A lot of people have an assumption that public transportation is a safer means of travel, and they are correct for the most part. Bus accidents don’t happen as frequently as car accidents do, but remember the saying, “the bigger you are, the harder you fall?” – That holds true here. Bus accidents can result in worse injuries, depending on the severity of the collision.
There are more than 50,000 public transportation accidents each year in the United States, according to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT). When these types of bus accidents occur, they can be more severe than car accidents, and result in significant injuries to passengers, pedestrians, other vehicles, and bus drivers. Bus accidents happen less frequently than car accidents, but when they do occur, they are some of the worst accidents I see. Buses are much heavier than cars, so when they are involved in collisions with other vehicles, often times the severity and number of injuries are much higher. Unfortunately, this can even have an affect on nearby businesses and their customers, pedestrians walking or biking, and even cause dangerous flying debris.
It is very difficult to prove negligence in these types of accidents, as there are more variables involved. For these types of cases, it is paramount to have an experienced attorney working for you. The operator has to be proven at fault, and only somebody with a high level of expertise can win damages against the buses insurance companies. I have the knowledge and experience to take on these types of cases involving bus accidents.
Bus accidents can happen for a multitude of reasons. Driver/operator error or negligence, poorly maintained equipment, mechanical failures, insufficient driver training, long hours, and even DUI’s are some of the reasons buses have accidents. When injuries or death occur due to bus accidents, the common carrier is responsible and needs to be held liable. I have experience handling these cases, from the initial investigation, obtaining medical records, claims filing, and litigating in court, I am ready to recover damages for you.
The Sid Weinstein law firm is a small practice, and I restrict my practice to one area of law: personal injury. Because I am so closely focused on this one area of law, I am excellent at what I do. I have a client-centered philosophy, so I am able to provide personalized attention and dedication to each client’s individual needs and unique case. You will always get ME when you call, you will never deal with paralegals, case workers or assistants.