In busy places where traffic can become an issue, you may find that taking a bus is the best way for you to get from place to place. Buses have been the life blood of urban communities for decades. Look in and around Escondido and you are sure to see plenty of buses throughout the day. While most of them are safe and get their passengers where they need to be, sometimes an accident happens.
Do you know what to do if a bus driver’s negligence causes you harm? What if a part of the bus has a mechanical failure?
If you need a bus accident attorney in Escondido, call The Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno today. We will work to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
When it comes to buses, there are many types rolling around. The main ones are:
We have all three of those types of buses here, all doing their part to keep things running smoothly.
Bus accidents can be devastating because of the amount of passengers they carry (mostly unrestrained) and the amount of damage they can inflict on other vehicles on the roadway.
Buses are large vehicles, weighing tens of thousands of pounds.
Any bus accident has the potential to become a mass casualty event. Injuries can range from minor bumps and bruises to major internal, spinal, and head injuries. If you are in a bus accident, it is important to seek medical assistance and keep all accident related records.
If you have to have surgery or stay in the hospital, medical bills will add up quickly.
Many times, driver error is the reason for the bus accident. Though drivers should be thoroughly trained and aware of safety procedures, they still may operate their buses distracted by their cell phones. In this state, over 50 percent of people think that texting while driving is the most serious distraction for drivers.
If a bus driver is impaired by alcohol, they are putting the lives of their passengers and everyone on the roadway around them in danger.
Mechanical failure to any part of a bus can lead to the driver losing control. Bus owners are responsible for ensuring their buses are well-maintained at all times.
When you suspect that someone else’s negligence has caused you harm, you should immediately seek medical assistance. If you have injuries and must spend time in the hospital or rehabilitation, then your medical bills will pile up quickly. Your entire life can be rearranged by a bus crash. At the Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, we do not think it is fair that you have to suffer a financial burden for an accident you did not cause. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us as 619-577-4077.