Bus Accidents

Bus Accident Attorney in Alpharetta

Seek Compensation by Filing an Injury Claim

Buses are a convenient and cost saving means of transportation whether around town or across the country. Schools use buses daily for transporting students to and from school, sports events and field trips. City buses allow people to get to work, shopping, and run every day errands. Some buses are for long distance travel while others can be a charter for special occasions. Buses carry multiple passengers so when buses are involved in traffic collisions they usually result in many victims with serious or life-threatening injuries.

Unrestrained passengers, due to the lack of seatbelts, have no protection against loose objects moving inside the bus during an accident. Many injuries are due to bus occupants forced out of their seats during impact in a bus crash. Common injures suffered are severe whiplash, broken bones, dislocations, traumatic brain damage, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, internal organ damage, amputations, or death.

Following a serious bus accident, it is important to contact an Alpharetta injury attorney for legal advice and assistance toward seeking monetary compensation for injuries suffered from the accident. Our skilled Alpharetta personal injury lawyer at The Williamson Law Firm represents many clients injured in bus accidents in fighting to win maximum allowable compensation for their injuries and suffering.

Common Causes of Bus Accidents

Many factors can contribute to bus accidents but the most common is bus driver fatigue from failure to take adequate sleep and rest breaks. Other factors can be driver distraction, poor visibility, bad road or weather conditions, speeding to meet an unrealistic travel schedule, tire blow out, mechanical failure or a poorly maintained bus. Most bus companies and bus owners carry large accident insurance policies in anticipation of significant injuries victims sustain in bus crashes. In the case of negligent activities causing a bus accident, the responsible parties may be liable to the injured individuals involved for damages including loss of wages, medical costs, property damage, pain and suffering and loss of companionship.

Many bus accident injuries are severe enough to cause fatalities. A wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the remaining parents, children, spouse, or siblings might be the appropriate action to take toward receiving compensation for the loss. It is important to speak with an attorney from the firm before settling an insurance claim, which may be inadequate or incorrect for the injuries suffered. Make an appointment today for a consultation with one of our experienced bus accident lawyers.

Contact an Alpharetta Bus Accidents Lawyer for legal representation for bus accident injuries.