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Suffolk, Virginia Bus Accident Attorney

Whether you ride the bus yourself or share the road with them, you may witness or be involved in a bus accident at some point. Bus accidents are some of the most tragic accidents that a person can be involved in. the size of the bus compared to a bicyclist or pedestrian typically ends in serious injury or death. When it is a passenger vehicle the results can often be the same.

Bus accident victims are often left confused and scared. There will be months if not years of medical care and you may never be back to where you were prior to the bus accident. A Suffolk, VA bus accident attorney can seek compensation for your medical expenses and hold the negligent party liable for their actions.

Injuries from Bus Accidents

Typically, when a bus and a passenger vehicle are involved in an accident, the majority of the injuries will be sustained by those in the passenger vehicle. In 2020, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles found that of the 352 bus accidents, no drivers or passengers in the bus were killed. There were only two serious injuries reported for drivers and two for bus passengers.

This means that whoever was involved in the bus accident and was not on the bus sustained a higher number of serious injuries and death. Some of the injuries reported from bus accidents include:

  • Whiplash
  • Permanent scars
  • Disfigurement
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Loss of limb
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Burns
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal injuries

There is no way to know the extent of your injury without seeking medical attention. It is crucial to immediately be checked out by a medical professional after being involved in an accident.

What Causes Bus Accidents in Virginia?

Sharing the road means coming across all types of vehicles and pedestrians. One of the bigger types of vehicles you may come across is buses and trucks. You may be curious as to how bus accidents occur. Some of the most common reasons that bus accidents happen are:

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

In some cases, a lack of training may be the culprit. Sometimes the bus driver is not the one at fault and it is instead the driver of another vehicle. The bus accident attorneys at Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. will work to determine who is at fault and should be held liable for your injuries and damages.

How a Suffolk, VA Bus Accident Attorney Can Help

Being involved in an accident can be one of the most confusing times in your life. It doesn’t have to be when you have a Suffolk, VA bus accident attorney on your team. Let us take care of the heavy lifting for you, while you focus on healing and recovery. Liability can be difficult to determine in bus accidents as there may be more than one party at fault. Contact Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. at 757-517-8956 or by filling out our online contact form.

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