Need An Injury Attorney Arizona – Bus Accident
The cities of Arizona have a fine bus system and many long-distance buses pass through the state en route to other destinations. Traveling by bus is considered to be a safer option than driving and, statistically, it is. But when an accident happens to you, personally, or to someone in your family, it is a different story. Driving in a car and being hit by a bus can often be as damaging as being hit by a large truck. Buses have a low center of gravity and, if they are going too fast, can easily overturn. This can be just as devastating for the passengers of the bus. Most buses do not have seat belts or other safety features to protect passengers during a collision. When a public transit bus reaches full capacity, many of the passengers will be left standing and it is likely that none of them are thinking about the likelihood of an accident occurring. In fact, passengers standing or sitting can even be badly injured when the bus driver simply brakes too suddenly. This is the reason many bus authorities vet their drivers with extreme caution.
When a bus accident does occur, it can be a difficult process to seek compensation. There are private bus companies that shuttle passengers on long trips, who have top legal teams ready to fight any claims. In addition, city run branches of the government also provide public bus transportation services, but they may not be financially equipped to pay out large amounts. This can make the process of prosecuting a claim extremely daunting for the victims who need monetary compensation to cover the medical bills and help with the loss of income that may arise from their inability to work while they struggle to recover from physical injuries. Consulting with a personal injury attorney can help you sort through this messy process. It is important to take your claim to a personal injury attorney very soon after the accident as claims against state and municipal governments must be filed within 80 days after the incident. This also applies to victims wishing to file a claim against a public school board where the accident involved a school bus.
Determining fault in a bus accident can be difficult and government authorities will often fail to provide the evidence needed in a timely fashion. The attorneys of Needaninjuryattorneyarizona.com may be able to help speed things up. We will compile our own investigation from evidence at the scene, traffic cameras, witness statements, and driving records that support your claim. The fact that you were injured by a bus does not excuse the negligent party from providing the full compensation you are entitled to under the law. As a victim of any accident, you are entitled to compensation for your medical bills, repair for damaged property, payment for loss of income, and a sum for your pain and suffering. Forcing those who are found negligent to pay compensation not only helps your situation, but can also prevent such accidents from happening again. Many bus accident cases revealed that the bus authorities failed to comply with current transit safety regulations, but they are far more likely to comply in the future if they have been successfully sued in the past.
If you have been injured in a bus accident anywhere in Arizona, reach out to the attorneys of Needaninjuryattorneyarizona.com for a free consultation. We can assess your claim and discuss the next course of action. Whether you were a passenger riding the bus, a pedestrian or cyclist hit by a bus, or a driver in another car, we will let you know how to proceed.