Public transportation is usually a safe and affordable way to travel, but it’s not without its risks.
Just like any other motor vehicles, buses are driven and built by human beings, and people make mistakes. Sometimes, these mistakes are more serious than others.
Whether you were a passenger onboard a bus, or you were in a vehicle struck by a bus, you need the services of a qualified attorney. The Bernard Law Group has the skills necessary to aid you in your quest for compensation. We understand the complex nature of the applicable laws, and we can put that expertise to work for you.
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Bus accidents can be caused by a number of factors, and in each instance, you could be entitled to compensations for your sustained injuries. Here are just some of the reasons that a bus crash might happen. As you’ll soon see, determining liability can be a tricky process, which is why accident victims seeking compensation would do well to hire a skilled attorney to represent their interests:
- Driver negligence- This can take many forms. In today’s day and age, the most common distraction is a driver texting or talking on a cell phone. Distractions can also come in the form of eating or toggling through the radio. Other dangerous behaviors include speeding, making lane changes when not safe to do so, and other reprehensible acts such as intoxicated driving and fatigued driving.
- Maintenance Issues- Bus operating companies are required to keep their vehicles up to standards set forth by law. If a driver loses control of a bus, it might be the result of irregular maintenance or a failure to fix glaring flaws caused by wear and tear.
- Defective parts- Oftentimes, a recall will be issued without all affected parties heeding the directives of said recall. This negligent act can severely compromise a bus’s safety. Defective parts can endanger everyone both onboard and in the vicinity of a bus
- Negligence of another party- Sometimes, the liable party is someone else who failed to adhere to the rules of the road.
A Bus Accident Legal Team With the Skills Necessary to Get Things Done
As you can see, determining liability and cause is far more difficult than it might initially seem given the numerous parties that could be involved. Our lawyers know how to sift through the relevant information and determine liability, and we want to put our skills to work for you. While you focus on healing from your injuries, let us negotiate with the insurance company and the defendant’s legal team on your behalf.
We’ll keep you updated along the way and do everything we can within the means of the law to gain you recompense for medical bills, lost income, pain and emotional damage, and more.