Public Transport Accidents
Georgia Bus Accidents Attorney
The bus is a very common form of transportation. There are bus lines throughout Georgia that travel the streets all hours of the day and night to take individuals to their destinations. Being that fuel costs have been up for quite some time and many individuals within cities simply choose public transportation over owning vehicles, there has been an increase in the number of people utilizing busses.
In addition, school busses are on the roads during the days to transport kids to and from school. School busses are considered the safest forms of transportation on the road due to the amount of caution that drivers are trained to use. The only problem is that not all drivers always exercise caution, nor do the drivers of other vehicles when in the vicinity of a school bus.
When a commercial bus is involved in an accident, it is usually due to the fact the driver does not obey traffic laws or another reason, such as drug and alcohol use. Yes, there are times in which the driver in a motor vehicle may run out in front of a bus at an intersection or may sideswipe a bus. In this case, the passengers can bring a lawsuit against the person responsible for an accident.
There are many different types of accidents that can occur on commercial busses, which is why it is important to seek the assistance of a qualified Georgia personal injury attorney when an accident occurs and you were injured. It does not matter if you were a pedestrian in a crosswalk, a bus changed lanes while you were in its path, or a bus driver did not obey traffic laws; you may have a case.
While busses are considered the safest vehicles on the road, there are times when that isn’t the case. In fact, there are approximately 17,000 children injured nationwide in school bus accidents every year. Most of these accidents are pedestrian accidents and some of these pedestrians are students. The rest of the accidents mostly lie with individuals who are not passengers in the bus. While bus drivers are held to a high standard, there are those that drive too fast, are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or who are simply not paying attention.
If you or your child has been injured in a school bus accident, you need to speak to a Georgia bus accidents lawyer as soon as possible so that work can begin on your case. Medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other qualified expenses should not come out of your pocket when the accident was not your fault.
It seems more and more we hear of bus accidents in Georgia, whether on a commercial bus or a school bus. Regardless of the type of bus, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries or for the death of a loved one. To find out if you can pursue those responsible for your pain and suffering, call Veal and Lamar, LLC at 404-242-6039 to schedule your free consultation.
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