the essence when you or a loved one were involved in an accident due to someone else’s negligence. In Alberta, you have two years to file for a car accident. 

Although this may seem like a very long time, the more you wait the more evidence will get lost, and it will be more difficult to recollect the particulars of the event. The longer you wait the more difficult it is to obtain the compensation you deserve.

Disputed Liability in an Alberta Bicycle Accident

Apart from using the statute of limitations against you, the other side and their insurance company will want to protect themselves. They do this by denying your claim and using various defenses to reduce or deny your case.

  • The other party may use procedural defences based on an existing law, or claim that you failed to comply with a statutory rule;
  • Factual defenses to car accident liability usually claim that you are partially or wholly to blame for the accident;
  • The defense may also claim that you are over-stating the severity of your injuries or over-stating their impact. 

Alberta Bus Accident FAQ

If you’re involved in a bus accident, prioritize your safety and seek immediate medical attention. Take note of important details like the time, location, bus registration and route numbers, and the operator’s information. Collect additional evidence, such as witness statements and photographs of the scene. Document all damages and losses incurred due to the accident. It’s also advisable to consult with a personal injury lawyer before providing any statement to third parties or the city representatives

Potential responsible parties include the bus operator, another driver involved in the accident, the private bus company, a government agency if the bus is operated by one, manufacturers of the bus or its parts, and maintenance crews. Liability can be complex, often involving multiple parties, and requires thorough investigation​

Yes, an injured passenger or other victims can pursue legal action if they have been injured in a bus accident. Consulting a bus accident lawyer is crucial for determining fault, exploring compensation options, and understanding the legal process​.

Yes, determining liability in accidents involving chartered tour buses or long-distance travel buses can be complicated, with potential liability extending to the bus company, the tour company, and venue owners. Each party’s responsibility varies based on their role and the circumstances of the accident

03 Our Process

Personal Injury Process

What Should I expect?

When you call Assiff Law injury lawyers, we immediately work on recovering compensation for your injuries.

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Consult with an Edmonton Injury Lawyer

The first step is to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer near you.

Our lawyers will review the details of your situation and your understanding of events — your side of the story — so we can determine whether there is any basis for a lawsuit. Then, once you’re ready to move forward, we’ll help you develop a strategy for pursuing compensation.

If we take your case, the process may look something like this:


Gather Evidence

A thorough investigation is the foundation of every case we take on. We use police reports, medical reports, and eyewitnesses’ statements to get to the bottom of things.


Send a Demand Letter

We’ll write a demand letter to the individual responsible for the accident, and their insurance company. We consider the entire financial impact of the situation, including provisions for future medical bills, lost wages, and other related costs.


File a personal injury lawsuit

When an insurance company refuses to offer an acceptable settlement, we gain leverage by filing a lawsuit on your behalf. In addition, filing a lawsuit will provide us access to additional information from the defendants that we otherwise wouldn’t have access to.



After filing the suit, we can ask defendants for information that they might have been hesitant to provide. We can use these requests for admissions, interrogatories, and requests for production of documents to learn what evidence they have to support their claims.



Once both parties have looked at the facts of the situation, we can schedule a mediation to help resolve the dispute. This gives us the chance to present our side of the story to the defendant’s attorney, and negotiate a fair resolution.



If we’re able to reach an agreement prior to the start of the lawsuit, then we’ve reached a settlement. A settlement should take into account all past and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc., and will be paid out in one lump sum in return for you dropping the case.


Personal Injury Trial

If we are unable to settle for a fair amount, we go to trial. During the trial we present your case, employing the evidence we uncovered during discovery and present any expert testimony. 



What if the jury finds against you? If some sort of legal mistake was made by the defense team or the judge, we might choose to appeal. We would likely have to provide additional evidence and legal arguments in support of our position. If we were successful, the judge could overturn the previous ruling, or require another round of trials.

04 Why Assiff Law

When you're hurting, We care.

We care. We understand, with our years of experience, what victims of accidents go through—from the obvious physical injuries to the impact they have on your day-to-day life, your job, your family and your overall well-being.


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Awards & accolades.

The acknowledgement of our Edmonton personal injury lawyers have earned us multiple awards for the work we’ve done for thousands of clients. Best Lawyers, Canadian Lawyer Magazine and Consumers Choice have all awarded us for excellence in the field of personal injury law. 

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