How many buses do you see when you are out and about each day? There are thousands of buses in and around Kansas City and, while most of them are completely safe, we know that there are times when accidents do happen.
At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we are here when you need a Kansas City bus accident attorney. These vehicles can cause major injuries in the event of a crash and we will help you secure the compensation you need.
You probably do not spend much time thinking about bus accidents unless you see one on the news that has resulted in major injuries or multiple fatalities. However, we want you to remember that buses are a part of our society:
For the latest reporting year in Missouri, there were nearly 2,000 bus crashes reported with hundreds of injuries and multiple fatalities.
Please understand that the potential for major injuries, even mass casualty incidents, in bus crashes are real. Passengers are rarely restrained in their seats and passengers in other vehicles involved can be severely injured. It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries as a result of bus crashes:
Each of these injuries requires immediate emergency medical care that can lead to tremendous costs for the victims and their families.
Today, we want to discuss two main ways that bus crashes happen: driver negligence and vehicle failure.
Bus drivers should all have their commercial driver’s licenses as well as the proper endorsements for each vehicle they are asked to operate. They should never drive while distracted by their phones or other devices and never operate while impaired by drugs or alcohol.
Bus companies or agencies should always ensure that each vehicle undergoes regular inspection and maintenance. So many bus crashes occur because one or more of these systems fails while a driver is operating at higher speeds:
If a driver or bus company are at fault in an accident that causes injuries, they need to be held accountable.
Bus crashes happen when you least expect them. If you have been injured in a bus crash that was caused by the negligence of another person, please seek legal assistance immediately. Whether you were a bus passenger or another party involved, you may be eligible for compensation.
At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we will work to ensure you are compensated for the following: