There are few things worse than getting into a vehicle crash. However, if you have been involved in an incident with a bus and you need a Bethlehem bus accident lawyer, we are ready to help.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we understand that you may not know what to do after a bus crash, but our team is going to help you secure the compensation you deserve. Let us handle the insurance companies and other parties so you can focus on recovering.
Who are the victims of bus crashes?
We all have different relationships with buses. Some of us rarely use them while others take advantage of them regularly. Many of us trust buses to get our kids to and from school each day. However, anyone can be affected by a bus crash:
- The bus passengers and driver
- Passengers in other vehicles
- Motorcyclists and bicyclists
- Pedestrians in and around the roadway
Due to the size and weight of most buses, these crashes can cause severe injuries to anyone involved. Bus passengers are rarely restrained with seatbelts. This includes kids on school buses. It is not uncommon for us to encounter the following in the aftermath of a bus crash:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries
- Whiplash injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Each of these injuries requires medical attention. Depending on the severity of the injury, a person may need extensive medical care or extended rehabilitation in order to make a full recovery. If a bus crash victim is unable to work while they recover, or maybe never return to work at all, they will lose income they need to support themselves and their families.
How do these incidents happen?
In many cases, bus crashes are the result of a negligent bus driver. A driver could be distracted by their phones or other devices. Sometimes drivers operate while impaired by drugs or alcohol. It is vital that bus drivers are properly trained to drive each vehicle and that they follow all traffic laws.
Bus companies and agencies have a duty to ensure each vehicle is regularly inspected and maintained in order to prevent vehicle failure. If any part of a bus malfunctions while the vehicle is moving at high rates of speed, major crashes could occur.
We are ready to help you now
Do you know where to turn if the careless or reckless actions of a bus driver or bus company have caused you or a loved one harm?
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we will make sure that you have a knowledgeable and experienced team by your side. We will investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include coverage for:
- Your medical expenses related to the bus crash
- Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
- Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible