How do you get from place to place around the county? What about when you are taking a long-distance trip?
If you use the bus, you are like many others around the state and country. Buses are convenient and affordable travel options for so many people, but do you ever stop to consider what would happen if a bus got into an accident?
Not only can a bus accident harm the passengers, but it can also hurt the people around the bus. At SMT Legal, we are here to help if you have been injured in an accident that was caused by another person. When you need a Butler County bus accident attorney, call us today.
What Can Happen
Many people do not think about buses getting into accidents until they see a story on the news. Usually, the stories are tragic. Buses are large vehicles and can carry many passengers. Most of the time, they are unrestrained. When a crash occurs, they can be thrown around the inside of the bus. In the event of a rollover, the injuries can be catastrophic.
Bus crashes can also cause severe harm to the people around the bus, whether they are passengers in another vehicle or pedestrians nearby. Buses weigh tens of thousands of pounds and cause serious damage.
Think about how many buses there are around the county. We have plenty of school buses that get our children where they need to be. We also have the local transit system getting people around the county. Being so close to Pittsburgh, we have more bus traffic than most people realize.
It is up to bus companies and agencies to properly maintain their vehicles to prevent major vehicle failure. If the driver loses control because something goes wrong with the bus, there could be a mass casualty incident.
We also know that drivers should never operate while impaired by drugs or alcohol. This endangers so many people, as does driving while distracted by phones or other devices.
Regardless of whether a person is inside a bus during an accident or caught up in the crash on the outside, they can sustain major injuries. It is not uncommon to see bus crash victims suffering from spinal cord trauma, brain injuries, broken and dislocated bones, severe lacerations, and more.
If You Are Injured
If you or a loved one have been injured in a bus accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. The qualified and experienced team at SMT Legal is ready to work with you so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This means coverage for all of your accident-related expenses, from medical bills and lost income to pain and suffering damages.