Cincinnati Bus Accident Attorney
Injured in a collision with a bus?
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a bus-whether
as a bus passenger or in another vehicle-you can come to The Moore Law
Firm for help. Our attorneys at
The Moore Law Firm have
more than 40 years of experience, and we know how to get results for our clients. The first step in the
case is to determine who is the defendant in the case.
If the accident involved a Cincinnati Metro bus, you may have grounds for
legal action against the Southwest Regional Transit Authority, whereas
if it was a bus operated by Greyhound or another intercity carrier, you
would file a personal injury or
wrongful death claim against the private bus company. A
Cincinnati personal injury lawyer from our team is ready to meet with you for a free consultation to review
all your options and help you take the first steps in your case.
Bus Passenger Injuries
Riding a bus is an economical and environmentally friendly form of transportation,
but it also exposes the passenger to the risk of grave injury. Bus passengers
have little or no protection in the event of an accident: no seatbelts,
no airbags and little or no cushioning. If they are sitting at the time
of a crash they may be thrown into the seat in front of them, while the
consequences may be even worse if they are standing. The driver has a
responsibility to safeguard passengers against such risks by taking every
possible precaution to avoid accidents.
Though a driver or passenger in another vehicle may have more protection
in a bus crash, they are also exposed to the full force of impact when
the bus strikes the vehicle. Many bus accidents are caused by the bus
driver's failure to stop early enough at a red light, thereby causing
a rear-end collision, as well as a failure to yield the right of way during
a turn at an intersection.
Similarly, an accident may occur if the bus driver does not signal before
pulling away from the curb after a stop. The Ohio Department of Public
Safety reports that there were 2,810 bus accidents statewide in 2011,
a figure which includes 8 fatal accidents and 552 injury accidents. None
of the deaths were suffered by bus drivers. Nearly all of them could-and
should-have been prevented.
To learn more and discover how The Moore Law Firm can help you, call for your