Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. – Attorneys at Law

Chesapeake, Virginia Bus Accident Attorney

There are many different kinds of buses on our roadways that you may not even notice throughout your commute. There are dozens of school buses transporting children each day or even city buses taking people to work. The last thing you think is that you will be involved in a Virginia bus accident. Unfortunately, far too many Chesapeake residents are involved in bus accidents each year, which often leads to catastrophic injuries.

In some of the worst cases, accident victims do not survive the crash and their families are left with a void in their lives. After an accident, it is important to seek medical attention immediately and contact a Chesapeake, VA bus accident attorney from Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C.

What Causes Bus Accidents?

Similar to any traffic collision, there are several common causes of bus accidents. These include:

  • Speeding
  • Improper turns
  • Following too closely
  • Failure to yield
  • Driving under the influence
  • Distracted driving
  • Inadequate training
  • Equipment failure

Operating a bus brings with it a higher responsibility than other motor vehicles. Due to the size, additional training is required. Some bus companies will be in a hurry to get their drivers on the road and will skip crucial training which can lead to bus accidents.

Bus Accident Injuries Can be Catastrophic

For the latest reporting year, there were 352 bus accidents in Virginia, and of those 352, 134 involved injuries with three ending in fatalities. The same report shows that occupants of the bus suffered injuries but there were no reported deaths. Some of the injuries that were reported include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Internal injuries
  • Burns
  • Fractured and broken bones
  • Disfigurement
  • Scars
  • Neck injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Brain injury
  • Back injuries
  • contusions

There are many other injuries that can result from a bus accident and these are just a few. It is important to seek medical attention after an accident and to follow all doctor recommendations. Victims often make the mistake of thinking they feel fine and not getting attention but later on realizing there was an internal injury present.

Compensation for Bus Accidents

When you suffer an injury after a bus accident you may be confused as to what to do next and who will pay for your damages. If the bus driver was at fault for the accident, their insurance company will be held liable. Although this sounds simple, it can be riddled with complex legal matters. At Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C., we will work to seek compensation on your behalf for the following:

  • Past and future medical expenses related to the accident
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of Consortium damages
  • Time away from work damages if you were unable to work due to the accident
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages

The facts of your case will determine the kind and the amount of compensation you are entitled to.

Contact Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a bus accident, contact the Chesapeake, VA bus accident attorney from Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. Call us at 757-517-8956 or fill out our online contact form.

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