Compensation for Bus Accident Injuries
Bus accidents can cause devastating effects for passengers of the bus, drivers of passengers of other vehicles involved in the collision and pedestrians. Due to the dimensions and weight of a bus, as well as the lack of seatbelts for passengers, the injuries caused are often incredibly severe. If you or a loved one has been injured in such an incident, speak to an attorney right away. You have the right to pursue compensation and damages for your medical costs, lost income, reduced ability to earn an income, impairment, disfigurement, pain and suffering and more.
Buses may be owned and operated by a private company or a government agency and this will affect how your claim is approached. Your legal counsel can investigate the specifics of your case to build and substantiate your claim. It may be found that the accident was due to driver negligence, negligent hiring, inadequate training, improper maintenance, defective products or inadequate safety signals. If hazardous roadways contributed, you may pursue compensation from the government agency responsible. There are strict time limitations involved so do not wait to contact a bus accident lawyer.