Bus accidents can result in severe injury or even death to bus occupants, drivers, and nearby pedestrians. Those hurt in these types of crashes can be left with medical expenses and long-term pain due to their injuries.
If you’ve been injured in a bus accident, contact William Mattar law offices today. We know that bus accident injuries can be devastating, and we will fight for you to obtain maximum compensation to get your life back on track. Schedule a free consultation today with one of our accident attorneys – complete our online consultation form or call our offices at (844) 444-4444.
Types of Bus Accidents
Bus-related accidents can injure bus passengers, occupants of another motorist’s vehicle, pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists. There are different types of buses that can be involved in bus accidents, including:
- School buses;
- Public transportation buses;
- Private company/tour buses.
Accidents involving a public transport bus (typically run by a municipality) can differ from those involving private bus companies, such as Greyhound. Different parties can become involved, which can complicate the case. An experienced accident attorney at William Mattar can look closely at your accident case and help determine which parties are involved.
Who is at Fault in a Bus Accident?
The parties at fault in a bus crash will depend on the circumstances of the accident. Potential at-fault parties can include the bus driver, other motorists, the bus company and/or bus driver’s employer, a municipality or government agency, pedestrian, or bicyclist.
A bus driver might be responsible for an accident if they were driving recklessly or not paying attention when the crash occurred. Buses have blind spots and can be difficult to operate. If a bus driver is inexperienced or improperly trained, they can make mistakes, leading to a devastating collision.
Likewise, if a pedestrian walked out in front of a bus without looking, that pedestrian may share some liability for the accident. In other cases, if a poorly maintained or hazardous road caused a bus to crash, the municipality responsible for maintaining the road could also be liable. To help determine who may be at fault in your case, speak to an accident attorney today who can investigate the accident.
Should I call a Lawyer After a Bus Accident?
Due to their large size, buses can cause serious damage in a collision. In particular, pedestrians and cyclists can suffer catastrophic injuries because they are more vulnerable to the trauma inflicted by an impact. If you’ve suffered an injury in a bus accident, you may be experiencing emotional and physical pain, as well as financial stress, and wondering if you should contact a lawyer.
A bus accident lawyer can help you pursue the compensation you deserve after an accident, including helping you file an accident claim with the appropriate insurance companies. Every case is different, but bus accident victims may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages or income, pain and suffering, and more.
Contact a Bus Accident Attorney Today
Don’t suffer the consequences of a bus accident injury alone. The experienced accident attorneys at William Mattar law offices are here to help. Our team will take on your case’s legal details so you can focus on recovering from your injury. At William Mattar law offices, we offer No Fee Until We WinSM. Call (844) 444-4444 today to learn more.