Bus accidents can lead to serious and life-threatening injuries. According to research, the most common injuries suffered in bus crashes are neck and head trauma, fractures, contusions, dislocations, and even more severe injuries such as spinal cord damage and traumatic brain injury.
These injuries can be caused by sudden impact to the body or due to violent throws, with whiplash being one of the most common neck and head traumas sustained during a crash. Treatment for all these types of injuries often requires extensive medical care. In order to prevent such physical injury from a bus crash, caution should always be taken while riding on a bus or travelling near a bus.
Who Can Suffer Injuries In a Bus Accident?
In a bus accident, passengers, pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists face the risk of serious injuries. Unfortunately, when large vehicles such as buses collide with other cars, cyclists, or even pedestrians, the consequences can be devastating. Bus accidents can lead to whiplash and spinal injuries from the force of being thrown in your seat upon impact; broken bones from the sheer force of collision or being struck by metal components; and traumatic brain injuries due to head trauma.
We have all witnessed bus drivers operating aggressively like they “own the road”. Caution and avoidance, “defensive driving” is always the first priority, but unfortunately crashes still occur and those involved can suffer life-threatening physical and emotional pain as a result.
What Kind of Compensation Can I Recover After a Bus Accident?
After a bus accident, determining compensation can feel like a daunting task. Generally speaking, victims are entitled to recover financial damages in the form of pain and suffering, lost wages, future medical care and disability, as well as potential punitive damages. Most medical treatment is covered by the “No Fault” and “Workers Compensation” programs of New York, so you don’t have to pay out of pocket to obtain necessary and imperative treatment.
When filing a claim, it is important for your attorney to collect evidence that accurately proves the fault of the bus driver and the extent of your losses in order to maximize your chances at getting sufficient compensation. This includes a comprehensive investigation of the scene and witness interviews, as well as obtaining documents related to your medical treatment and diagnosis as well as potential loss of livelihood. An experienced Bus Accident Attorney will evaluate your case and pursue it aggressively and effectively.
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