There are countless circumstances that can lead to a bus accident and if you have been involved in a bus accident, the personal injury attorneys of the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess, can help guide you through the legal process and get you the compensation that you deserve.
Commercial Vehicle Mishaps Rising
People are injured each year in commercial vehicle accidents. This has been at a rise for the last 20-30 years. There are more and more buses and commercial vehicles on the road each year. Approximately 12,000 people suffer serious injuries, and 330 others are fatally lost each year in bus accidents. Statistics show that there are approximately 9,000 bus accidents in the United States every year. The Center for National Truck and Bus Safety Statistics, reports the most common types of mishaps are those between people on foot, and other motor vehicles like passenger cars. In fact, 25% involve pedestrians, such as a jogger or someone walking a dog, and over 60% of deaths from a bus are between another vehicle.
Bus accidents are not uncommon and in fact many individuals have been left injured or even killed when involved in an accident with a bus. Our team of experienced lawyers in personal injury law can help you recover damages after a bus accident.
Common Causes Of Bus Accidents
The reasons for bus and any type of accidents can be numerous and incomprehensible. However, there are some common causes of why these accidents take place
- Little to no security and supervision
- Bad maintenance of the bus
- Bad conditions of roads
- Errors from drivers
- Poor visibility
- Failure of brakes
- Lack of driver training
- Privately owned cars misbehaving on roads
- Onboard fires
Local Louisiana Firm With Experience
The experienced Lafayette Louisiana bus accident attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess, have an impressive history of performance, litigation, execution, and disposition of consumer law cases throughout Louisiana. We also have successfully represented clients in cases involving damaged or defective roads, and government claims against entities. We fight hard to get you the maximum recompense under the federal, state and local laws.
Common Injuries Due To Bus Accidents
Buses can be called the safest means of transport on the road but when accidents happen even the safest transportation can be life threatening. Whether you are traveling on a public bus or private, here are the common injuries that can occur as a result of an accident.
- Dislocation of bone
- Serious head injuries
- Broken bones
- Burns, abrasions and contusions
- Damage to spinal cord
- Dental injuries
- Slipped disks
If you have been or a loved one have been injured in a bus accident call Clay now at 337-234-7573 or toll free at 877-234-7573. Our bus accident lawyers can help you. We provide an initial consultation FREE of charge to you regardless of whether you retain our services.