Mobile AL Bus Accident Lawyer
Public transportation is useful to many people, and buses are used daily to take passengers where they need to go. Many people choose to ride buses because it is affordable and convenient. Most people think that passengers in buses don’t have vehicles, but this isn’t always the case. Buses are affordable means of travel, and they’re generally a safe way to commute. What happens when you are in a bus accident? At Stevenson Klotz, we understand that bus accidents can be complex cases. There are many different parties involved in the operation of a bus, and it can be confusing. Who is at fault for your accident? Is it the bus driver, another driver, the bus company, a mechanic? The list goes on and on. You need an experienced Mobile, AL bus accident lawyer to get you the answers that you deserve.
Types of Bus Accidents
There are many different buses that travel the road. You might be used to seeing school buses and public transportation buses, but there are much more. Every year there are bus accidents, and people on those buses suffer from injuries. Most buses don’t have any safety gear on the interior, so many passengers face injuries in these accidents. Most of the buses that are involved in accidents with other vehicles include:
- Public Transportation Buses
- School Buses
- Casino Buses
- Shuttle Buses
- Commuter Buses
Injuries can happen to multiple people in bus accidents including the passengers on the bus or passengers in vehicles. There are even instances where pedestrians are hit by buses while they are sitting at the bus stop. With the many different types of bus accidents, there can be different causes with each one. It’s our job to investigate your accident, find the cause, and then find the party at fault. Contact us today if you have been injured in a bus accident.
What causes a bus accident?
Most bus accidents result from the negligence of the bus driver. There are many circumstances where a bus driver is poorly trained before they’re behind the wheel. Some of the cases we’ve handled as a result of driver’s negligence are:
- Distracted driving
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Not paying attention to signage
- The intoxication of the driver
What injuries occur in bus accidents?
There are many injuries that we have represented with past clients. Some of the most common injuries we see are:
- Broken bones
- Loss of limb
- Head trauma
- Spinal cord trauma
- Brain injuries
- Wrongful death
As you can see, injuries can range from mild to severe. Some of these injuries will require medical care for the rest of your life. You’re entitled to a settlement that will cover your injuries and damages, along with future medical bills. Contact us today so we can start building your case.
Who is responsible for my accident?
Just like we mentioned earlier, the bus driver is at fault for many of the cases we’ve handled. However, if the bus driver was inexperienced, then the company could also be at fault. There have been instances where bus companies have poor hiring policies, and they hire drivers that aren’t properly trained. Companies can also overschedule and overwork bus drivers. So, the driver is drowsy on the road. which can also be the fault of the company.
Mechanics and parts manufacturers can also be at fault in your bus accident. If you can prove that the bus accident occurred because of a part malfunctioning, then the part’s manufacturer can be at fault. As you can see, bus accidents involve a lot of different parties. You need an experienced attorney in your corner to help you through the process. We are experienced in handling bus accidents, and we will fight for you and your claim.
Why should you hire legal counsel?
Some victims feel like they can handle their bus accident claim on their own. In fact, many car accident victims feel the same way. However, insurance companies do not want to give you the settlement that you deserve. They see you as a number and they will offer you a low settlement in the hopes that you will take it. You shouldn’t have to worry about whether you’re going to receive a proper settlement. Contact us today to make an appointment for your case. We can’t wait to get you the compensation that you deserve.