Akron is a busy place and we are certain that our days run smoother because of buses. Think about how many buses you see on a daily basis. They are the workhorses of the city. However, you may end up needing an Akron bus accident lawyer if you are involved in a crash.

At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, our qualified and experienced team will work with you to investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve. You should not be on the line because of the negligence of another person.

What We Know Can Happen

Take a minute and think about how many buses it takes to keep Akron running smoothly. So many people depend on the METRO here and we know that there are thousands of school buses getting our kids to and from school safely.

However, when these vehicles are involved in crashes, there can be serious injuries.

Who is at risk of injury in a bus crash?

  • The bus passengers and driver
  • Passengers in other vehicles struck by a bus
  • Third parties affected (bicyclists, pedestrians, etc.)

Buses weigh much more than regular passenger vehicles, so when they are involved in a crash is it not uncommon for us to see the following injuries:

  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations or amputations
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

Dealing with the aftermath of these injuries can be incredibly difficult for victims. Not only do they have to worry about incoming medical bills, but they may lose their income if they cannot work due to injuries sustained in a crash.

  • Bus crash victims are often left battling insurance companies for a fair settlement.

Bus drivers and bus companies have a huge responsibility. Because these vehicles can cause mass casualty events, it is vital that preventative steps are taken. This includes each bus on the road undergoing regular inspections and maintenance in order to ensure that vehicles are roadworthy each time they hit the road.

Bus drivers must obtain their commercial driver’s license and proper endorsements through the state of Ohio. Under no circumstances should a bus driver ever operate while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. They should also never be distracted by their phones or other devices while behind the wheel.

Let Us Help After An Injury

Now is the time to act. If you or a loved one have been injured in a bus crash that was caused by the negligence of another person or company, the team at Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers is ready to help. We will investigate what happened and will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:

  • Your medical expenses related to the bus incident
  • Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Punitive damages against those responsible
    • The bus driver
    • The bus company

If you need an Akron bus accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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