Bus accidents create extreme challenges to rescue and medical personnel. They often occur in remote locations, which may make it difficult to access the injured. There are normally many people injured, and providing emergency treatment to so many at one time requires numerous available resources. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in a bus accident, I encourage you to contact me, personal injury lawyer Marc Sedwick, as soon as you can.
Events Responsible For Bus Accidents
Many events and combinations of events can cause bus accidents. Driver error is one of the more common causes. Drug or alcohol abuse on the part of the driver is sometimes a factor. Inadequate training, particularly in handling emergency situations, can be a factor in bus accidents. Sometimes faulty or defective equipment, such as steering mechanisms, brakes and tires, can cause bus accidents. Improper or inadequate maintenance of the vehicle can be a contributing factor in a bus accident.
No matter what the cause or causes of your bus accident, it may be possible for you to obtain full financial recovery for the injuries and pain and suffering that you have had to sustain. Personal injury claims can be filed against those who, through their neglect or reckless behavior, have caused accidents that have injured others to occur. These individuals are almost always insured, but insurance companies do not always offer a fair settlement. You should never accept a settlement offer from anyone without first having an experienced personal injury attorney review it and the circumstances of your bus accident.