Bus accidents occur at a far more frequent rate than previously acknowledged. Every day in major streets and highways in Michigan, thousands of school buses carrying 20 to 40 students and thousands of public buses carrying thousands of passengers share the highways with dangerous motorists and hazardous road conditions.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that almost 300 fatal bus collisions occurred in 2006. Injuries numbered in the thousands from these bus accidents. Most of these accidents and injuries are preventable if only better safety precautions are heeded.
Accidents and collisions involving buses are a reality that must to be dealt with. Every year, thousands of people suffer from pain and substantial loss of income due to bus accidents, collisions and other bus accident-related injuries. If you have been injured in a bus accident, you may be entitled to adequate compensation.
A bus accident is a very traumatic experience to go through. You have to deal with a lot of issues involving pain and suffering, as well as relive tense moments while trying to figure out the details of the incident. You are not alone. An experienced bus accident attorney can provide legal counsel to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Common factors attributing to bus accident-related injuries include: