An increasing number of people are choosing buses as their chief modes of transportation. They are both environmentally friendly and economical. Bus travel in Connecticut is generally safe as well, but sometimes accidents happen either because of the bus driver’s negligence or due to the carelessness of another motorist on the road. Bus accidents can unfortunately lead to serious injuries that detract from your quality of life.
An experienced attorney can represent you, whether you have been injured as a bus passenger or as a pedestrian or a passenger in another vehicle that was hit by a bus. Buses pose serious risks because they are heavy and large and also because passengers do not have to wear seatbelts. When an accident occurs, often multiple people are injured.
It is important to identify the root cause of a bus accident, as this will help you to determine the best course of action to take legally. Figuring out the details, however, can be complex. Sometimes multiple parties are at fault in a bus accident; for instance, perhaps another driver caused the accident, but the bus driver was also negligent by driving above the speed limit.
People who have been hurt in bus accidents — whether in a single-vehicle crash or involving other vehicles, bicycles or pedestrians — have the right to seek financial accountability from the party deemed at fault. Personal injury claims and, in the event of a fatal accident, wrongful death claims may be appropriate legal remedies. A preponderance of the evidence is needed to establish liability before the Connecticut civil court hearing the case. Once that is accomplished, claims for financial damages be adjudicated.