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Bus accidents are a fact of life in today's world. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that since 2003 there have been 348,253 fatal motor vehicle crashes. Each year there are around 300 bus accidents involving a fatality.

Due to the size and weight of a bus, even in a bus accident where no death occurs, the likelihood of serious injury or permanent disability is significantly higher than other types of accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, an auto accident attorney at Emerson Divorce and Accident Injury Attorneys, L.L.C. can help you understand your legal rights so you can focus on your recovery.

Who Is Responsible for a Bus Accident?

  • The bus driver;
  • The bus management company;
  • The bus owner;
  • Other negligent drivers; and,
  • Government agencies

What Are Common Causes of Bus Accidents?

  • Drunk drivers;
  • Drugged drivers;
  • Reckless drivers;
  • Bad weather conditions;
  • Defective roads;
  • Lack of bus maintenance;
  • Defective equipment

As you can imagine, auto accidents which involve a bus are more likely to result in more significant injuries, even death, greater property damage, weighty medical bills, and lost wages from an inability to work.

What To Do After a Bus Accident?

If you were physically injured in a bus accident the first thing you need to do is seek medical treatment, including physical therapy if it is suggested. If you experience emotional trauma from the accident see a professional for help. Once you have taken care of yourself, you should contact a bus accident lawyer to learn if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. Our accident attorneys can answer your questions regarding your legal rights. Our lawyers are ready to fight for you to receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to under the law. Please contact the personal injury lawyers at Emerson Divorce and Accident Injury Attorneys, L.L.C. to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.