Montrose Bus Accident Lawyers
Bus accidents can be some of the most serious types of traffic accidents. These crashes can inflict injuries on the bus passengers, pedestrians, or the passengers and drivers of other vehicles on the road. Survivors are often left with significant medical bills, lost wages, and other losses stemming from the crash. If you or a loved one has been involved in a bus crash, a Montrose bus accident attorney can help you pursue compensation for your losses.
Ellis Injury Law has a track record of longer than 25 years of successfully securing compensation for our clients. Our personal injury lawyers will review your case at no charge to you during your initial consultation. We’ll answer all of your questions, and explain your legal rights and options. Get in touch today for your free consult.
Special risks of bus accidents
Bus accidents are inherently more dangerous than car crashes. Part of the reason for this is the way buses are constructed. They are tall and have a high center of gravity. This makes them prone to tipping over, especially if the driver attempts quick, risky maneuvering. Another reason why buses are inherently dangerous is the lack of certain safety devices that cars feature. Passengers on a bus are not protected by airbags or seatbelts. When a bus strikes another vehicle or an object, or when a bus overturns, the passengers can easily be flung about by the force of the impact.
Furthermore, the weight and size of a bus make it inherently dangerous to any pedestrians in its path. Smaller passenger cars can easily become crushed under the weight of an average bus.
Types of injuries that bus accidents can cause
The lack of seatbelts and airbags on buses means that the injuries sustained in a bus crash are likely to be quite severe. At Ellis Injury Law, our bus accident lawyer often works with clients who have sustained serious and catastrophic injuries after a crash. We may be able to help you secure compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and long-term disability resulting from the following injuries:
- Head trauma and brain injury complications
- Spinal cord trauma and paralysis
- Lacerations from broken glass
- Burn injuries
- Fractured bones
- Traumatic amputations
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
These are just a few types of injuries that may result from a bus accident.
Legal help after a bus accident
Bus accident cases are often complicated in part because they may involve filing a lawsuit against either a private company or a government agency, depending on which entity operated the bus line. If the accident involved a city or school bus, special deadlines apply to file a claim. This is why it’s imperative to get in touch with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
To reduce the risk of forfeiting your right to file a claim by missing a deadline, contact Ellis Injury Law right away. Our Montrose bus accident lawyers will get to work reviewing your case and uncovering all possible avenues for legal recourse. The initial consultation is always free and we never charge a fee unless we recover compensation on your behalf.