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While bus accidents are not common occurrences, they are devastating when they do happen. Every year, hundreds of passengers, pedestrians, and other motorists suffer injury or death when buses lose control and crash. Sometimes, this is caused by the careless and negligent behavior of the driver. Other times, another driver’s actions may have contributed to the accident. Other liable parties may include the bus company (on the grounds of negligent hiring or poor vehicle maintenance) or the manufacturer of defective bus systems or parts.
In any case, bus accidents are preventable, and those who cause them should be held accountable for the damage they have caused. Because bus companies and drivers have an extraordinary duty to ensure that they provide safe and reliable public transportation, they can be held liable for personal injury orwrongful death.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a bus accident, you have the right to pursue justice in the form of fair compensation. Schneider Hammers offers complimentary initial case evaluations, so call us today to learn how our Atlanta personal injury lawyers can help you.
Injuries Commonly Suffered in Bus Accidents
Bus accidents can leave passengers, pedestrians, or other drivers with a host of injuries. Passengers are especially susceptible to harm because of the lack of seatbelts in most buses.
Bus accidents commonly cause some of the following injuries requiring immediate medical treatment:
- Bone fractures
- Broken nose
- Dental injuries
- Cuts and bruises
- Brain and spine injuries
- Whiplash and other neck injuries
- Lower back injuries
In the most serious accidents, a passenger may be thrown from the vehicle due to the lack of seatbelts. Ejections are nearly always fatal.
Are You Eligible for Compensation? Call Today to Find Out
The Georgia statute of limitations allows only two years for the filing of personal injury claims, so there is no time to waste in obtaining the help you need. Injury victims are encouraged to contact an experienced Atlanta bus accident attorney as soon as possible to review options for legal action. For your convenience, services are offered in English and Spanish.