Many people use buses as part of a public transit commute or as a means of traveling across the state or even across the nation. Whether you take a bus just down the street or all the way down the coastline, bus travel is a very economically (and ecologically) friendly way to get around. Buses are also considered one of the safest modes of transportation, although due to their massive size and heavy weight, when these vehicles do become involved in accidents, the outcome can be devastating, leading to multiple major injuries and even fatalities. If you were injured in a bus collision and need a bus accident lawyer, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can help you become more informed about your legal rights as a bus crash injury victim. Call today for a no-cost consultation.
Bus accident facts
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration records data related to vehicular accident-related injuries and fatalities. According to their 2016 report on large truck and bus accidents, more than one-third of all fatal bus accidents involved transit buses, while 13 percent of deadly crashes involved intercity buses (such as Greyhound buses or other long-distance traveling buses). However, the number of buses involved in fatal accidents did decline from the prior year by 14 percent. In 2016, it is estimated that as many as 35,000 people sustained injuries in bus crashes.
What to do after a bus crash
The period of time immediately following a bus accident can be a hazy, confusing experience where you are running on instinct and unsure of what to do, especially if you have been injured. Here is what to do after the bus crash:
- Seek medical care right away. Even if you think your injuries are minor enough to be treated at home, it is crucial to get a proper medical evaluation. Some injuries remain “hidden” at first and become painful only after some time has gone by, as is common with whiplash.
- Gather documentation related to your accident. Take photos of injuries, get witness contact information, keep copies of medical bills or physical therapy bills related to injury treatments, and consider writing out a timeline of events leading up to the accident.
- Contact an attorney who specializes in handling bus accident injury claims in civil court for a consultation.
The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can help
If you were hurt in a bus crash and need a bus accident lawyer in Camden, contact the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. today. We are dedicated to helping our clients get justice through the civil court system, and our legal know-how helps us get real results in the courtroom. We specialize in handling personal injury litigation claims, and we fight to get our clients every penny in damages that they are owed. Damages are given a monetary value by the courts and may be paid out to injured persons and their families as financial compensation. Call now for a free case evaluation.