Bus accidents occur very frequently in America. Every year, thousands of people are killed or seriously injured in bus accidents. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately three hundred fatal bus crashes occur every year across the nation. Bus accidents usually cause damage to property, severe injury, disability or even death.
Bus Accidents Causes
- Bus driver fatigue
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Distracted Driving
- Driver errors (failing to check blind spot, speeding, etc.)
- MPoor weather conditions
- Poor maintenance of bus equipment or parts
- Overloading buses
- Rowdy Passengers
When an auto accident involving a car and a bus occurs, the consequence is painful and suffering: large medical bills, severe injuries (including bone fractures, brain injuries, burns, permanent scarring or disfigurement, etc.), death, property damage and loss of income.
What To Do If You Are In A Bus Accident
Bus accidents are unexpected and traumatic. When a bus accident occurs, you should contact a personal injury attorney immediately. A compassionate and experienced attorney will help you through this difficult time and be on your side to get you the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a bus accident, you may be compensated for pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages due to the accident. When death occurs, the responsible driver may face criminal charge for wrongful death. Even if you are not physically injured, you may need help dealing with anxiety or other post-trauma mental problems. At Torero Law, we will fight for your rights and make sure you are well covered.
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