Bus accidents are more common than you might think. Whether it's because of a bus being in a state of disrepair or a driver being negligent, it doesn't take much for a large school bus to cause significant damage not only to other vehicles, but to the bus's own passengers. Even if it is another car's fault, a bus accident can still be quite dangerous for bus passengers because buses lack some of the safety measures of other vehicles, such as seatbelts or airbags. What may surprise people most of all is just how common bus accidents can be.
In just one morning recently, three bus accidents were reported around Suffolk, Virginia. One of the accidents involved a Community Development vehicle rear-ending a bus, and while the bus was carrying one student, there were no injuries. Another bus accident occurred when a school bus with no students on board struck a vehicle, resulting in one injury. A third accident involved a Sedan with one injury being reported.
Thankfully there were no fatalities in any of the three accidents, but some people were injured, and there is no telling what kind of damage was done to the vehicles involved. People who find themselves in bus accidents could face any number of unexpected financial demands. Whether it's medical bills due to injuries suffered or expenses to repair damage done to your car, a bus accident can have a significant impact on your life, financially, emotionally and physically.
Fortunately there are legal options for those who have been involved in a bus accident. Individuals who suffer injuries can be compensated for their injuries, which will help to offset any bills brought on by the accident. These cases can be complex, so it behooves victims to seek legal counsel in order to have a better chance of receiving the full compensation they deserve.