Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts bus accident lawyer has handled numerous wrongful death matters and injury claims caused accidents involving private and commercial bus transit.
Buses serve an important purpose in the infrastructure of many large cities and throughout the country. They are responsible for many people getting to work, to school, and to events throughout major cities. However, buses are motor vehicles and do have the potential to be involved in accidents and often lead to more severe injuries than other motor vehicle accidents. Buses do not have as many safety devices as cars and trucks have and therefore have the potential to cause extreme damage in accidents and even fatalities. If you have been injured in a bus accident, do not hesitate to contact an experienced personal injury attorney.
Bus Accident Statistics
Over the past decade, the number of bus accidents has decreased despite an increase in the total number of buses nationwide. This is largely due to increased safety measures and more severe penalties to bus drivers who engage in unsafe practices on their routes. However, buses still do not contain as many safety features as modern cars and trucks contain and therefore can lead to terrible injuries such as:
- Broken bones
- Brain injuries
- Spine injuries
- Internal injuries
Unfortunately, children are often the victims of bus accidents because they are more likely to ride in a school bus multiple times a day as compared to adults. While some adults take the bus every day to work, children are more susceptible to injuries due to their age and lack of awareness of their surroundings. An adult may perceive an accident before it occurs or take the necessary precautions, while children are more prone to walk around the bus or hang off the edges of their seats.
Despite the decreasing number of annual bus accidents, bus accidents continue to lead to around 25,000 injuries each year. If you have been injured in a bus accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries from the bus company, including your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorneys
If you or a loved one have been injured in a bus accident, do not hesitate to contact Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts bus accident lawyer. Our attorney has years of experience in handling all types of motor vehicle accidents and take special care in handling bus accidents, as they often involve severe injuries which occur as the result of lack of seatbelts and airbags. Contact our West Hartford, Glastonbury, or Enfield office today for your initial free consultation.