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Our Attorneys Can Help with Bus Accident Cases

By William Chanfrau, Jr. on December 18, 2015

A man in a wheelchairThe lawyers at Chanfrau & Chanfrau have helped countless victims of serious accidents in their time of legal need. Serving the greater Daytona Beach area, our team of lawyers can help with complicated litigation involving serious and even fatal auto accidents.

Bus accidents are one type of collision that people should not take for granted. Let's consider these kinds of accidents right now.

Bus Accidents Mean Dangers to Passengers and Motorists

When a bus accident occurs, it can lead to serious injuries and even fatalities. This goes for bus passengers as well as other motorists and people who may be on the road at the time. Just given the nature of these collisions, their severity needs to be taken very seriously.

Causes of Bus Accidents

Some possible causes of bus accidents include the following:

  • Reckless driving
  • Vehicles in the blind spot
  • Bus driver error
  • Drunk drivers
  • >Speeding
  • Poor road conditions
  • Bad weather
  • Faulty brakes
  • Mechanical failure

Passengers May Experience Significant Injuries

There are rarely any safety restraints on buses, which means that passengers in a bus may be violently thrown from their seats. These passengers may collide with other passengers, or strike seats or interior structures within a bust. When this happens, major injuries may be the result.

Other Motorists Can Experience Serious Harm

In addition to major harm befalling bus passengers, serious injuries can affect others on the road as well. Drivers who collide with buses face major hazards since the size and mass of the bus mean that a tremendous amount of force is generated in a collision. This can result in severe injuries, such as head trauma, brain damage, and broken bones.

It's important that motorists stay outside of the blind spots of bus drivers, and that they give buses ample room to merge, turn, and stop.

Dangers to Bicyclists and Pedestrians

Pedestrians and bicyclists are already highly vulnerable, and in the case of bus accidents, this level of vulnerability is extremely high. If a bicyclist or pedestrian is struck by a bus, this can lead to catastrophic injury, and likely a fatal injury or series of injuries.

Pedestrians and bicyclists should remain aware of their surroundings at all times, and be extra attentive when crossing the street of when there is heavy traffic present.

Holding Negligent Parties Accountable

If a bus accident occurs that is the result of a negligent person or party, it's of the utmost importance that the negligent party be held accountable. This means seeking damages from the negligent party that will cover medical bills, lost wages, funerary costs, and other expenses.

An Auto Accident Attorney Is Essential

Laws regard auto accidents can be quite complicated, and the legal process may be protracted and involve long waits tedious actions to be taken. By working with an attorney, you'll be able to focus on recovery and wellness while the legal expert takes care of the more complicated work that goes into litigation. It's peace of mind, and also an edge in the justice system.

Contact Chanfrau & Chanfrau

To learn more about your legal rights in a bus accident case, be sure to contact our team of personal injury attorneys today. The lawyers of Chanfrau & Chanfrau look forward to your visit and helping you in your time of legal need.

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