Bus accidents can injure car passengers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, pedestrians and even occupants aboard the bus. In some instances, bus drivers can be held to a higher standard of care than regular drivers under Georgia’s common-carrier statute. Because of the sheer size and weight of buses, they can cause a tremendous amount of damage. Bass Law has the experience you need to ensure your legal rights are protected and your injuries are fully and fairly compensated if you or a loved one is injured in a bus accident.
Causes of Bus Accidents
The causes of bus crashes are much the same as other types of crashes. Bus crashes typically occur when a bus driver becomes distracted, fatigued or impaired. Additionally, bus crashes can occur due to speeding or the failure to obey traffic laws and signaling devices. Other times, the cause of the crash may be due to inadequate driver training, improper bus maintenance, or negligent hiring of drivers.
Types of Bus Accidents
There are a number of different types of bus crashes. A bus can collide with another motor vehicle, a motorcycle, a bicycle or even a pedestrian. Sometimes buses collide with a fixed object like a guardrail or a building. Other times, buses are involved in single-vehicle accidents such as a rollover accident.
Injuries in Bus Accidents
Because bus riders are not protected with airbags and buses typically are not equipped with seatbelts, the injuries can be particularly catastrophic. The types of injuries in bus accidents can run the gamut from minor cuts and burns to severe head trauma and internal injuries. If you are injured, you should seek treatment right away. Any trauma to your neck or back may not manifest immediately, but these types of injuries can be serious and may worsen if not treated.
When you hire Bass Law, you can ensure your legal rights are protected while relying on an experienced and compassionate Savannah bus-accident attorney to represent you. Because we work on a contingency basis, your legal fees and litigation costs are paid out of your recovery. You only pay if we win! At Bass Law, we are motivated to recover the best result for you in the most efficient and effective way possible. Give us a call today to schedule a free consultation.