A bus accident can be terrifying and tragic. Considering that a bus is a vehicle with a minimum of ten seats, a bus accident can involve the lives of many innocent people. Whether due to weather conditions or failing to follow proper protocols, lives may be unnecessarily endangered and hurt.
In large cities, public transportation is necessary. As traffic congestion rises, more people are taking advantage of mass transportation such as buses, Sky Trains and LRTs. Buses are a convenient and cost effective form of transportation for thousands of people each day. Although bus operators are required to go through extensive training and licensing to operate a bus, accidents can still occur. In fact, every year bus accidents result in needless suffering, serious injury, or even death.
FACT: Approximately 1% of road collisions involve buses.
School buses continue to be one of the safest methods of travel for children and youth. Only 0.3% of all collisions that result in personal injury or death involve school buses. Between 1995 and 2004, there were 142 deaths from school bus collisions. Of these, 5 were school bus passengers, 3 were drivers, 90 were occupants of other vehicles and 38 were pedestrians. Although these statistics seem promising, accidents still occur, and can be especially heart breaking and difficult when they involve children.
Our legal team has handled numerous bus accident claims in the past, and our experienced lawyers are here to help you during this difficult time.
If you or your family has been injured, or if you have lost a loved one after a bus accident, learn more about your legal rights and find out if you are entitled to compensation. You may have a claim against the driver, the bus company, auto parts manufacturers, or maintenance personnel. Our experienced legal team will handle all insurance claims, investigate the accident, and demand the maximum compensation to assist you with:
- Hospital bills
- Property damage
- Lost income
- Ongoing treatment
- Pain and suffering
Our competent team of personal injury lawyers at Martin G. Schulz & Associates will represent passengers of public or private buses who were injured in a bus accident as well as representing drivers or passengers of automobiles who were injured after being struck by a bus.
If you have been involved in a bus accident, contact one of our experienced personal injury lawyers at Martin G. Schulz & Associates today.