Buses are large vehicles that offer the convenience of economically moving large number of people and are used regularly in mass transit, long haul trips and schools. Fortunately, bus accidents are infrequent however when they do occur they tend to cause substantial harm to its victims, especially with school buses and school children.
School buses are one of the most common bus uses and according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration there are approximately 450,000 school buses in action every school day providing transportation to over 25 million students. This volume creates plenty of opportunity for an accident to happen.
Typical accident causes can be due to driver negligence, poor weather conditions, maintenance or equipment issues and can be devastating, especially when children are affected. Injuries can include broken bones, skull and spinal cord damage, lacerations, amputations and in some cases fatality. If you find yourself in a bus accident first get to safety with your loved ones if you can and call 911 or ask someone to do this. Getting medical support to the site is likely to be essential as while infrequent, bus accidents do tend to be severe and are not to be underestimated, especially if a school bus with children involved in the accident.
If you or a loved one have been the victims of a bus accident you need professional representation to help you navigate the technical complexities to maximize your compensation. Buses are commercial vehicles and are owned by businesses or owned by government agencies and are typically highly insured. This is good in the sense that it helps to ensure that the means are available to make sure get you paid is there but with businesses and insurance companies involved in the case, it makes the case harder as these business and insurance companies have their own lawyers who will fight to protect their interests which are not the same as yours.
Once you’ve retained us, we will go to work for you and create a case with claims to make you whole and address areas of compensation that you have rights to receive. This include but are not limited to:
- Medical expenses related to the accident which can require long term care.
- Loss of income which could be substantial if you are subjected to lengthy recovery or forced to provide care to a loved one that prohibits you from returning to work.
- Emotional stress and support. Especially when children are involved the emotion impact can run deep and have lasting difficulty. Anxiety, depression and other symptoms are common for children affected by accidents.
- Replacement or repair of your property damaged or lost as a result of the accident.
- Pain and suffering.
It is critical that you act fast. Please call us at (800)-XXX-YYYY and we’ll get on the case, protect your interests and ensure that your case get proper attention. We will take the pressure off you and fight to ensure that you are successful with your claim.