Do to a population explosion in American cities and an exponential increase in road and highway traffic, commuters and travelers are using public transportation at the highest rate ever. As a direct consequence of this rise in use, the number of injuries and death resulting from bus accidents is at an all time high.
A major safety issue concerns children. There are approximately 450,000 school buses transporting 23.5 million elementary and secondary school children to and from school each day in America, often without restraint systems or seatbelts. An astonishingly high number of dangerous incidents occur, as 12,000 of those children are injured each year in school bus accidents. Although many of these injuries are minor, some are catastrophic and as many as 11 children a year die as a result of a school bus accident.
Public and private buses also have accidents that result in passenger injuries. If you were injured as a passenger on a bus, you may have extra incentive to seek reparations for your injuries. Because buses are “common carriers,” their legal responsibility for their passengers is higher than the negligence duty owed by the bus company to drivers of other vehicles and pedestrians.
Whether you or someone you know has been injured in a school bus, passenger bus, passenger van, or shuttle bus accident, help could be a click away. Accident injuries are traumatic enough without having to drown in unceasing medical bills and logistical suffering. You deserve to be compensated for your experience as quickly and comprehensively as possible. Don’t waste any time, for varying statute of limitation laws (legal time constraints) can impede or terminate your case if too much time passes after the accident. Find an accident lawyer in your area by filling out the free case review form today.