Buses can be a convenient way to travel. However, serious injury can occur through negligence. Whether you are a rider, someone waiting to enter or exit the bus, or someday in another vehicle you may be the victim in a bus accident. If you have sustained injury from a bus accident, it is important to contact an experienced attorney today to ensure you are properly compensated. We, at Paulozzi LPA, have a team of experienced bus accident attorneys who can help your case.
Buses can vary in size and capacity. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration defines a bus “as any motor vehicle designed primarily to transport nine or more persons, including the driver. Even though buses have different characteristics, there are common features that make them a danger to their passengers as well as others on the roads of Cincinnati.
The most dangerous characteristics of buses include:
According to the Federal Transit database, over 50% of all bus accidents that occur each year in Cincinnati are due to drivers misjudging clearances and colliding with fixed objects. One should always take the necessary steps to ensure their own safety and health, but sometimes an accident is out of their control. You have the right to work with a Cincinnati bus accident attorney to inquire about your right to compensation.
If you are a passenger or another vehicle involved in a bus accident, you must make safety your priority. If involved in a bus accident you should:
After you have found safety and received all medical attention, you should:
Bus accidents are usually more complex than typical vehicle accidents. There may be multiple defendants in the case, including, but not limited to: the bus driver, a municipality, a private business, another driver of a vehicle.
A Cincinnati bus accident attorney can help you understand who is liable for your accident. Your attorney will take all possibilities into consideration when analyzing the actions of the bus driver to determine whether they were negligent. If the actions of a driver or company cause injuries, they need to be held accountable.