Bus accidents can be catastrophic and destructive. Bus accidents are significantly more likely than car accidents to cause serious injury and death. Additionally, buses are usually carrying large numbers of passengers, adding to the level of danger. When a bus is operated negligently, it is a recipe for disaster. As such, bus accident cases require a special level of skill and care. A personal injury attorney at Cheney Galluzzi & Howard can help you navigate what can be a trying time for you or your loved ones. They will fight for you every step of the way.
Bus drivers and bus companies owe a heightened duty of care compared to the average driver. This means that because a bus is used to transport people, we expect that its driver will be even more careful than the average reasonable car driver. This can be useful as it is easier for the injured party to prove liability.
At the same time, bus accidents cases can be more difficult because of insurance adjusters. Buses are often owned by companies with very large insurance policies and as such accidents represent significantly more risk than the average car accident involving individuals. Insurance adjusters will often come to the scene immediately to begin building a case to deny liability and limit your ability to recover for your injuries.
People injured in bus accidents may be entitled to recover damages both for bodily injuries and injuries to their property. Bodily injury claims may include past and future medical expenses, loss of wages, pain and suffering, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment of life, physical impairment, and other types of damage. Our lawyers will work tirelessly to get you every dollar you deserve.