We know that every accident is a scary experience and potentially very physically and emotionally damaging. However, if you have been involved in a bus accident, you know that they can be extremely distressing. This is due in large part to the size of buses and the increased number of passengers that may be involved, as well as the damage that may be done to passengers as well as to other vehicles and pedestrians. Many commuters rely on buses and this has increased the number of buses on the road, as well as the possibility for an accident. The following are statistics on bus accidents in the United States:
- Approximately 360 million people are passengers on some type of bus every year
- Around 28 billion passenger miles are traveled
- Motor coach passengers account for 945 million of these miles
- The United States has about 30,000 commercial buses used for tours, charters, special operations, and regular route services
- There are approximately 4,000 motor coach companies
Bus accidents may take place on public, private or school buses. As the laws vary according to the type of bus, victims need to have an experienced lawyer on their side. The lawyer should understand bus accidents and the complicated laws that apply in these types of cases.
Generally, bus and school bus accident lawsuits must be filed within a certain time period, so you should contact a lawyer right away if you are involved in an accident. Attorney Joe McIntyre can help you claim medical expenses and injury damages if you are a victim of a private, public or school bus accident.
School buses are a major source of concern for many parents. Every single day in America, approximately 450,000 school buses transport more than 23 million elementary and secondary school children to and from school. As you may remember from your childhood, these buses often do not have seatbelts or any restraint systems. School buses can be incredibly dangerous and a high number of accidents occur. In fact, around 12,000 schoolchildren are injured every year in a school bus accident. Thankfully, the majority of these injuries are not serious, but in some cases, the injuries are devastating. Child fatalities occur every year because of school bus accidents. If your child has been injured in a school bus accident, you should contact our law office for more information.
Passenger injuries may result from a school bus, public or private bus and if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, Attorney Joe McIntyre may be able to help you recover any damages that are due. You need a lawyer who understands the intricacies of bus accident laws.
Bus accidents can be traumatic experiences, resulting in physical, emotional and financial strain. If you need help determining your next steps after a bus accident in Florida, we can help you make the best decision for your future.