When it comes to motor vehicle accidents, statistics suggest that it is safer to travel by bus than it is by passenger vehicle because there are less injuries and fatalities in bus accidents than in regular passenger vehicle accidents. This is probably a comforting thought when you put your child on a Santa Barbara Unified School Bus, or when you are catching the Airbus to LAX, but when you or a loved one is involved in a bus accident, bus safety statistics do not seem to matter anymore. Bus accident injuries can be serious and sometimes fatal.
Santa Barbara bus accident attorneys at The Compass Law Group, PC know that bus accident injuries can be devastating and life changing for injured parties and their family members. Medical bills can quickly skyrocket due to the severity of injuries that often result from bus accidents and injury recovery along with medical and rehabilitation appointments can quickly become overwhelming. When you have to start dealing with insurance matters including your own medical insurance company, possibly your own automobile insurance company, the bus’s insurance company, and anyone else involved in the accident, it can quickly leave you feeling like you have nowhere to turn.
It is very important to hire an attorney who specializes in bus accidents to represent you when the accident you were involved in was caused by someone else’s negligence. Bus accident attorneys will review and investigate important facts in bus accidents and will interview witnesses. They will also be able to help value your claim and participate in settlement negotiations with insurance companies on your behalf. When your financial recovery and future security depends on someone else’s insurance company, you should have an experienced attorney advocating in your best interests.
It is not only bus passengers that are injured in bus accidents and often people outside of the bus sustain even more serious injuries in bus accidents. Due to the weight and size of buses, their force in a collision can be tremendous leaving pedestrians, bicyclists, and passengers in other vehicles with devastating injuries such as lost limbs, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries.
One of the most common places for people to sustain bus accident injuries is at the bus stop waiting for the bus to arrive or when passengers exit the bus. Passengers can be run over by bus drivers that do not see them or they can get caught in the door causing injuries, especially if the bus pulls away before noticing that a passenger outside of the bus is caught in the door. Other injuries may occur on board due to slips, trips, and falls.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, contact a Santa Barbara bus accident attorney at The Compass Law Group, PC. You and your family deserve to be compensated for all resulting injuries and damages. Financial recoveries may include medical bills, lost wages, disability, pain and suffering, property damage and when injuries are fatal, depending on the facts of the case, a wrongful death claim or survival action may be appropriate to compensate close family members and the deceased’s estate.
Hiring the right personal injury attorney can often make the difference between getting the maximum settlement to account for your medical care, damages and lost wages or getting short changed or even having your case dismissed completely.
Have you been injured an accident due to the negligence of others? Contact the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Compass Law Group, PC because finding direction after an accident means having a great Compass on hand.