Do you ride public transportation? Please know that you can’t completely turn your brain off when you ride the bus . Each year, thousands of people suffer injuries from riding the bus. Some will even die from their injuries. Although, there are some things you can’t control, there are other things that you can.
Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky reviews bus injury cases all of the time. Their lawyers will tell you that one of the most common reasons people get injured on the bus is when it starts to move before you’re safely on it. People get run over by the back wheels, causing significant injury.
Another issue is if a bus makes a sudden violent stop or move that causes you to lose your balance. You may end up on the floor or suffer an injury when you crash to the wall. Finally, a bus could get into an accident causing you to get hit by glass or other flying debris.
Therefore, it’s important to pay attention at all times. Make sure you are safely seated before the bus moves and avoid sitting close to the window. Don’t get up until the bus comes to a complete stop and avoid boarding a bus when you are intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.
If you do become injured due to a bus accident, please remember that you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries if you were not at fault. So it’s important to speak with an attorney like one at Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky for a free consultation to determine whether or not you might have a case.
- The bus makes a sudden violent start, stop, or jerk that causes you to lose your balance and fall to the floor or be thrown from your seat and suffer injuries;
- The bus gets into an accident with another vehicle when pulling away from a stop when it isn’t safe, causing you and the other passengers to be thrown violently around, or injured by flying glass or other debris.