Bus Accident Lawyer
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Buses and other types of public transportation are used by millions of people each day across the United States. Many people who have no transportation of their own rely on buses to get to work, go to school, run errands, go to doctor appointments, shop for their families, etc. Buses and other forms of mass transportation allow our economy to thrive, as well as reduce traffic and pollution. But, like any other large vehicles on the road, buses can be involved in serious accidents.
If you or a family member has been injured while riding a bus or been injured in an accident with a bus, you may be able to pursue compensation for your injuries. Bus companies are insured and insurance companies have lawyers highly skilled in mitigating the amount of fault their clients can be found liable for. Also, many buses are run by a public entity, such as a school district, and their liability may be legally protected to a certain degree.
Establishing liability in a bus accident can be tricky, and many times more than one party may be at fault. If another vehicle runs into a bus, the driver of that vehicle is liable. But, what if the bus causes the accident, who is liable in that case? There are several parties that can be held liable when a bus causes an accident:
For several reasons, the injuries suffered in a bus accident can be far more severe than accidents involving passenger vehicles. The reasons for this include:
Because bus passengers are rarely restrained, they have the potential for more injuries. Imagine what happens inside a bus at the moment of impact. People will be thrown out of their seats, thrown against the sides of the bus, and thrown into other passengers. This is why bus accident injuries often include: