Private Bus Injury
Were You Injured On a Private Bus?
When you choose a bus company, you have the right to expect that you will arrive at your destination safely. Traveling by car and bus comes with risks, certainly, but there are many laws that require companies to abide by strict safety standards. These standards are designed to ensure that every aspect of your ride, from the condition of the bus to the alertness of the driver, keep you as safe as possible.
Unfortunately, not all bus companies follow these requirements. In order to cut corners, some companies are irresponsible about safety. This may include failing to maintain safe vehicles, missing inspections, or allowing drivers to operate buses while overtired or even under the influence.
When bus companies are negligent about safety, the consequences are serious. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 24,000 people were injured in bus accidents in 2015 alone. These accidents can cause serious injury or even death. Negligence of seemingly minor onboard safety features, like overhead suitcase restraints, can cause serious injury.
This negligence is unfair to passengers like you. It can also be illegal. If you were injured on a private bus, an experienced attorney can help you figure out whether your injuries were the result of an illegal safety violation.
You may be entitled to a financial settlement to compensate for the injuries you recieved. Although money cannot make up for the experience of being injured by or losing a loved one because of a bus company you once trusted, it can help hold negligent people accountable for their actions. It can also be particularly helpful if you’re struggling with large medical bills or missed wages due to your injures.
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today
At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we believe that you have the right to a safe ride. Our experienced attorneys will listen to your story and help you figure out the best possible options for you, possibly including the negotiation of a financial settlement. We believe that careless bus companies pose a significant danger to the community. They should be held accountable for their negligence.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss private bus injuries and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at 1-908-282-3814 or 1-800-586-5817.