EXPERIENCED ST. LOUIS BUS ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
Thousands of people in St. Louis ride MetroBus (Bi-State bus) every day. In addition, thousands of school children ride school buses throughout Missouri on school days. Unfortunately, some of these buses will be involved in bus accidents. School bus accidents are the scariest of all because of the vulnerable nature of their passengers. When the news reports a Missouri school bus accident, it commands the front page because of the understandable concern about the safety of our children.
Bus accidents can result in terrible injuries to bus passengers, pedestrians struck by a bus and other vehicle occupants as well. These injuries include head injuries, brain injuries and neck and back injuries, as well as other injuries. The victims of these accidents are often left with large medical bills, lost wages and permanent injury.
When a negligent driver or company causes serious injury to a bus passenger they must be held accountable for the damage and harm they have inflicted through their actions. Missouri bus accident lawyer Robert A. Strauss has assisted many bus passengers in obtaining the compensation they deserve for injuries sustained in bus accidents. If you have been injured in a Missouri bus accident, call toll free (800) 991-8688 for a free consultation with Mr. Strauss.
According to Department of Transportation records, between the years 2000 and 2008 there were 99,000 bus injury crashes. These bus crashes resulted in 236,000 persons injured. There were 2,558 fatal bus accidents between 2000 and 2008 involving all types of buses. Of this number, 1,002 involved school buses, 297 involved cross-country or inter-city buses and 1,208 involved transit buses. For more statistical information click here.
FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS APPLY
Buses that carry passengers are considered common carriers under federal and state laws. Bus operators must comply with certain safety and driving standards. Therefore, a bus accident may involve issues that are more complex than an ordinary automobile accident. For examples of the many regulations applicable to carriers who transport passengers click here. The Missouri personal injury lawyer representing the victims of a bus accident needs to be familiar with the various regulations and laws that apply to common carriers.
PURSUING THOSE RESPONSIBLE
Following a bus crash, a bus accident lawyer will undertake an investigation to determine the facts and cause of the bus accident. The bus crash may be the result of the negligence of several different entities. The bus driver may be at fault in the way he or she operated the bus; the bus company operating the bus may be liable either as the employer for the driver or for some other negligent act; and, the company responsible for bus maintenance may be liable. Bus accidents may be the result of overzealous bus drivers trying to stay on schedule or the negligence of other motor vehicle operators. Whatever the cause or causes of the bus accident, the victims need an experienced personal injury lawyer to investigate the cause and to pursue the parties responsible.
NO FEE IF NO RECOVERY
If you have been injured in a bus accident contact attorney Robert A. Strauss for a free consultation. Your claim will be handled on a No Fee if No Recovery basis. If you would like to discuss your claim with Mr. Strauss, please email or call toll free at (800) 991-8688.
Mr. Strauss serves clients from the areas of St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles, Farmington, Troy, Fredericktown, Potosi, Owensville, Hillsboro, Warren County, Jefferson County, Franklin County, St. Francois County, Washington County, Lincoln County and most other cities and counties within the State of Missouri.