Bus accidents are often serious crashes that cause significant injuries. At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, our Plymouth bus accident lawyers have seen firsthand the severe damage that can occur when a bus collides with a car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian. Since 1994, our firm has been committed to helping clients on their individual roads to recovery after an accident. We take pride in fighting on behalf of injured persons to get them the legal remedies they deserve, while seeking to hold those who are responsible legally liable for their actions.Bus Accident Injuries
Roughly 11,000 bus accidents happen each year nationwide, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, resulting in injuries to about 24,000 passengers. Fatal accidents in recent years have prompted federal and state authorities to push for increased safety regulations aimed at preventing crashes and reducing the potential for harm caused by them. Yet as bus ridership climbs throughout the country, it is simply a matter of fact that accidents can and will continue to happen. Injuries from bus accidents often include:
- Cuts, bumps, and bruises
- Sprains and strains
- Heart attacks and other stress-induced ailments
- Broken bones
- Head trauma
Fortunately, the law provides a wide range of legal remedies for a person injured in a bus accident caused by another's negligence. Bus operators are not only required to be licensed, but also to drive their vehicles with reasonable care. That means obeying traffic signs, speed limits and the other rules of the road, while remaining alert and attentive at all times. Among other negligent behavior, bus accidents are often caused by unsafe activities, such as:
- Fall asleep at the wheel
- Talking, texting, or surfing the web with a smart phone
- Eating and drinking
- Operating a bus under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving a bus that needs repair or is otherwise unsafe for operation
To recover damages in a personal injury suit stemming from a bus accident, the person suing must not only show that this or other unsafe behavior caused a crash, but also that the accident caused the injuries allegedly suffered. Damages available for successful negligence claims related to bus accidents include missed wages, doctors bills and other medical expenses, property damage and loss and pain and suffering. Further, a victim of a bus accident can also seek to hold the bus company (and its insurer) liable for the negligent acts of a driver, as well as any failure on the company’s part to maintain its vehicles in safe operating condition.Why Choose Us?
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, our lawyers have more than a century of combined experience representing clients in bus and other accidents. Unlike some firms, were are fully equipped to handle these cases by drawing on a complete array of investigative, negotiation, and litigation skills to provide comprehensive representation services for our clients. We allow clients to focus entirely on their personal physical recovery after an accident by entrusting us to handle the haggling with insurance companies, negotiating with bus companies, and seeking out any third parties (parts manufacturers, etc.) who may also be responsible.
Don't just take our word for it. The firm's track record speaks for itself. We have previously obtained several settlements in excess of $1 million for the clients we represent.Experienced Advocates for Accident Victims
Our Massachusetts personal injury lawyers and criminal defense attorneys serve clients throughout the state. From offices in Hyannis and Plymouth, we offer convenient weekend and evening hours. We will travel to meet with you if you can't make it to one of our offices. Call us at (888) 262-6664 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.