Bus accidents can result in serious injuries and even death. Due to the size of most buses, thousands of people are injured and killed in tragic bus accidents every year. When we take public transportation, we are putting our lives into the hands of the person operating the bus or train. We expect that we are going to be driven safely and the bus driver or the bus company will not commit any negligent actions. Unfortunately this is not always the case.
An experienced personal injury lawyer can review your case and inform you of your best course of action. Serious and catastrophic bus injuries can be extremely distressing and financially draining for a family. If your injuries are the result of another’s negligent action or lack of action, you should speak with an attorney immediately so that a personal injury claim can be filed.
Common injuries associated with bus accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injury
- Internal organ injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Broken bones
You need to be aware that it is particularly necessary to act quickly when you have been injured by a government owned or operated bus, as you must file a “claim for damages” with the appropriate governmental agency within six months of the accident or your claim may be lost forever.
Harshbarger Law recognizes the complexities involved when handling bus accident cases. It is important to have an attorney who understands that each case is different and special attention must be paid to the client to ensure that he or she is properly represented and fully compensated.