Bus Accident Injury Attorney
Fighting for Our Clients Right to Compensation for their Injuries.
Taking the bus is an efficient, low cost means of travel upon which many people rely. These large vehicles can transport upwards of 50 or more passengers at a time. Unfortunately, the sheer size and weight of these vehicles can have devastating consequences in the event of an accident. Buses not only owe a duty of care to all of their passengers, but they owe a duty of care to other vehicles on the road. When they fail to uphold this duty, disaster can strike. If you have been injured by a bus or injured as a bus passenger, you may have the right to seek legal compensation for your injuries. Fazli & Associates will aggressively work to enforce your legal rights.
Common Bus Accident Injuries
The fact that buses are so much larger and weigh so much more than other vehicles on the road means that they move with more momentum and force. An accident where a bus strikes another vehicle on the road can all too easily lead to substantial property damage and serious injury. Additionally, the occupants of the bus itself are at risk of serious injury. Many buses are not equipped with the safety features of cars. Oftentimes, there are no seatbelts or other restraints. When a bus crashes, the passengers can be thrown around with a great deal of force and nothing to hold them back.
Bus passengers and occupants of other vehicles on the road who have been involved in a bus accident are often left with injuries that include:
Traumatic brain injury
Sprains and strains
All of these injuries require medical treatment to aid in proper recovery. Many of these injuries mean that the victim will require ongoing medical intervention indefinitely. A bus accident injury victim may need continued physical therapy, in home health assistance, and substantial medical equipment. Additionally, these are the kinds of injuries that can completely alter a person’s life. It can prevent a person from returning to a previous place of employment and result in a substantial loss of income as well as significant medical expenses. That is why it is so important to contact Fazli & Associates as soon as possible. If you have been injured in a bus accident, a personal injury claim can help provide much needed financial compensation for the losses you have endured and may continue to endure long after the accident.
Who Will Pay for My Bus Accident Injuries?
Bus accidents can be much more complicated than other types of auto accidents. While the person or entity responsible for causing the accident will be on the hook for paying damages, who ends up compensating a bus accident injury victim will largely depend on whether the bus was owned and operated by a private company or a public entity. If the bus was owned by a private company, the bus driver and the company will usually be named in any legal action seeking compensation for injuries sustained. These private bus companies are responsible for the damage caused by their employees. That is why the company would be named along with the driver. In the end, however, it is usually the company’s insurance company that will pay out on the injury claim.
If the crash was caused by a publicly owned and operated bus, such as one belonging to a city or town, things can get even more complicated. In the past, the government enjoyed sovereign immunity, meaning it could not be sued for personal injuries. Now, most governing bodies waive sovereign immunity and allow citizens to pursue recovery for their injuries, but the claim must first go through the governing body’s own claims system. These systems will vary between different areas.
Time is of the essence on personal injury claims. Every state has a statute of limitations placed on personal injury actions which means there is a time limit on when you are able to bring your claim. If you wait too long and the time allowed by the statute of limitations expires, you may have lost your ability to seek compensation for your injuries. Do not hesitate to contact Fazli & Associates to begin the pursuit of full and fair recovery for your bus accident injuries. If you were injured by a public bus, the time frame for when you need to bring your claim can be much shorter. This makes it especially important to take action immediately.
Bus Accident Injury Attorneys You Can Trust to Fight for You.
Bus accidents result in devastating and permanent injuries. If you were injured in a bus accident, you need legal counsel with the knowledge and experience to most effectively pursue your right to full and fair recovery. Fazli & Associates handles bus accident injury cases with the level of skill and determination required to maximize your monetary recovery. You can count on us to fight for you every step of the way. Contact us today.