Craig Rosenbaum | October 10, 2015 | Bus Accidents
Not everyone enjoys using the bus, but many people in New York rely on these vehicles at one time or another. Furthermore, if you are visiting somewhere to see the sights, you might decide to take a trip on a tour bus. Whatever the case, there is a good chance that you will have experienced this form of travel at some point in your life. However, it is a worrying fact that every year in the U.S., a huge number of buses are involved in serious accidents on the roads.
There are many reasons this can happen, ranging from vehicle malfunction to driver recklessness, but the consequences are often the same. Usually these accidents lead to serious injuries or worse, affecting not only the passengers but even bystanders and occupants of other vehicles.
As this article on personal injury mentions, under federal law, and by the laws of most states, buses are common carriers. This means they have a responsibility to provide a significant standard of care and are expected by law to protect the safety of their passengers. As such, if a driver of such a vehicle or other entity involved with the company responsible for the common carrier is found to have been negligent, resulting in your injury, you might be entitled to compensation.
If you have been injured in a bus crash or an accident involving another kind of commercial vehicle, you may be feeling shaken and upset or even angry. However, taking legal action can seem like a daunting process especially if you are unfamiliar with the relevant legislation Fortunately, an attorney may be able to help you with your claim and assist you in pursuing the justice and remuneration you deserve.