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Any traffic accident is cause for alarm, but accidents involving buses can be especially devastating. Occupants of the vehicles involved and pedestrians can fall victim to a sudden collision and suffer catastrophic injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident in Atlanta, you deserve compensation from the responsible party for your losses. You may be dealing with pain, hospital bills, surgeries, a loss of income, as well as other financial stressors, and questioning what to do next. Discuss your legal options with an auto accident lawyer in Atlanta who has an exceptional amount of experience at The Simon Law Firm. Call (404) 259-7635 today, we offer free and confidential case evaluations.
Bus accidents are far too common in Georgia and nationwide, as the following statistics from the Federal Motor Carrier and Safety Administration (FMCSA) reveal:
Passengers are at an increased risk of injury in an accident, due to the size and weight of a bus and the lack of seat belts. Possible injuries can range from whiplash-type soft tissue injuries to serious head trauma or broken bones.
Bus accidents can be caused by numerous contributing factors, some of which include:
Bus companies are considered common carriers who owe passengers extraordinary care when it comes to their safety, as imposed by FMCSA regulations and Georgia’s carrier laws. When accidents occur due to bus companies or their employees violating their duty of care, it may be possible to hold them financially liable for any resulting injuries.
A lawyer is necessary for success in a bus accident case due to there tending to be more complexities to these types of cases than regular car accidents. Beginning with the fact that there may be multiple parties responsible, for instance, the following parties may be identified as having played a role in causing your accident:
An investigation into your accident will be conducted by your attorney and after reviewing the circumstances of your accident, they will determine all parties who might be liable. Evidence will also be collected in order to build your case in pursuit of a fair settlement. The negotiations with every at-fault party’s insurance company will also be handled for you, ensuring that you are treated fairly and receive the compensation you deserve.
Our legal team at The Simon Law Firm has decades of experience advocating for clients who have been injured in bus accidents. We offer our services on a contingency fee basis, meaning we will only get paid when we win your case. Contact us today to discuss how can help you. Schedule a free consultation by calling (404) 259-7635 or filling out our contact form online.