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 50 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.
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If you have been injured or have lost a loved one as a result of another person's negligence, you deserve to be fully compensated for your losses. Whether you were hurt in a truck accident or auto accident, have suffered injuries as a result of a medical malpractice incident or were a victim of corporate negligence — the simple fact is that you should not be forced to pay the price for another person's careless or reckless actions.
The legal system gives you the right to seek justice for these wrongs — take advantage of your rights. The most effective step you can take to secure your right to fair compensation for your losses is to hire a Cincinnati personal injury attorney to advocate on your behalf and represent your case to the insurance company.
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