Every year, there are typically less bus accidents than automobile accidents. However, the reasons why bus accidents occur are usually the same as vehicular accidents. Some of the most common causes are driver distraction, alcohol, inexperience, and speed. In many cases, a bus driver might be texting and temporarily remove their eyes from the road, causing an accident. You may find driver distraction caused by negligence, the urban location with heavily populated areas, road or construction problems, vehicle handling problems, and many more causes at the forefront of your accident. The next very important question is this: What should you do after your accident? Where do you turn?
The Issues Presented in Bus Accident Cases
Though automobile accidents can be very serious, bus accidents are more likely to become extremely complex, which is why you will probably not be able to handle your case on your own. There may be more liable parties to identify, more serious injuries, and complications caused by the nature of the accident because they are lacking safety equipment like airbags and seatbelts. If you have been injured in a bus accident, you should always seek medical attention. In many cases, the responsible bus company will cover the expense of your medical visit to make sure that you have received necessary tests.
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It is important to document the accident scene as best as you can because it is the best way for you to be able to recover more in terms of your sustained injuries. Having documentation is the best way to make your case with the help of your attorney. Attorneys also have a better understanding of the insurance that a bus company caries and how it will cover you in your time of need. This is why it is important to give us a call today at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi for more information on how we can be of assistance in your time of need.