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Virginia Beach Bus Accident Law Firm

We Proudly Serve Victims & Their Families. Call Us to Get the Justice You Need.

At Kalfus & Nachman PC, we know that your choice in attorney will be a crucial, integral part in your journey to obtaining financial compensation after a serious accident. That is why accident victims and their families throughout the Virginia Beach area trust us. We have earned a reputation for being the local law firm to meet the needs of our clients and we have been doing so since our firm’s inception. We have created a unique environment of genuine care, compassionate, and client service because we believe our clients deserve it.

If you or someone you love has been involved in a bus accident, speak with us today to learn how we can help.

  • Attorney A.J. Kalfus

    The Representation You Deserve

    Attorney A.J. Kalfus is a founding partner at Kalfus & Nachman. Along with Stuart Nachman, he launched the practice in 1979 and has been able to watch it grow into one of the most well-known personal injury firms in the area. He prides himself on keeping clients informed of the progress in their case at every step, as well as doing everything in his power to make sure everyone is treated fairly.

    Mr. Kalfus grew up in Massachusetts and went on to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Norfolk College of William and Mary. He went on to accept a position to teach accounting at the University of Tennessee. It was here he became more interested in the field of law and enrolled in the college’s law school. He passed the Virginia bar after his second year and has been practicing ever since. He is married to his wife, Vicki, and they have three children.

  • Attorney Stuart L. Nachman

    Dedicated to Helping the Injured

    Attorney Stuart L. Nachman, a native of Virginia, is a founder of Kalfus & Nachman. Together with A.J. Kalfus, he launched the practice in 1979 and has helped build it into one of the most successful personal injury firms in the area. Mr. Nachman believes in treating clients with the utmost empathy while making sure to discuss all possible outcomes. He understands how devastating it can be when a client loses a limb or a loved one through no fault of their own and advocates vigorously for them, preparing diligently for litigation and utilizing experts, research, and investigators. He is an accomplished trial lawyer, taking a special interest in litigation and mass torts.

    Mr. Nachman completed his undergraduate studies in economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before earning his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1971. He is active in many professional associations, as well as litigation groups relating to brain injury, medical devices, and pharmaceutical drugs. He is an active board member of Helping Orphans in Latin America (HOLA), an organization dedicated to empowering orphaned and abandoned children in Latin America by providing essential needs; financial aid; and educational, vocational, and social support, and building relationships within the community. Mr. Nachman also enjoys biking, reading, and traveling with his family.

Life-Changing Results for Our Clients

Turn to Kalfus & Nachman PC When You Need Experienced Guidance

  • Truck Accident

    $10.5 Million Settlement

    Our 34 year old client was stopped in traffic on the MMMBT when her vehicle was struck from behind by a commercial truck traveling 50 mph. The left lane of travel on the roadway was closed due to road construction ahead. The truck driver was trying to save time by driving in the closed left lane. As he approached the stopped traffic, the truck driver abruptly changed lanes and crashed into the rear of our client’s car, demolishing it. Our client suffered a traumatic brain injury and stroke which limited her use of her left arm and leg and left her with severe cognitive deficits.

  • Brain Injury

    $8.35 Million Settlement

    A four year old girl was severely injured in an auto accident when her mother’s car was broadsided while making a left turn in Norfolk. The defendant was a weekend sportscaster for a local television station who was rushing to get film for a broadcast and was speeding through the intersection. Our client suffered a traumatic brain injury in addition to internal and orthopedic injuries.

  • Industrial Accident

    $8 Million Settlement

    Our 26 year old client was severely injured in an explosion and fire on her first day at work. She suffered burns to her face and arms and inhalation injuries that required multiple surgeries and left her with permanent disability and disfigurement.

  • Bus Accident

    $7 Million Settlement

    A 25 year old IT specialist was riding as the front seat passenger in a car being driven by a government contractor in Kuwait. As the contractors’ vehicle approached a stopped bus, the bus pulled away from the curb and began to make a U-turn. The driver of the car was unable to stop in time and broad-sided the bus. Our client suffered severe and permanent back and spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis (paraplegia).

  • Truck Accident

    $5.15 Million Settlement

    A 22 year old was struck by a tractor trailer on I-64 West in Newport News and suffered a traumatic brain injury.

  • Brain Injury

    $2.07 Million Settlement

    A retired Navy Veteran was rear-ended by a box truck at a high rate of speed while stopped at a traffic light in Virginia Beach, forcing his vehicle into the rear of the vehicle ahead and resulting in a 6 car collision. The Veteran suffered head, brain and facial injuries.

