If you have been seriously injured in a wreck with a city bus, public shuttle, school bus, activity bus, commercial bus, or any other type of bus, make sure you contact a bus accident attorney who is experienced in handling these types of cases. If a friend, family member, or other loved one has been killed by a large bus, you should know all of the rights of the victim’s family members to recover for medical care, lost wages, and other benefits the victim would have earned, as well as the other harms and losses suffered by the victim’s family. At Osborne Law Firm, P.C., wrongful death and catastrophic personal attorney Curtis C. Osborne is here to explain your options.
Nationwide, more than 700 million passengers are transported by buses every year. Most travel safely, without incident, but hundreds of people are killed and tens of thousands are injured in bus related wrecks and crashes. Fatal bus crashes, on average, have involved 13 percent intercity buses, 41 percent school buses, and 33 percent transit buses. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the number of fatal bus collisions increased by 11 percent from 2014 to 2015.Types of Injuries Suffered in Bus Collisions
Injuries from Bus wrecks include:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Arm and Leg Amputations
- Severe Burns and Scarring
Common causes of bus collisions include improper turns, driver fatigue, speeding, alcohol and other drug use, failure to check blind spots, following too closely, distracted driving, improper bus maintenance, and inadequate or improper driver training. Some examples of bus collisions include head-on collisions, rollovers, sideswipes, improper maneuvers or turns, and tire blowouts. As a knowledgeable bus wreck lawyer based in the Charlotte area, Curtis C. Osborne can help victims who have been hurt in any of these types of accidents.Take Action Following a Serious Bus Crash
Bus crashes often have devastating consequences for passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers who are struck by a bus. Bus wrecks can also create chaos for victims, as well as for the friends and family members of those catastrophically injured and killed. Mortgage or rent payments and other expenses that were previously paid by a victim of a bus collision can leave the victim and his or her family members unsure of where to turn for help and answers. Compensation can be recovered for hospital and other care, past and future lost wages, the services, protection and care that had been provided by the victim, as well as the companionship, comfort, guidance and advice of the deceased family member.
Bus accidents can be the fault of multiple parties, and all of the at-fault parties are often not obvious. It is important to contact an attorney who is experienced in litigating these types of cases. Get someone on your side who has the best interests of you and your family at heart.
With over 19 years of experience, Charlotte bus crash lawyer Curtis C. Osborne, of Osborne Law Firm, P.C., works hard for victims and their families after a bus crash has left them in a crisis, with many questions. We will answer all of your questions, and we are dedicated and committed to serving you and your family members when a catastrophic injury or death has been caused by any type of bus wreck.Free Consultation with a Bus Accident Lawyer in Charlotte
Curtis C. Osborne is a bus crash attorney who has over 19 years of experience representing bus crash victims and their families in both state and federal courts. He is licensed to practice in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Contact us at (877) 278-4800 or (704) 376-8012 to schedule a free consultation. Osborne Law Firm, P.C., represents victims and their families for matters throughout the Southeast, including Charlotte, NC; Raleigh, NC; Greensboro, NC; Wilmington, NC; Columbia, SC; Greenville, SC; Charleston, SC; Atlanta, GA; Macon, GA; Columbus, GA; and Savannah, GA. Talk to a wrongful death and catastrophic injury lawyer at our firm today.
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