Bus accidents can cause havoc in the case of damages and fatalities, unlike car or motorcycle accidents. However, the occurrences of such mishap are luckily not as common as any other motor accidents. Seat belts and such safety measures are not made available on the bus and so they are more prone to further injuries if at any accidents occur.
The victims of bus accidents can suffer grave and life-threatening injuries, as they are less likely to meet huge medical expenses taking a whole lot of time for recovery purposes. To recover the damages against the defendants of the bus accidents, the victims may seek the legal help of a personal injury attorney to claim the injury.
At times, in most uncommon cases, a third party can be the major cause of bus accidents. Drivers of other vehicles or pedestrians can be potentially liable for accidents. If the other party is proven negligent in the accident, the victims in a personal injury lawsuit can name them as defendants.
If there was timely absence in the response of the concerned third party, which has caused harm to the victim, now they will be compelled to prove that other party could have prevented the accident. Meanwhile, the defendant third parties can pursue in the duty of preventing the mishaps by various methods, like to yield when merging, using signal while changing lanes, and keeping a safe distance from the bus.
Accidents can occur because of the driver of the bus making any faults. Being having a greater responsibility than other motorists to drive safely on the roads, the duty of bus drivers is deemed to be one of the most difficult jobs. A bus driver can be liable for injuries even if there was a slightest negligence from him or her such as improper training, driving under influence, texting while driving and allowing the vehicle to be overloaded.
In some other cases, the victim will only have a very short window of opportunity to file a claim against the government entity. It is so because the statute of limitation of the personal injury lawsuits is larger than that of the cases against the governments. Sometimes, the time period of getting expired of the statute of limitation is around six months, so they are expected to act quickly.
Henceforth, various parties can be liable to bus accident lawsuits. The recovering of compensation from more negligent parties is allowed in most of the states. Therefore, to determine every way of recovering compensation, every individual case needs to be investigated.