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The Causes and Consequences of Bus Accidents

The Causes and Consequences of Bus Accidents

Whether it’s a public bus, school bus, charter or party bus, if there’s an accident, it can be devastating. The sheer mass and limited maneuverability of any sized bus combined with riders that are not wearing seatbelts or may even be standing can result in very serious injuries or even fatalities. 

Possible Injuries

While there are a variety of injuries that can occur in a bus accident, the most common are: 

  • Brain injuries
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Burns
  • Spine damage
  • Bone fractures
  • Permanent scarring and/or disfigurement

Injuries such as these require medical treatment with the possibility of hospitalization, surgery, and/or rehabilitation. Additionally, you may have lost wages, permanent disability or loss of quality of life that you deserve compensation for. If you’ve suffered an injury in a bus accident, you may be able to collect money for your injuries. 

Typical Causes of Bus Accidents

While there are many factors that can contribute to causing a bus accident, these are the most commonly seen:

  • Bus operators driving while fatigued 
  • Inadequately maintained parts and equipment 
  • Drug and alcohol use by the driver 
  • Overloaded or improperly loaded buses 
  • Poorly-trained or ill-prepared drivers 

Were you injured in a bus accident?

If you or a loved one suffered an injury or death in a bus accident, you’ll need a top personal injury attorney to assist you. We will thoroughly investigate the cause of the accident and go after everyone responsible. You will, most likely, have many costs associated with the accident and we can help you recover everything you are owed. 

You don’t have to go it alone, we are here to help you navigate this scary time. Reach out to a personal injury attorney in Vermont today to get your life back on track!