With an increase in traffic congestion and the very important need to save some gas money, more and more Americans are turning to forms of mass transportation to get them to-and-fro. In Alabama, buses are an affordable and a very common way for many of our community members to travel. With this increase in those that ride buses, there is also an increase in the demand for buses. Unfortunately, more buses on the road also means that there are more chances for bus accidents.
It is a bus driver's responsibility to both passengers and other drivers to exercise a high level of care when operating such a large vehicle. Because a bus carries so many people, any type of accident will result in multiple injuries, so exercising extreme caution is imperative. Unfortunately, accidents do occur when buses and other vehicles have to share the road. If you've been involved in one of these types of accidents, please contact our Gadsden accident lawyers at The Shelnutt Law Firm for help. Our attorneys can help get you the compensation you need to cover your injuries and rehabilitation. Call us today at 256-547-4988.
Causes of Bus Accidents
If a bus is involved in an accident, there may be dozens of people that become injured. Despite this gigantic responsibility, there are times where bus drivers are inadequately trained or may not take the precautions that they should. There are several causes of bus accidents, which can include the following:
- Driver negligence
- Driver recklessness
- Driving under the influence
- Distracted driving
- Dangerous roadways
- Negligence or carelessness on the part of another driver
Bus Accident Injuries
The vast majority of those that ride buses are usually school-age children in a school bus or the elderly on a city bus. Due to these two demographics being the most commonly injured in a bus accident, the injuries are usually catastrophic. Bus injuries can oftentimes include any of the following:
How Can Our Attorneys Help You
At The Shelnutt Law Firm, our Gadsden injury attorneys have had decades of experience and are thrilled to serve our community under the guidance of our principal attorney, James Shelnutt. Mr. Shelnutt not only serves as a successful attorney and judge, but has also worked as a police investigator, SWAT officer, and police instructor. Utilizing this experience, our team has the inside scoop on how to investigate your case, support you if negligence was the cause for your injury, and help you seek the damages you so rightly deserve.
Our team works on a contingency-fee basis, so you pay nothing up front and only pay anything if we win a settlement or award for you. To schedule a free case review and determine if you have grounds to file a case for your bus accident injuries, please contact The Shelnutt Law Firm today by filling out the form on this page or calling 256-547-4988.