Grand Junction Bus Accidents Lawyer
Many people rely on buses to get around in their daily lives, and when the board these buses, they want to be able to trust that they are being conveyed on a safe, well-maintained vehicle that is being operated by a trained, alert driver. Unfortunately, however, this is not always the case, and bus accidents are an all-too-common tragedy. Given the size of buses, as well as the fact that some of them do not have seatbelts, when bus accidents occur, the results can be devastating for both the bus passengers and the occupants of other passenger vehicles (if and when other vehicles are involved).
CAUSES OF BUS ACCIDENTS
Although some bus accidents may be unavoidable, in many cases, these collisions could have been prevented if not for the negligent or reckless behavior of some individual or party. Some examples of negligence that can lead to bus accidents include (but are not limited to):
- Lack of training or proper licensing for the bus driver
- Bus driver fatigue, distraction and/or intoxication
- Failure to properly maintain the bus (in which case the bus company would be the negligent party)
- Failure to properly pre-screen bus drivers (in which case, again, the bus company would be the negligent party)
- Equipment failure, such as brake failure (in which case the equipment manufacturer and/or mechanic would likely be the negligent party).
When such negligence and recklessness causes bus accidents, accident victims will likely have a claim to compensation for their medical bills, ongoing treatment costs, lost wages, mental anguish and other losses.
BUS ACCIDENT INJURIES
The specific types of injuries that accidents victims sustain following bus accidents will depend on the point of impact of the collision, as well as whether the victims were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident, the vehicle rolled over in the course of the accident, etc. In general, however, some of the more common types of injuries sustained in bus accidents include:
- Head and brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Bruising and lacerations
- Bone fractures
- Partial or full loss of one or more limbs.
BUS ACCIDENT CASES THAT WE SPECIALIZE IN HANDLING
Some of the specific types of bus accident cases that we handle include those that involve:
- School bus accidents
- Public or city bus accidents
- Charter bus accidents
- Shuttle bus accidents
- Sight-seeing bus accidents
- Greyhound and other passenger bus accidents.
CONTACT OUR GRAND JUNCTION BUS ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
If you have been injured in a bus accident or in any type of motor vehicle accident, don’t hesitate to contact the Grand Junction bus accident lawyers at Killian, Davis, Richter & Kraniak, PC by calling (970) 241-0707 or by completing the form at the upper left-hand side of this page.
Our skilled legal team has proven time and again that our attorneys, who are dedicated to helping you personally at every stage of your case, are highly capable of bringing an experienced and successful approach to your case. While our lawyers are fierce litigators who will aggressively stand up for your rights in court, they are also very skilled negotiators who know how to work with defense lawyers and insurance companies outside the courtroom to help you obtain the maximum possible compensation for your injuries and losses.
Our dedicated pursuit of justice in every case we handle means that we will always make sure that your case is expertly brought to settlement or trial in a well-researched and prepared manner.