A bus accident or school bus accident frequently results in serious injury or death. Over twenty three million children in elementary school or secondary school ride a bus to and from school every day in the U.S. While it does not make sense to most Americans, many of these buses do not have seat belts or restraint systems in place. Around twelve thousand children are injured every year in a school bus accident, not to mention those injured on public transportation buses and vans. A bus accident may be the result of dangerous roadways, driver negligence, manufacturing defects, defective products and parts, improper bus maintenance, improper road maintenance, weather conditions and more. If you or a loved one was injured as a pedestrian, passenger or driver in a bus accident on a private or public bus, seek the advice of experienced Boston vehicle accident lawyers. A legal claim for damages against a governmental or public entity can be complex and in most cases strict limitations on time to file the claim are in place.
Buses provide a much needed service in the United States due to the fact they are an economical form of transportation. But never lose site of the fact that the bus company or government entity in charge of a public bus system owes its passengers the utmost duty of care. In the eyes of the law, there is a difference between duty of utmost care and negligence. Boston vehicle accident lawyers can explain these laws to you and how they apply to your case. They will investigate your claim and take all necessary steps to protect your rights.
It is important to seek medical attention if you have been involved in a bus accident. Many injuries related to motor vehicle accidents develop and worsen over time, such as in the case of whiplash. While some of your symptoms may seem minor at the time, such as a headache, dizziness, light headedness, etc. they may be indicative of more serious injury. Sadly many victims of a bus accident do not seek medical attention right away only to realize they are seriously injured once the shock wears off. They unknowingly weaken their personal injury claim by not having
their injuries immediately checked by a medical provider. Once you have been seen by a physician, it is important to contact a Boston vehicle accident lawyer. They will explain your legal options and assess who all may be liable for the accident. In many cases more than one party is named in this type of lawsuit. It is possible you may receive compensation for medical expenses, injuries sustained, and rehabilitation costs, lost wages and pain and suffering. Contact a Boston bus accident lawyer today.