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Wheeling Bus Accident Attorney

When you hop on a Wheeling public bus for a ride to work or send your child off on an Ohio County school bus, you are likely thinking about the day ahead of you and not about bus safety or bus accidents. Buses are typically a safe mode of transportation, but accidents do happen and people inside and outside of buses sustain injuries as a result. Bus accident injuries are not only caused by bus collisions, but they can also be caused by bus dangers such as getting caught in a closing door or slips, trips, and falls that happen on the bus stairs or in the aisle.

Bus dangers

Buses present particular dangers for bus passengers and other vehicle occupants, bicyclists, and pedestrians who travel the same roads. Some of those dangers that contribute to bus accidents are listed below.

  • Buses are very large and bus driver visibility is limited due to that size.
  • Buses take more time to get up to speed from a stop and they make frequent stops. Impatient people trying to speed around buses create bus safety concerns.
  • Buses are more likely to roll over than many types of vehicles because they are tall and top heavy.
  • Buses present dangers to nearby pedestrians due to their size and limited visibility, but also because other cars that are attempting to pass buses stopped at bus stops are not able to see around the buses for approaching pedestrians in the intersection.
  • Buses have a much longer stopping time than other cars on the road, which means that their ability to stop quickly in emergency situations is limited.

School bus accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Commission reports that one-third of school bus transportation fatalities were pedestrian children who were killed outside of the bus and most of the other fatalities were people who were occupants of other vehicles. This highlights a particular school bus danger, which is that children are at a greater risk of injury when they are waiting for a school bus or after they have exited the school bus than when they are actually riding on the bus. Outside the bus injuries often occur when children are hit by the school bus or when other drivers ignore the school bus stop signs.

Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman bus accident attorneys

Regardless of the extent of your bus accident injuries, you deserve to be compensated for the injuries you sustained as a result of someone else’s negligence. For example, our Wheeling bus accident attorneys secured a $125,000 recovery for a woman who suffered a neck injury as a result of an accident involving two buses. And when the family of a victim who was killed in a bus accident came to us for help, we secured a $1.5M recovery for his estate.

If you have been injured in a bus accident due to someone else’s fault, the Wheeling bus accident attorneys at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman are ready to help you. Injuries and damages that you may recover include medical bills, pain and suffering, property damage, lost income, and lost future income due to injuries that prevent you from returning to work.

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