Need An Injury Attorney Michigan – Bus Accident
Many people in the state of Michigan use the bus for commuting. This is one of the planet friendly ways of traveling, also it’s good for large numbers. Since these vehicles are built to accommodate heavy loads, they are huge in size. If one of these buses were to get involved in an accident, the property damage and potential loss of life are extremely high. If you or a loved one was involved in a bus accident and sustained serious injuries or death, you may be able to get compensation.
Last year in Michigan almost 12,000 crashes involved a bus or heavy vehicle. Of this 12,000 about 100 were fatal and around 2,000 people sustained injuries. The remaining 9,000 people who weren’t injured or killed suffered from major property damage. With these facts, the need for an attorney who is experienced in these cases is necessary. We are necessary because crashes with buses often involve a major bus and insurance companies. These companies will conduct their own investigation and seek to lessen their payout.
Our attorneys won’t allow this, as you being a passenger does not put you at fault. There are many factors that can lead to a bus accident, but first, we must know what type of accident it was. The list below shows the common type of bus accidents we have seen.
- Single Motor Vehicle
- Rear End
- Same Side Swipe
These four are the most common bus accidents that occur on Michigan road ways. However, bus crashes are not limited to those four as each crash is unique. One thing that is constant is the danger for passengers on the bus. Buses are not equipped with seatbelts, meaning a sharp turn or major bump can toss you from your seat. In some cases, we have seen buses flipped over, and the passengers flipped right with it. Once we know they type of accident, our attorneys will work with experts to reconstruct the crash and determine all factors. The smallest things can cause major crashes, our attorneys are experienced in dealing with the following causes:
- Poorly Maintained Road
- Driver Negligence
- Poorly Maintained Bus
- Overloaded Bus
Each of these causes has different parties that are responsible for them. If the damages in the road are the cause, our attorneys will negotiate with state agencies on your behalf. If the bus company’s negligence leads to the crash, we will make them pay what they owe. For people who have lost a loved one in a bus accident, we will seek justice and make sure you are compensated to the max for your loss. Here at the Law Offices of www.needaninjuryattorneymichigan.com, we make it our mission to get you justice and make sure whoever is responsible for your pain, pays what they owe. If you aren’t sure about your case, please contact us, we offer a free consultation with no obligation to you and if you choose us, we will work our hardest to get what you deserve.