Buses are an integral part of life in and around Cleveland. Whether we are talking about RTA buses or long-distance transportation buses, thousands of people use buses every day. While most buses are completely safe, there are times when accidents happen that can affect passengers and other people around the bus.
At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, our qualified and experienced team is ready to help if you think the negligence of a bus company or bus driver caused you or a loved one harm. We want to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. When you need a Cleveland bus accident attorney, call us today.
Even though you may not think about them much, there are an enormous amount of buses on our roadways. Consider the number of school buses that we rely on to get our kids to and from school each day. Also, public transportation buses get thousands of people around the city daily.
However, buses are very large vehicles that weigh tens of thousands of pounds. When they get into a crash, they can cause major injuries for passengers and those in other vehicles involved. We commonly deal with the following injuries in the aftermath of bus crashes:
Anyone dealing with these injuries should not have to worry about how they will afford their medical bills, especially if the crash was due to vehicle failure or driver error.
Bus drivers should always be properly licensed to operate each vehicle they are asked to drive. They must follow all traffic laws and never driver recklessly or over the speed limit. Under no circumstances should a bus driver be distracted by their electronic devices or impaired by drugs or alcohol. Drivers who operate over long distances should follow all laws regulating how many hours they can drive at a time to prevent fatigue.
Bus companies should ensure that each vehicle is regularly inspected and maintained in order to prevent vehicle failure. If any part of a bus fails while moving at a high rate of speed, the driver could lose control of the vehicle.
If the actions of a driver or company cause injuries, they need to be held accountable.
We know that the aftermath of a bus crash can be a confusing time, especially if you are dealing with injuries. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we are ready to step in when you need a Cleveland bus accident attorney. The medical bills will begin to pile up and you need compensation. This can include coverage for: