At least ten months out of every year, children ride buses to school. But
during the summer months, some students take the bus to summer school.
Summer camps also use buses to transport children to parks, lakes, and
pools. Every day of the year, public buses transport people to stores
and work, among other places. And of course, charter buses take people
to and from vacation destinations. We are talking millions upon millions
of people riding buses every day.
Each of the buses listed above can hold forty to fifty passengers. Most
of who will not be wearing a seat belt, nor have the luxury of air bag
safety. Additionally, passengers on buses are allowed to stand and walk
around while the bus is in motion.
Given these factors, the
experienced Poughkeepsie bus accident attorney knows that disaster can happen if and when a bus is involved in a roadway
accident. In fact, recent decades have seen over a thousand bus accident
fatalities. While most of the people killed were occupants of vehicles
that which collided with a bus, others were pedestrian children.
It is not just collisions with other vehicles that cause bus accident related
injuries and deaths. Many people are injured while getting on or off of
a bus. Deaths and injuries caused when a bus collides with another vehicle,
runs off the road, and/or strikes a building or barricade can be caused
by many things. Negligent maintenance of the bus is a known cause, so
too is subpar bus driver training. Bus drivers have been known to drive
negligently as well as fail to obey traffic regulations.
Obviously, the most extreme result of a bus accident is death to an occupant
of the bus, another vehicle, and/or a pedestrian. Short of death, bus
accident victims can suffer limb loss, eye loss, traumatic brain injury,
coma, and concussions. Bones will fracture, lacerations will occur. There
will also be a significant amount of emotional injury.
In short, lives will be changed in the short term, if not forever. Suing
the bus driver and the companies that which employ the driver may be the
only way bus accident victims receive compensation for pain and suffering,
medical bills, wrongful death, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, loss
of future earning capacity, and many other losses related to the bus accident.
Our personal injury attorneys at
Mainetti, Mainetti, and O’Connor, P.C. have over 100 years of combined experience working with victims of personal
injury accidents throughout New York. We understand how to effectively
represent clients who have been injured in serious car accidents, particularly
throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley region in Kingston, Poughkeepsie, and
Newburgh where we have offices. Hear
what our clients are saying about us here and learn about just some of our
successful results here. If you or a loved one has been injured in a personal injury accident,
please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 845-340-HURT (4878) or
toll free at 866-440-4452, or by using the
convenient contact form here.