Hundreds of Kansans use public transportation to get to and from their destinations. Buses are a common and inexpensive way for people to move around the state. Whether it's a school bus, coach bus, or a public bus in the area, dozens of people rely on buses for their everyday transportation.
Unfortunately, buses aren't exempt from accidents on the highway and side streets. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that approximately 300 fatal bus accidents occur each year. Bus accidents can also cause severe property damage and injury. If you were involved in a bus accident, you would benefit from contacting an experienced bus accident lawyer.
Joseph T. Welsh, Attorney at Law is eager to help you file your claim and receive the compensation you are entitled. Also serving the Garden City, KS area.
Bus drivers require certain licenses that allow them to operate such a large vehicle, but that doesn't mean they don't get into accidents. Bus accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, and the resulting injuries and damage can be severe. Some of the most common causes of bus accidents include:
- Driving under the influence
- Reckless driving
- Poor weather conditions
- Defective bus equipment
- Dangerous roadways
- Inadequate bus maintenance
While buses are considered relatively safe vehicles, when they are involved in an accident the damage can be severe. A variety of people can be liable for a bus accident, including the bus driver, other negligent drivers, bus equipment manufacturers, and the bus management company.
Like trucks, buses are large vehicles that often carry substantial weight. The harm they cause to passengers and property can incur bills in the thousands of dollars. If you or a loved one was involved in a bus accident, you might be entitled to compensation.
You may be able to recover funds for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- Wrongful death
Bus accidents are unexpected and traumatic. After seeking medical treatment for any injury, you may have, contact a reputable bus accident lawyer. The experienced attorneys at The Law Office of Joseph T. Welsh are eager to offer their advice and represent your claim.
Joseph T. Welsh is a zealous advocate for all of his clients and is willing to fight insurance companies and negligent drivers on your behalf. Get the compensation you deserve. Contact his office at (620) 510-5030 for a free case evaluation.