Justice for Accidents on Public Transit Busses
Public transportation is a necessary part of the daily lives of millions of people, but the reckless operating habits of train conductors and bus drivers can cause serious harm to you and other passengers. In 2011 alone, over 24,000 people were injured and 283 people were killed in bus crashes nationwide.
Bus drivers, especially, have very little room for error because they are operating a vehicle bigger than most others on the road, therefore they have a greater likelihood of getting into a crash. If a bus driver is displaying reckless driving habits, then the probability that they will get into a crash increases exponentially.
When you get on to a bus in the morning to go to work or after work on your way home, you trust that the bus driver will be focused, careful, and competent while doing their job. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Bus drivers may drive negligently, resulting in injury to passengers on the bus. Luckily, if you are in a situation where you are injured because a bus driver displayed irresponsible driving habits, then you may be able to receive financial compensation for your hospital bills, time missed at work, and any pain or suffering you may have endured.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a public transit bus accident, there are 3 important things to remember.
- Seek medical attention: The number one priority is your health, so it is important to seek medical attention for any injuries as soon as possible.
- Act quickly: Speak to a personal injury attorney as soon as you can. This will allow for a formal, third-party investigation to take place, and it is important that you have an attorney to represent you in a traffic hearing.
- Write down all of the details: It is important to sit down with your personal injury attorney and write down all of the details. This should be done as soon as possible so the details are still fresh in your head. You should also seek out the contact information from witnesses so they recall the details while they are fresh in their head as well.
Our firm has experience with both the investigation of accidents and representing victims in the traffic division. If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a third-party’s negligence, contact the attorneys at Boudreau & Nisivaco, LLC today for a free consultation. (312) 620-1261