Bus Accidents

Legal Assistance for School Bus Accident Victims

When you’re involved in a motor vehicle accident with another driver, understanding what needs to be done is pretty straightforward. You ensure that everyone is okay, inspect the damage to both vehicles, call the local police, and exchange each other’s insurance information. However, bus or Bus accidents are more complex. You may have a basic idea regarding what you should do as injuries from motor vehicle crashes follow a similar pattern.

So you have to decide whether or not you want to trust that the other driver’s insurer will compensate you for damages. In most cases, you’ll want to contact the personal injury lawyers from the SF Injury Law Group if the other driver’s insurance company attempts to buy off by making a lowball offer. As your legal representative, our Bus accident lawyers and their legal team will build a strong case on your behalf and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.

What causes Bus Accidents?

In Illinois, Bus and school bus drivers undergo rigorous training behind the wheel of these extremely large vehicles to ensure that they know how to handle them. But sometimes, even with the most experienced operators, accidents happen and cause injuries to passengers as well as widespread damage to the vehicle itself. So, what causes Bus accidents? Any of the following elements can result in a collision between buses and motor vehicles:

  • Bad or inappropriate roadways, especially in more rural areas
  • Defective equipment or lack of proper maintenance
  • High center of gravity on Bus vehicles
  • Lack of experience or familiarity with the bus being driven
  • Minimal safety precautions (no seat belts)
  • Negligence or recklessness on the part of the operator (although rare)
  • Poor weather conditions

Because of the complexities involved with Bus accidents, it is always a good idea to consult with an experienced public injury lawyer from the SF Injury Law Group. We understand that going against the government agencies or a large corporation isn’t easy but we know that you are suffering with injuries that were due to the negligence of someone else. That is why it is important that we litigate on your behalf and help you get justice that you seek.

Bus Accident Injuries can be serious

If it’s an injury you can sustain in a motor vehicle accident, you could suffer the same type of injury in a Bus accident. Some of our clients have suffered from:

  • Burns
  • Cuts
  • Fractures
  • Internal bleeding
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Sprains
  • Tissue injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

The more serious injuries can require months or possibly years of medical care and rehabilitation. We know how difficult it can be for the accident victims and their families. That is why we step in to assist you with your legal requirements. If you don’t want to deplete your entire savings paying for this, contact the personal injury lawyers of the SF Injury Law Group today.