Buses are a vital part of our society. While many people do not give them a second thought, there are thousands of people in and around our area who rely on buses each day. Whether they are using them to travel long distances or just to get across town, buses offer an affordable method of transportation.
We expect all vehicles that transport large amounts of people to be safe when they go out. Buses are operated by professional companies and agencies and should have safe drivers, but do you know what to do if you are injured in a bus accident?
When you need a Bristol bus accident attorney, you can count on the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to be by your side, working to secure the compensation you deserve.
What Can Happen
One of the main causes of accidents for vehicles as large as buses is a failure of some part of the vehicle itself. Bus companies and agencies must ensure they regularly inspect and maintain their vehicles. If they fail to do so and the bus experiences a mechanical failure while traveling down the road, the bus driver could lose control and crash.
Other causes of bus crashes revolve around the drivers. All bus drivers should obtain their commercial driver’s license and be trained to drive each vehicle they are asked to operate.
Under no circumstances should a driver operate under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Drivers should also not be distracted by their phones or other devices while they are operating a bus. They should also obey all laws and speed limits.
Bus drivers who cause injuries because of their negligence should be held accountable both criminally and civilly.
Accidents and injuries that result from bus accidents can be severe.
Because buses typically carry many unrestrained passengers at once and they also have the ability to affect large areas and many vehicles around them.
A Note On School Buses
Drivers who operate school buses have precious lives in their hands on a daily basis and they should be extra vigilant. For the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania, there were more than 2,900 people involved in school bus crashes. Over half of all school bus crashes were injury crashes.
What You Can Do Now
If you or someone you love has been injured in a bus accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you can count on the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to be by your side. We know that the aftermath of an accident with injuries can be confusing, but we will sort through everything for you. From insurance companies to third parties, we will stop at nothing to secure the compensation you need in the aftermath of an accident. This includes all accident-related medical expenses, lost income if you are unable to work, as well as punitive damages. When you need a Bristol bus accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 215-543-7220.