Mableton Bus Accident Lawyer
Bus accidents are more common than you may think in the state of Georgia. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that bus accidents actually account for some of the traffic-related fatalities that occur in the United States every year. And in bus accidents where no fatalities are reported, the chances of severe injury or damage to property are greater than that which is suffered in an average car accident.
If you have been injured or if your loved one suffered a wrongful death as the result of a bus accident in Mableton, you need one of the compassionate yet aggressive bus accident lawyers at Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC. A bus accident lawyer can help both you and your family through this difficult time so that you can focus on what’s important: healing and grieving for your loved one.
Whom To Sue
Bus accidents are like truck accidents in that such a case can be substantially more complicated than your average car accident. When you are the victim of a bus accident, there may be many parties to blame for the accident. In addition to the bus driver, you might also be able to include the bus management company and even the manufacturer in your lawsuit.
For instance, if the manufacturer made a bus with faulty brakes, this reduced the driver’s ability to stop the bus before crashing into you. This would be both the driver’s fault, for not allowing more room between you, and the manufacturer’s fault for clearing a bus as safe that, in reality, actually had a defect.
Causes Of Bus Accidents
Just like car accidents, bus accidents can occur for a number of reasons. Maybe the weather was bad, or the driver simply wasn’t paying attention. If the cause of the bus accident is the result of negligence, on the driver’s part or the part of the company or manufacturer, then you may have a case against the other driver.
Causes of accidents that can be attributed to the driver or his company may include:
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Reckless driving, like speeding or tailgating
- Defective bus parts or poor bus maintenance
There are, of course, conditions that can’t be controlled but that a driver who was driving safely would know to take more precautions with, such as poor weather conditions or dangerous roadways.
If you suspect that the bus driver was not driving in a safe and defensive manner, you may have a case for a lawsuit. Give a bus accident lawyer a call today to discuss the details of your case.
School Bus Accidents
A school bus accident is every parent’s worst nightmare. In the United States, nearly 25 million ride buses to and from school every single day, and most return home safely. Sometimes bus accidents occur, but they are usually minor, with the worst injuries being from a slip and fall during a minor collision.
In some cases, though, the most tragic can occur: a child can be struck by an oncoming vehicle. This is not always the bus driver’s fault. In some cases, the reason for the accident is that drivers were not obeying the law and stopping while the school bus’s lights were flashing.
Bus accident lawyers can help in this respect as well. If you or a loved one were injured in a school bus accident, and you’re not sure what to do, the lawyers at Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC can help.
Victim Of A Bus Accident? We Can Help
Bus accidents are just as bad as truck accidents, if not worse. For one thing, any accident involving a bus, just like a truck, is going to result in more severe injuries and property damage. Bus accidents may be worse because of the passengers inside the bus. If a bus gets into an accident, there are potentially more passengers affected than when a car collides with a truck.
At Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC, we know how scary a bus accident can be, and how confusing it can be to file a bus accident lawsuit. Who is responsible? Who do you sue? And how?
Give us a call at (855) 329-7144, or fill in your information on our contact form to get started. We offer a free initial consultation, and we will never pressure you to retain us once your initial consultation is complete. You are free to take or leave our advice, so what do you have to lose? Give us a call, and let’s talk!