LANCASTER, PA, January 11, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's national crash statistics, 226 people were killed in bus accidents and 6,854 people sustained injuries in United States bus accidents in 2010. Motor vehicle accidents
between cars and buses are not as common as those involving trucks or other passenger vehicles, but they still impact thousands of people every year. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car/bus accident, you need an accident attorney on your side to make sure you are taken care of.
Causes of Car/Bus Accidents
The leading cause of accidents between buses and cars is driver error. This may be error on the part of either driver and can include:
- Distraction or inattention
- Speeding or aggressive driving
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Intoxication through drug or alcohol use
Car/bus accidents may also be caused by faulty roadways, defective traffic signals or signs, vehicle malfunction, inclement weather, and a number of other factors.
In addition to multiple potential causes, there can be multiple victims in a car/bus accident. Certainly the drivers of both vehicles can be injured, but so too can passengers. If you were a passenger on a bus that was involved in an accident and you sustained an injury, you cannot possibly be held liable. In these instances, you deserve a car accident attorney on your side that can determine liability and get you every penny you deserve.
The drivers of cars and buses may have a harder time establishing liability. A car accident attorney will be equally, if not more important for these parties as an investigation will be necessary to determine fault. Once fault is determined, your attorney can build your case and fight to get you compensation for damages including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and personal pain and suffering.
If you have been injured in an accident involving a bus, please visit the website of the Lancaster, Pennsylvania car accident attorneys at Atlee Hall, LLP
for more information on your rights at www.atleehall.com
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