With the ever-increasing congestion on California’s highways and the rising cost of gas, more commuters are taking the bus. Because of the increased usage of public transportation, the number of bus-related accidents is also increasing. Buses are still statistically one of the safest forms of transportation. But when a bus crash does occur, the size and speed of buses, coupled with the large number of occupants, often causes serious injuries or even death for those involved.
Bus accidents usually involve some form of driver negligence, lack of training, inadequate safety measures, poor weather conditions, dangerous roads, improper maintenance or malfunctioning equipment. In addition, many buses do not have seat belts to protect occupants from being propelled forward or ejected if there is a crash. An experienced bus injury attorney will investigate and identify the parties responsible for the accident, and take aggressive action to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
If you are in a bus accident, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. It is important to keep all documentation of injuries (minor and severe) and doctor visits. Gather as much information about the accident as possible. This includes names and contact information for all witnesses. Speaking to insurance representatives could make it more difficult to settle your case. We recommend contacting a personal injury attorney with bus accident experience who can protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. Harris Personal Injury Lawyers offers free case consultations.
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