Bus travel is popular, whether as part of a day-to-day commute using public transit or as an alternative to trains or planes for long-distance, intercity journeys. Often touted as a safe means of getting from one place to another, bus travel is also very economical and a “green” way to get around. However, although bus accidents may not happen with the same frequency as road crashes involving cars, light trucks and SUVs, when they do occur, the outcome can be horrific, leading to multiple people experiencing severe, and sometimes fatal, injuries. If you were hurt in a bus accident and want to learn more about your legal options from a bus crash lawyer, contact the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to discuss building a legal case in the civil courts.
Bus crash facts and figures
According to a preliminary report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2017 there were 44 bus occupants killed in bus crashes, and a total of 229 deadly bus accidents that same year. An estimated 35,000 people were hurt in bus accidents in 2016 (the last year for which data was available) in an estimated 15,000 injury accidents involving buses.
In the aftermath of the accident
The aftermath of a bus crash can be a confusing and frightening time, but there are a few crucial steps that must be taken as soon as possible after being involved in an accident:
- Get medical help immediately. Even if you think your injuries are minor, get an evaluation from a medical professional.
- Document your injuries. Take photos of injuries (if applicable) and keep copies of medical bills and hospital discharge reports. Try to obtain witness contact information if possible.
- Contact an attorney. Discuss your legal rights as an accident victim with a qualified legal professional who specializes in bus accident injury litigation.
Victims can seek justice in court
Bus accident victims do not have to suffer in silence or bear the brunt of the financial burden of injury treatment alone. You have the right to obtain legal counsel and seek the recovery of damages in the form of a cash award in civil court. An attorney can work together with you to sculpt a legal case, and can advocate on your behalf in the courtroom.
King of Prussia bus accident attorneys
If you were hurt in an accident and need a bus crash lawyer in King of Prussia, our attorneys are available to assist you. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. we are dedicated to helping victims recover damages after being injured in bus accidents. Our goal is to hold the liable party or parties accountable and seek financial compensation for victims. Compensation is determined by the courts and is based on factors such as pain and suffering, wages lost due to being too injured to return to work, medical care costs and rehab bills, and extent of injury and injury severity. The courts can then compel the liable party to pay this compensation to crash victims. Contact us today to set up a free consultation.