Are you a regular bus rider?
Whether you are or not, we know that you are around buses every day. While you may not realize it, there are thousands of buses at work in and around Mercerville, all performing valuable functions. But what happens if you or a loved one are injured in a bus crash?
When you need a bus accident attorney, the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. are ready to help. We will investigate what happened and work to secure compensation for all of your crash-related expenses.
What We Know About These Accidents
Bus crashes can be major events. In fact, they could end up as mass casualty incidents. When a bus crash happens, regardless of who is at fault, the following people can sustain serious injuries:
- The passengers on the bus and the bus driver
- Passengers and drivers in other vehicles involved
- Pedestrians, bicyclists, and others involved
Buses weigh much more than regular vehicles which can lead to serious injuries for those struck by a bus. For bus passengers, most of whom are usually unrestrained, they can be thrown around inside of a bus after an impact. It is not uncommon for us to deal with the following injuries in the aftermath of a bus crash:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries
- Whiplash injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (including concussions)
Each of these injuries requires victims to receive medical treatment. For serious injuries, a victim may need extensive surgery and rehabilitation in order to make a full recovery. In the worst-case scenario, a bus crash victim could be disabled or killed.
The problem in the aftermath of a crash is determining who is going to be responsible for covering the expenses. Which insurance company will be on the line and will they offer victims a fair settlement?
What happens if a bus driver or bus company is at fault?
There have been cases of bus drivers operating while impaired or distracted behind the wheel. It is vital that bus drivers follow all traffic laws and be properly licensed. Bus companies should regularly inspect and maintain their vehicles in order to prevent vehicle failure.
If a bus driver or company is responsible for a crash, they need to be held accountable for any injuries they cause.
We Are Ready To Help
If you or someone you love has been injured in a bus crash caused by a negligent bus driver or bus company, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our team is ready to help you get through this. We know that you need compensation for the following:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible
- The bus driver
- The bus company or agency