Bus accidents may not be as common as other types of motor vehicle accidents, but when they occur they are usually catastrophic and fatal. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates that there are more than 11,000 bus accidents each year nationwide. These unfortunate accidents result in more than 25,000 people getting injured and hundreds dying.
If you or someone that you know was involved in a bus accident and suffered serious injuries, the legal team at the Nourmand Law Firm is ready to fight for your rights. We will help you and your loved ones get the full extent of the compensation that you deserve for the injuries you have suffered.Common Causes of Bus Accidents
Just like any accident, bus accidents are usually caused by some kind of negligence. The following are some of the common causes of such accidents:
- Reckless driving
- Driver fatigue
- Poorly maintained vehicles
- Driver under the influence of intoxicating substances like alcohol
Determining what actually caused the accident is crucial to the outcome of your claim. Our legal team has the knowledge and experience to conduct a successful investigation to obtain the critical facts surrounding your accident. We will work hard to maximize your damages.Common Injuries Resulting from Bus Accidents
The sheer size of a bus and the lack of safety gear, such as seatbelts and airbags, means that when it gets involved in an accident it can cause serious injuries that may lead to death. Some of the most common injuries associated with bus accidents include:
- Broken bones and bone fractures
- Facial lacerations and general body cuts and bruises
- Traumatic head and brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Traumatic amputations
At the Nourmand Law Firm, we focus on helping victims recover the full extent of the costs associated with commercial, school bus and transit bus accidents. Victims can suffer serious injuries that leave them unable to work for extended periods of time or ever at all, resulting in significant financial hardships. This is why we make it our goal to get our clients the maximum compensation that they deserve.
Our attorneys will work hard to get you compensation, including:
- Past and future medical bills, including physical therapy rehabilitation costs
- Past and future loss of earnings
- Future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses, if applicable
If you or someone that you know has been injured in a bus accident, the attorneys at the Nourmand Law Firm can help. Our compassionate, yet aggressive, legal team can help you recover the damages you deserve so you can focus on the medical treatment that you need.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation, please call us at (310) 553-3600 or contact us online. Get the help you need today.