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Bus accidents can be terrible events with devastating consequences. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, it’s essential to know that you have legal rights.

Common Causes of Bus Accidents:

Driver Error: Human error is the leading cause of most bus accidents. By human error, we mean speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, distracted driving, and failure to adhere to traffic rules.

Bus Company Negligence: Bus companies are responsible for maintaining their vehicles in safe conditions and hiring competent drivers. If a bus company fails to meet these obligations, it may be held liable for resulting accidents.

Vehicle Defects: Mechanical defects, such as brake failures or defective tires, can also cause bus accidents. The bus manufacturer or maintenance company may be considered responsible in these cases.

Types of Injuries in Bus Accidents:

Injuries from bus accidents can range from minor to severe. Some of the most common injuries include:

What to Do After a Bus Accident?

If you’ve been a victim of a bus accident, it’s important to follow these steps:

  1. Seek immediate medical attention. Even if you don’t feel pain, it’s important to be examined by a doctor to rule out serious injuries.
  2. Document the accident. Take photos of everything: the accident scene, vehicle damage, and injuries. You should also obtain information from the bus driver, company, and other witnesses.
  3. Contact a personal injury lawyer. An experienced attorney can help protect your rights and obtain maximum compensation for your injuries.

At GB Legal, we are committed to fighting for the rights of accident victims. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, please get in touch with us for a free consultation.

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