Many people use buses as a part of their daily commute or to travel longer distances via intercity bus lines. Overall, bus travel is regarded as being a relatively safe and effective means of getting from one place to another as compared with passenger vehicles or motorcycle travel. However, when one of these large-size, heavy-weight vehicles becomes involved in a road crash, the aftermath can be devastating, resulting in multiple major injuries or even fatal injuries for the bus occupants. If you were hurt in a bus crash and want to talk over your legal options with a bus accident injury attorney, the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can help you with your case.
Bus crash stats
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration publishes an annual report of data related to bus accidents and heavy truck accidents. According to their 2016 report, nearly 120,000 people are estimated to have sustained an injury in an accident involving a bus or large truck that year, which is a marked increase from the 97,000 estimated injuries in 2015. As many as 4,440 buses and large trucks were involved in fatality accidents in 2016. School buses and transit buses accounted for the majority of buses involved in fatal accidents between 2006 and 2016, with long-distance intercity buses accounting for only 13 percent of fatal crashes during that same time period.
What should I do after the accident?
Confusion and pain run rampant after a bus crash, and it can be difficult to know which way to turn for help after the accident. Here is what you need to do after being hurt in a bus accident:
- Get immediate medical attention. Your first priority after an accident needs to be stabilizing your medical condition.
- Document your injuries and everything related to them. Take photos of injuries where possible and be sure to retain copies of medical bills related to the treatment of your accident-caused injuries. If you are able you, get contact information from witnesses to the accident.
- Get help from a lawyer. Consult with a bus accident injury attorney in Drexel Hill at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to get informed about your legal rights as an accident victim. An accomplished, skilled legal professional can review your documentation, interview crash witnesses, and help you sculpt a legal case for the civil courts so you can get financial compensation after being hurt in an accident.
Drexel Hill bus accident lawyers
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. specialize in bus accident injury claims, and we can help you if you were injured in a crash. Our primary goal is to fight to get you the financial compensation you are entitled to as an injury victim, and we will work hard to recover monetary damages for you via a cash settlement or a courtroom win—whatever it takes to get justice for you. We offer no-cost consultations, so contact us today for your free case evaluation.