Bus Accident Injuries
Have you been injured in a bus accident?If you or a child has been hurt in a bus crash or suffered a bus-related injury or involving school buses, Greyhound-type buses or public transit buses accident you can be compensated for your injuries.
Did you know buses are not always safe for their passengers, therefore bus accidents can cause horrible injury or even death. Our injury lawyers at Jacobs and Jacobs can help.
As a high capacity transport vehicle, bus drivers are expected to hold a high level of attention to passenger safety. However, a shocking 15 out of every 19 bus accidents are a result of bus driver negligence; like driver error, fatigue and aggressive driving. Because of this, it’s very important to make sure there is a thorough investigation on the cause and responsibility of the incident, and that you have a trustworthy accident injury lawyer on your side.
Some other common causes of bus accidents aside from driver negligence can be from mechanical failures such as brake failure, electrical issues and manufacturer defects. But no matter what the cause, bus accidents can be extremely serious and can lead to head injuries and even traumatic brain injuries. Because buses in the state of Washington are exempt from seat belt regulations, the bus injury and fatality rate is higher than that of car accident injuries and fatalities.
Have you or someone you love been injured in one of these common bus accident scenarios?
- Pedestrian hit by a bus
- Cyclist hit by a bus
- Car hit by a bus
- Passenger on a bus
If so, the legal process to pursue a claim can be complicated and varies depending on whether the bus was privately owned (like a charter bus or tour bus) or government owned (like a public transit bus or school bus).
At Jacobs & Jacobs Injury Law Firm, we have the knowledge and expertise to represent your case and help you get the compensation that you deserve for your personal injuries and damages as a result of a bus accident.