There are thousands of people across Tennessee who rely on public transportation. Whether a person doesn’t have a car, doesn’t have a license or just doesn’t want to drive themselves everywhere, the bus can be an affordable, easy way to get around. It can also be a source of relief to not have to worry about driving.
However, taking a bus also means that you have no control over how the vehicle is operated. Riders must rely on the skills, training and experience of the bus driver to get them safely from one place to another. Sadly, that doesn’t always happen and a bus is involved in an accident that causes injuries to passengers and other motorists.
If you have been hurt in a bus accident, you may not have a good idea of what happened or why the accident occurred because you likely were focused on something other than the road. In the aftermath of a bus accident, there are typically more questions than answers.
For instance, was the bus driver impaired or unqualified to be driving the bus? Was another motorist negligent? Was the bus itself improperly maintained or have defective parts?
In these situations, it can be very helpful to discuss your case with an attorney at our law firm. We can gather evidence, investigate police reports, speak with witnesses and reach out to people like accident re-constructionists to figure out what happened and who may be to blame for damages, and all while you stay focused on recovering.
Whether your injuries were suffered in a crash or as a result of dangerous conditions on the bus or at a bus stop, you may be eligible to receive compensation for damages. While it may not be immediately clear who or what is at fault, discussing your case with an attorney can help you figure out what needs to happen to establish liability and file a claim. For more information on how we may be able to help you during this difficult time, please visit our webpage on bus accidents.