When you need to get around town or are about to take a trip, how often do you consider taking a bus? Whether you are a regular bus rider or not, there may come a time when you need a bus accident attorney if the negligence of a bus driver or bus company has caused you harm.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are here for you. Our team is ready to investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve.
What We Know
We need to point out that most buses and bus drivers are safe and that most bus rides are completed without any incident at all. However, when a bus does get into a crash, it can be devastating for many groups. This include:
- The bus passengers and driver
- Drivers and passengers in other vehicles
- Third parties such a bicyclists and pedestrians
Buses are very large vehicles that weigh much more than a traditional passenger car. When they are involved in a crash, the likelihood of serious injuries occurring is much higher. We commonly see the following injuries in the aftermath of a bus crash:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Each of these injuries needs emergency medical care. For the more severe injuries, a victim will likely need surgery and extensive rehabilitation in order to make a full recovery. In the meantime, medical bills will begin to pile in.
What happens if insurance companies refuse a claim or do not cover the full amount?
What if a victim cannot work while they are recovering and loses income?
How They Happen
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, both inter-city buses and school buses are regularly involved in crashes. From 2016 to 2017, the number of fatal bus crashes in the US totaled 232 and thousands of passengers were injured.
It is vital that bus drivers operate responsibly and are properly trained. They should never be impaired or distracted. Bus companies and agencies should always inspect and maintain each vehicle in order to prevent vehicle failure.
Moving Forward From Here
As a society, we rely on buses more than you may realize. Think about how many of them you see on a regular basis. They get so many people from place to place and help ease traffic congestion. However, if you or a loved one are injured in a bus crash, you need to seek legal assistance. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are standing by to help. Our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to secure the compensation you deserve, including:
- Coverage of your medical bills
- Compensation for lost income if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against the bus driver/company/agency