There are many different types of motor vehicle accidents that Virginia residents may find themselves in, including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and more. Perhaps the most unique type of accident is a bus accident because you do not necessarily have to be driving in another vehicle in order to find yourself in such an accident. Because the purpose of buses is to carry passengers, you may be involved in an accident because of a negligent or reckless bus driver operating the vehicle in which you are riding.
What is particularly frightening about being involved in a bus accident in this capacity is that buses do not have all of the safety features of other vehicles, such as seat belts. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you could be thrown from your seat, causing you to suffer a great deal of injuries. It is important to remember that Virginia law considers buses common carriers, which means that they are expected to treat their passengers with a high standard of care. If this standard is not met, then the consequences for the bus driver could be quite serious.
Of course you could still be injured in a bus accident in a traditional way, being behind the wheel of another vehicle that is struck by a bus. This can also lead to serious injury because of the size and weight of buses.
If you are injured in a bus accident, please visit our website to learn more about buses and the standards that they owe to their passengers. If you were not at fault in the accident, we can help you prove your case to the courts so that you can be compensated for the injuries you suffered.