Working with Missouri and Illinois Clients Who Have Been Hurt in Bus Crashes
When buses are involved in accidents, the results can be devastating. Not only are these vehicles capable of carrying dozens of people, they also can weigh several times as much as smaller vehicles on the road. As a result, bus accidents can seriously injure passengers, motorists, and pedestrians, often without warning or fault on the part of the victims. Some of the more common injuries sustained in serious bus accidents include the following:
- Broken bones
- Sprains and strains
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Crush injuries
If you have been hurt in an accident involving a charter bus, school bus, city bus, or any other kind of bus, you should speak to an attorney as soon as you can. It is important to keep in mind that a delay in filing a claim may result in an inability to recover for your losses.
Commercial and Public Bus Accidents Can Be Legally Complicated
Bus accidents are often much more complicated than a typical motor vehicle accident involving two privately owned passenger vehicles. Some of the reasons for this are discussed below:
- More Parties – Bus accidents can implicate more parties than a car accident between two private parties. For example, if an accident was caused by a bus driver, it is possible that his or her employer could be held liable for your injuries. Similarly, if your accident involved a Metro bus, you may need to file a claim against the state agency responsible for the bus’s operation.
- Additional Regulations – In the United States, commercial vehicles and commercial drivers are subject to the provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR). If these rules have been violated, it may be sufficient to establish liability on the part of the company or agency responsible for the operation of the bus.
Call Kilo Flynn Today to Speak with a St. Louis Bus Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in a bus accident, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible. In many cases, you may be able to recover significant compensation for your losses, including your medical expenses, lost income, property damage, and loss of quality of life.
The St. Louis bus accident lawyers of Kilo Flynn work with clients throughout Missouri and Illinois, including in the counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, Jefferson, Crawford, Madison, St. Clair, and Monroe, as well as others. To learn more and to schedule a free consultation, call our office today at 314-647-8910.