Louisville, Kentucky, Personal Injury AttorneyAlthough bus accidents are not as common as car accidents, their consequences can be just as severe, or even worse. People injured in bus crashes may suffer the following injuries:
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Muscle sprains, strains, and contusions;
- Back injuries; or
Causes of Bus CrashesAccording to a 2009 study from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, some of the most common causes of bus accidents include:
- Pedestrian interference;
- Bus drivers going too fast, or otherwise driving inappropriately;
- Poor weather conditions;
- Poor road conditions;
- Other vehicles driving or stopping in bus-only lanes; and
- Sudden lane changes.
Who May Be Responsible for Causing a Bus Accident?If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, Louisville personal injury attorney Seth Gladstein will investigate who is responsible for causing the wreck— whether it be the bus company, the driver, the municipality that owns the bus, or even another vehicle on the road. In many instances, multiple people or entities may be at fault. For example, if a bus company hires a driver with a history of unsafe driving or of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you may have a claim against the company for negligent hiring, or failing to appropriately supervise the driver.