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Bus accidents can result in serious injuries and often involve injuries to numerous people. If you have been hurt in a bus accident caused by negligence, you may have a claim for compensation. Contact The Penton Law Group, PLLC to schedule a free consultation. Our Jackson bus accident attorneys can assist you with a claim for compensation in Mississippi.
Bus accidents are complicated, high-stakes cases involving multiple potentially liable parties, as well as complex medical and legal issues. Many buses are owned or operated by government entities which complicates the process of filing a claim for damages. If you have been hurt in a bus accident, our experienced bus accident lawyers have the knowledge, skill and resources needed to effectively pursue the compensation you deserve.
As reported by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):
Like car accidents, bus accidents share common causes, including:
Like subways, trains, taxis and commercial airlines, buses are common carriers – a legal term for vehicles used to transport people from one place to another for a fee. Common carriers owe a higher duty of care to provide safe transport for their passengers. In addition to driving responsibly and obeying traffic laws, bus companies and their drivers are required to take preventative measures to protect their passengers in an emergency.
Injuries sustained in bus accidents can range in severity from minor soft tissue injuries to fractures and traumatic brain injury. Because of their design, buses have a higher risk of rollover than standard passenger vehicles. As most buses do not feature seat belts or airbags, the risk of serious injury is greater when a collision occurs.
If a local or state government agency is the party responsible for your accident and injuries, there are limits on how much you can recover. However, if you are filing a personal injury claim against a private bus company, you may be entitled to recover compensation for economic and noneconomic losses, including:
If you were injured in a bus accident in Mississippi, call The Penton Law Group, PLLC at (601) 500-5357. Our personal injury lawyers in Jackson, Mississippi operate on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no fees until we recover compensation for you.