Bus Accident Lawyers
In some cases both the driver and the bus company will be at fault for the accident, making both of them responsible for your injuries.
In October 2012 a Metro bus struck a passenger vehicle in North St. Louis. Several people were taken to the hospital due to injuries.
Each year thousands of Americans are injured in bus accidents. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation over 20,000 people were injured in bus accidents in 2009, and over 250 were killed nationwide. Because of their size and weight they can be dangerous, especially when the accident involves a smaller passenger vehicle.
Common Causes of Bus Accidents
In some cases both the driver and the bus company will be at fault for the accident, making both of them responsible for your injuries. In order to establish the liability against the driver or the company, the cause must first be determined.
There are a wide variety of causes but some common ones are:
- Driver negligence
- Defective equipment
- Improper bus maintenance
- Aggressive driving
- Driver fatigue
Bus companies are responsible for maintaining their buses and for making sure their drivers are qualified and follow all of the rules and regulations on the roads.
Common Bus Accident Injuries
Bus accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, depending on the severity of the accident. Some injuries may be relatively minor, such as scrapes and bruises. However, more serious injuries, such as broken bones, internal injuries and brain trauma can occur.
It is important to seek medical attention immediately. Be sure to comply with the recommended medical treatment so that the insurance company cannot claim your injuries are not serious.
Contact St. Louis Bus Accident Lawyers
The time allowed by law to file a bus accident lawsuit is limited in Missouri. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a bus accident, contact the St. Louis Bus Accident Attorneys at the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann. Our office is located in St. Louis but we handle personal injury cases throughout the entire state of Missouri.