Client Testimonials

Quality Representation. Successful Results.

  • “When speaking with the attorney's or their personnel they always been polite and always answered all questions that I may have had. ”

    Maryann Rallis

  • “I was denied my SSDI the first time around, and I was desperate and homeless, and KN, took on my case, and within 90 days I had my disability approved with the back pay owed.”

    Linda Joe Law

  • “Christopher Jacobs from Kalfus & Nachman was my attorney and he was great. I would recommend Attorney Christopher Jacobs to any of my friends or family if they were injured or needed legal advice. ”

    Lorrain Picou

Why Hire Our Team of Dedicated Attorneys?

Highly Experienced in Handling Complex Cases

  • A Full-Service Law Firm with Multiple Offices in Virginia

  • Attorneys Who Are Unafraid to Face Large Corporations

  • 1,000s of Clients Served. Millions of Dollars in Compensation Won

  • With 35+ Years of Experience, You Can Count on Us

  • We Take on Your Legal Burden After You Are Injured

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Your Concerns, Answered

Common Questions

  • Questions

  • Who will be held accountable for my accident?

    Answer

    If you were injured in an accident caused by no fault of your own, or if a loved one has been wrongfully killed due to another party’s negligent or reckless behavior, then you could be eligible to file a claim and pursue financial compensation under your State’s personal injury laws. Different parties can be held responsible for an accident that resulted in injury, including individuals (like a reckless bus driver) or an entity (such as a product manufacturer).

  • What type of compensation can I recover?

    Answer

    Recoveries can come in two forms: non-economic compensation and economic compensation. Economic compensation typically refers to the following: medical bills (past and current), lost wages due to time away from work, lost earning capacity, and property damages. Non-economic compensation can refer to: emotional pain and suffering, change in lifestyle, loss of companionship, or loss of enjoyment of life. Other forms of compensation can also include punitive damages or wrongful death claims.

  • Should I accept the deal my insurance company provided?

    Answer

    You have insurance coverage for a reason: when emergencies hit, you want to know that you are covered. Unfortunately, most insurance company settlements are so pitifully low that most victims are left with additional expenses in the aftermath of an accident. We know that the last thing you want is a courtroom battle, but we can help make sure you receive the full compensation you really deserve.

  • Why do I need a lawyer?

    Answer

    Working with an attorney can help level the playing field. Simply put, our firm makes sure insurance companies don’t try to corner you into accepting a low-ball offer. We know how to investigate a case to make sure you are receiving the full amount of compensation, and then we fight hard to make sure you do not receive anything less than what you rightly deserve.

Understanding Fault & Cause in Bus Accidents

Bus accidents can be caused by all sorts of things, including fault or no-fault events. Bus accidents may be rare compared to the frequency in which auto accidents occur. When a collision with a bus does happen, however, they can be devastating.

  • Careless, Reckless Drivers
  • Improperly Trained Drivers
  • Traffic Law Violations
  • Poorly Maintained Roads
  • Drunk or Distracted Driving
  • Defective Auto Parts
  • Bus Accident Do’s and Don’ts

    Do Speak with a Lawyer

    Our firm works hard to make sure your voice is heard. We make sure liable entities or at-fault parties pay for the damages they have caused due to recklessness or negligence.

  • Bus Accident Do’s and Don’ts

    Don’t Admit Guilt

    You may feel inclined to apologize after an accident. Remember: though your intentions may have been rooted in politeness, your words can be misconstrued as an admission of fault.

  • Bus Accident Do’s and Don’ts

    Don’t Trust an Insurance Company

    You depend on insurance protection in the event of an accident. Do not think insurance companies have your best interests at heart. We help level the playing field for you.

Cover Your Bases with Our Bus Accident Checklist

9 Things You Should Do After a Bus Crash

  • Stay at the scene of the accident, but move to a safe location.

  • Make sure you and anyone else who is hurt receives necessary medical attention.

  • Contact law enforcement to report the accident.

  • Exchange information with the other driver (ex: name & insurance)

  • Talk to witnesses, if any, and write down their contact information.

  • Take pictures of the accident, including the cars, the scene, and any injuries.

  • Let your insurance company know about the accident.

  • Document and save everything regarding the accident.

  • Hire a personal injury attorney to look out for your best interests.

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