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Bus Accidents Can Cause Injuries to Passengers and Motorists

By Steve Charpentier on December 15, 2015

A person in a wheelchairThe legal team at Charpentier Law Firm, P.A. are committed to accident victims and their loved ones. Serving the greater Melbourne area, we fight diligently for legal rights of victims because they need a strong voice on their side; they deserve to have their voices heard.

Legal representation is especially important in mass transit injury lawsuits involving bus accidents. Many parties may be affected by these types of vehicle collisions.

Bus Accidents Can Harm Drivers and Passengers

When a bus accident occurs, it can lead to severe injuries to the passengers of the bus as well as any other motorists that may be in the vicinity of the bus. These kinds of accidents are very serious and should be treated as such.

A number of severe injuries may occur during bus accidents. Let's cover a few of these right now.

Injuries to Bus Passengers

While buses are convenient, passengers on buses will face a number of risks if they are involved in an accident. For one, the seats lack seat belts or safety restraints, which means that it's possible to be thrown from one's seat or knocked to the ground. In violent collisions such as bus rollovers, this can lead to even more severe injuries. Broken glass from windows can similarly lead to potential harm, such as cuts and eye injury. If the bus is crowded, this can lead to even more serious injuries as passengers and thrown into one another.

Injuries to Motorists Struck by a Bus

Since buses are much larger than passenger vehicles, they can seriously harm the drivers and passengers in these smaller automobiles. The tremendous force of the collision can result in major head trauma, broken bones, and far more serious kinds of injuries. Multi-car collisions involving buses and other kinds of vehicles can lead to many serious injuries and major harm.

Injuries to Pedestrians and Bicyclists

Pedestrians and bicyclists are perhaps the most vulnerable people on the road. If they are struck by a bus, the results can be tragic. The danger is very high for bicyclists. If they are hit by a bus on the road, the chances of being run over are very high. It's for that reason that bicyclists should be extra-wary when on the road with a bus nearby; stay visible to the bus driver whenever possible, or simply give the bus room to avoid potential injury.

How an Auto Accident Attorney Can Help

If you are involved in a serious motor vehicle collision, an attorney will work with you to help you receive just compensation for the injuries you have sustained. The attorney will make sure that any negligent parties are held accountable for their actions, and that your medical bills and other losses are covered. In the case of a fatal accident, an attorney will fight diligently to ensure that funerary costs are covered and that your pain and suffering are covered in damages sought.

Ultimately, auto accident attorneys will help you in your time of legal need and make sure that justice is served.

Speak with an Auto Accident Attorney About Your Case

If you or someone that you care about has been involved in a bus accident, it's of the utmost importance that you contact our team of personal injury lawyers today. The attorneys of Charpentier Law Firm, P.A. will fight diligently on your behalf and help ensure that justice is served.

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