There are many buses in and around Independence, Missouri. While most of these vehicles operate safely on our roadways, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of a bus driver or bus agency cause serious accidents. At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, our Independence bus accident attorneys are ready to help if you have been injured in an incident. We will work to secure any compensation you are entitled to.
Most people do not think about buses on a regular basis, but we have plenty of them around our area. Just like anywhere else, Independence has plenty of school buses on the roadways each day. Around this area, we also have many long-distance transportation buses as well as several local transportation buses (IndeBus and Metro Bus).
When we turn to data from the latest reporting year provided by the Missouri Department of Public Safety, we can see thousands of people were injured in bus crashes in our area. Across the state for the latest year, we know that there were:
For all parties involved, these crashes can be devastating. This includes those riding on the bus as well as any driver or passenger struck by a bus. Pedestrians and bicyclists can also be affected. It is not uncommon for the bus accident lawyers at Peddicord & Townsend LLC to help clients who have sustained the following in an incident:
These injuries can result in a victim incurring major medical bills. Many bus accident victims are unable to work while they recover, and some are permanently disabled.
In many cases, the negligent actions of a bus driver are responsible for crashes. Bus drivers should have their commercial driver’s license and be properly trained to operate each vehicle. They should never operate while distracted by their phones or other devices or while impaired by alcohol or drugs.
Bus companies and bus agencies have a duty to regularly inspect and maintain each vehicle. If they fail to do so, the bus could malfunction while on the roadway, leading to serious accidents.
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a bus accident that was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of a bus driver or bus company, contact an attorney today. At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we are ready to get to work investigating all aspects of what happened in order to secure the compensation you need. This can include: