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    Buses are some of the most dangerous road vehicles. They routinely injure pedestrians and other vehicles. Sometimes, they even injure their own occupants. If you were injured in a bus accident, you need to contact an Atlanta bus accident lawyer.

    Our Atlanta motor vehicle accident lawyers have helped our injury clients win great results. We’ll help you achieve justice, as well. Just give us a call.

    Call us today at (404) 419-6674. Also, you may fill-out our online contact form to schedule a free case review with an Atlanta bus accident lawyer.

    Bus Passenger Injuries

    Most bus trips are uneventful. Occasionally, bus passengers suffer life-threatening emergencies. When those emergencies occur, the bus driver must perform basic first aid and CPR. Unfortunately, some bus companies don’t train their drivers to perform simple life-saving care.

    A few years ago, we won a $15 million-dollar jury verdict for the estate of a mentally-disabled man, Harvey Chernikoff, who choked to death on a para-transit bus. The bus driver sat just 4 feet away from Harvey while he died. The bus driver could’ve saved Harvey’s life by performing the Heimlich maneuver. However, his employer, First Transit, Inc. didn’t bother to give him any basic first aid or CPR training.

    First Transit refused to admit they caused Harvey’s death. First, they claimed Harvey died from a heart attack. Later, they conceded that Harvey choked to death, but they blamed Harvey for “gobbling his sandwich.” They even blamed Harvey’s elderly parents for allowing him to commute on the bus without a personal care attendant.

    The jurors didn’t buy the defense’s excuses. Instead, they delivered justice to Harvey and his parents. If you, or someone you love, were injured on a bus, our Atlanta bus accident lawyers will help you win justice.

    Bus Collisions

    Bus collisions are typically caused by the following factors:

    Bus drivers aren’t the only unsafe motorists. Distracted drivers, careless bicyclists, and motorcyclists also cause many bus accidents.

    If you didn’t cause the bus accident, you deserve full compensation. However, you’ll need an Atlanta bus accident lawyer to help you achieve that result.

    Steps To Take After A Bus Accident

    If you’re a bus accident victim, you should take the following steps to maximize your settlement:

    • Photograph the collision scene. Those photos demonstrate the collision impact severity.
    • Collect witness statements. Even if the police officer cited the at fault party, that individual may deny fault. A witness statement helps you prove your claim.
    • Get medical care ASAP. If you delay seeking medical care, your injuries might not heal. Additionally, the insurance adjuster may penalize your treatment delay.
    • Obtain the police report. You should purchase the police report as soon as it’s available. Your lawyer needs that report to file your insurance claim.
    • Don’t settle your case on your own.The insurance adjuster will assume you’re desperate if you try to settle your claim on your own. They’ll never offer you what you deserve unless you hire a lawyer.

    Bus Accident Compensation

    There are three types of damages that you may receive if you’re injured in a bus accident.

    • Economic damages are quantifiable losses, such as your lost wages, medical expenses, and damaged property.
    • Non-economic damages cover your pain and suffering.
    • Punitive damages punish reckless misconduct. They aren’t available in most cases. However, they are usually available in drunk driving accident cases.
    • Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers Can Help You

      If you’re injured in a bus accident, we can help you. You’re not alone. Our personal injury lawyers will fight for you so that you can focus on healing your injuries.

      Call us today at (404) 419-6674. Also, you may fill-out our online contact form to schedule a free case review with an Atlanta bus accident lawyer.

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