Katy Bus Accident Attorney
Bus collisions, while somewhat rare, often end in serious injuries for people in passenger vehicles, bicyclists, pedestrians, and other road users. Due to the sheer size of most buses, the injuries that these parties often suffer are extreme. On the other hand, bus passengers can sustain serious injuries, too, particularly if the bus collided with another large vehicle, the bus was traveling at a high rate of speed, or the injured passenger was standing at the time of the crash. If you were involved in a bus collision, or you were injured as a passenger while entering or exiting the bus, or were injured due to a slip and fall or trip and fall, you may be able to seek compensation for your damages. The Katy bus accident attorneys at The West Law Office can help you recover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and much more.
Injured as a Passenger in a Collision
Bus passengers can sustain serious injuries in collisions, even if the bus itself was relatively undamaged. This is because buses generally have no seatbelts. There are no airbags for passengers on buses. And, passengers are often standing at the time of collisions. All of these factors can lead to traumatic injuries such as whiplash, broken bones, sprains, contusions, lacerations, and more.
Injured as a Passenger When No Collision Occurred
Bus passengers can, of course, become injured through no fault of their own even when a bus is not involved in a crash. For example, injured bus passengers can become injured in the following ways:
- Slip and fall due to worn walking surface or a spill;
- Fall due to an erratic maneuver made by the bus driver;
- Laceration, contusion, or other injuries caused by defective or broken interior objects, such as seats, handrails, or even glass;
- Whiplash or facial injuries due to a sudden stop;
- Crushing or hit-by injuries at the bus stop, caused by the bus driver.
Injured as Another Road Users
Passenger vehicle occupants, cyclists, pedestrians, and other road users are forced to share the roads with bus drivers. Unfortunately, the length of buses creates very poor rear and side visibility for the bus driver; buses, due to their weight, are very slow to stop; and buses often pull in and out of traffic, sometimes without enough warning. If you were injured by a negligent bus driver, you deserve compensation whether it was a city bus, charter bus, or a motorhome.
Call a Katy Bus Accident Attorney Today
If you were injured in a bus crash, it can be confusing knowing who to seek compensation from. The bus driver may have been at fault, or another party could be to blame. We can help shed light on what your next steps should be, and will be with you every step of the way throughout the personal injury claim process. Our Katy bus accident lawyers here at The West Law Firm will pursue maximum compensation so that you do not suffer financial damages on top of the physical and mental injuries that you have unfairly been left with. Call us today at 281-347-3247 for a free consultation today.