We know that you probably do not spend much time thinking about what you would do if you or a loved one were injured in a bus accident. Unfortunately, there are times when the actions of other people can cause you harm.
Do you know what to do if you are hurt in a bus accident, whether as a passenger or a person outside of the bus? At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we want to help you get through what we know is a difficult time. When you need a Chester bus accident attorney, call us today.
Bus Accident Injuries
Injuries from bus accidents can be devastating.
Because, buses are large vehicles that can weigh tens of thousands of pounds. For the passengers, who are almost always unrestrained, an accident can throw their bodies around the inside of the bus. If the crash is a rollover, the amount of trauma that can be inflicted is tremendous.
For those outside of the bus in other vehicles, getting struck by a bus can lead to serious injuries, more than an impact with another passenger vehicle.
Bus accidents can become mass casualty incidents, meaning treatment may be delayed. In these accidents, we commonly see spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and internal bleeding. Broken and dislocated bones, as well as major lacerations, are also common.
All of these injuries require immediate and expensive medical treatment. If long-term rehabilitation is necessary, the costs only rise.
How They Happen
In and around Chester, we have plenty of buses: school buses, long-distance transportation buses, public transportation buses, and more. Do you know if each one of them is safe?
It is vital that all bus drivers obtain their commercial driver’s licenses and be trained on each vehicle they operate. They should never:
- Operate under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Drive while distracted by their phones or other devices.
- Speed or drive aggressively.
If they do any of those things, they are jeopardizing the lives of their passengers as well as those on the roadways around them.
We know that transportation companies and agencies must regularly inspect and maintain their buses so that they can prevent vehicle failure. If part of a vehicle fails while moving at high speeds, their drivers could lose control and crash.
Your Next Steps
When you or a loved one have been involved in a bus accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, we know that there are many things going through your mind. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we want you to take a breath and follow these three steps:
- Make sure everyone is okay medically.
- Contact an attorney as soon as possible.
- Focus on your health and your loved ones while your attorney handles everything else.
Our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to get to work for you. We will tirelessly pursue compensation for the following:
- Your accident-related medical expenses
- Lost income if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Punitive damages