Taking a bus to travel across the country or just using a bus to commute a short distance to work or school each day can be a green and wallet-friendly way to get from one place to another. Overall, riding buses is considered one of the most safe forms of transportation, but unfortunately, when these large, heavy vehicles do become involved in road crashes, the effects can be devastating. Due to their size and the number of passengers that may be on board at any given time, plus the added hazard of lack of seatbelts, these vehicles can become ultra-dangerous during a collision, leading to serious injury or even death. If you have been hurt in a bus crash and want to discuss your case with a bus accident lawyer in Independence, contact Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. to learn more about what options are available to you under the law as an accident victim.
Being involved in any traffic accident can be a harrowing and confusing experience, and it can be difficult to know just what steps to take in the aftermath of a crash. There are a few steps you need to take after being in a bus accident:
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported that there were 573 injurious bus accidents and 12 fatal bus crashes in the state of Missouri in 2017. While the number of injury crashes was down slightly from the prior year, the number of fatality crashes had more than doubled from the prior year. According to the same data, at the federal level, school buses and city buses were more often involved in fatal crashes than intercity buses over a ten-year period (between 2006 and 2016).
Call Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. if you need a bus accident lawyer in Independence. Our attorneys have more than 40 years of experience in the legal arena handling personal injury litigation claims, and we are dedicated to helping our clients turn a bad day into a brighter future by pursuing justice in the civil courtroom. We work on a fee-contingency basis, which means we do not charge any fees to you until your case has been won in court or successfully settled out of court. As an accident victim, you may be qualified to recover damages in the form of financial compensation, and we will fight to get you every penny you are entitled to under the law. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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