In these times when many people are trying to tighten their belts, buses can be a convenient and inexpensive mode of transportation, whether for the commute to work or a cross-country trip. Not only is the bus an inexpensive option, but generally speaking it is a safe one as well.
Still, there are thousands of injuries and about 300 fatalities in bus crashes annually in the United States and here in Colorado. If you have been injured in a bus accident, speak with a bus accident attorney to discuss your options.
Understanding Bus Accident Injuries
People who travel by bus are placing a great deal of trust in the company or agency that operates the bus, as well as the driver. This trust is usually well-placed, as only about 1% of the nation’s traffic accidents involve buses. This may have something to do with the fact that, like semi-trucks, bus drivers are qualified professional drivers. The high expectation of safety, combined with the fact that the agency or company operating the bus is certain to have lawyers protecting the drivers and the financial interests of the company, are why it is so important to consult with a bus accident lawyer to protect your rights when an accident does happen.
Any time you are injured in an accident, your health is always the very most important consideration. Once your immediate health and safety is secure, speak with a bus accident attorney. You may have more options than you realize, and there are a number of ways in which an attorney can help:
- You need an experienced attorney to work as hard to protect your interests as the bus company’s attorney will work to protect theirs.
- Unfortunately, insurance companies do not always act in good faith. A lawyer can negotiate on your behalf to ensure the quality of your health care.
- An experienced bus accident attorney can work with the system to evaluate your situation. He or she may be able to get a settlement from the bus operator, and if appropriate can take your legal claim to trial to get you the compensation you deserve.
The dedicated bus accident attorneys at Fuicelli & Lee, P.C. know that when it comes to recovering damages from bus companies and transit agencies for accident victims, experience matters. Fuicelli & Lee, P.C. believes in keeping an open line of communication with our clients, and speaking honestly with them to ensure that everyone understands the situation.
We will give you a free consultation. If we take on your case, we work on a contingency basis, which means that you only pay a fee if we recover compensation for you. For more information, contact Fuicelli & Lee, P.C. at (303) 355-7202.