Bus accidents occur all too frequently on America’s streets and highways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately three hundred fatal bus crashes occur annually. In bus accidents with no fatalities, the damage to property and the cost of severe injury and disability is high. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a bus accident, a caring, compassionate, and aggressive motor vehicle accident attorney can help you and your family through this difficult time so you can focus on healing. Leave the legal part of your trauma to us.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a bus accident, please contact The Cochran Firm immediately to get experienced legal assistance with your case.
Bus accidents can be complex to litigate. Multiples responsible parties may be at fault, including:
- The bus driver
- The bus management company
- Bus equipment manufacturers
- Other negligent drivers
- Government entities, if a public bus
Why Bus Accidents Happen
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving recklessly
- Poor weather conditions/visibility
- Defective bus equipment
- Improper bus maintenance
- Dangerous roadways
When an auto accident involving a car and a bus occurs, the results are pain and suffering, large medical bills, untold property damage and loss of income. When buses and commercial truck accidents take place, the weights of both vehicles and the speeds at which they travel almost always cause additional catastrophic damage to both vehicles and people.
What to Do If You Are In a Bus Accident
A bus accident is an unexpected, traumatic event. Even if you are not physically injured, help dealing with anxiety may be needed. You or your loved one may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages resulting from a bus accident. When death occurs, the responsible driver may also face criminal charges for wrongful death.
The experienced attorneys at The Cochran Firm offer knowledgeable legal counsel and representation. They will fight for your rights and help you get all the compensation you deserve under the law.