Need an Injury Lawyer for a Kentucky Bus Accident?
Every year in Kentucky, many innocent victims sustain injuries or lose their lives in catastrophic bus accidents. There are many types of buses running on the roads of Kentucky every day, such as school buses, Greyhound buses, metro buses, and more. When you have been injured as a passenger on a bus, you may wonder what you can do. Perhaps you never saw the accident coming because you were chatting with your friends, reading, or some other activity. You trusted your bus driver to take you from one place to another without accident, but now it’s too late and you’ve been left with serious injuries. Bus accidents are a harsh reality for people in Kentucky every year, and we can help.
Buses are common carriers. Common carriers are means of transportation that take people from point A to point B for a fee every year. Drivers of common carriers such as buses, trains, and planes have a high duty of care to passengers to ensure that they get from one place to another without sustaining injuries. Unfortunately, though these drivers have a duty to protect their passengers, every year people are involved in serious accidents due to the negligence of drivers. If a driver does not protect you at all costs, you may have a case.
Bringing Your Case For Compensation You Deserve
You’ve been injured in a bus accident and you want to hold a driver negligent for your serious injuries. Common types of compensation in these cases include things like medical bills, costs relating to rehabilitation, lost wages when you have missed time at work, emotional suffering, and so much more. You may even be able to receive something known as punitive damages, which are meant to punish a driver when they have acted especially negligent. These damages are meant to give you the compensation you deserve and punish the driver for their negligent behavior so that these accidents can be prevented in the future.
Negligence occurs in many ways when it comes to bus accidents. Perhaps there was a dangerous condition present on the bus, such as a step that needed fixing or brakes that are not working to the best of their ability. Maybe the bus driver has done nothing to correct the issue and puts your life in the line of danger by taking you from place to place. Perhaps the bus company hired a driver that has no previous experience as a bus driver or has an extensive criminal history, including traffic records. As you can see, there are many entities who could play a role in your case and be held liable.
Sometimes, however, a bus is actually owned by a government agency, which means that your case could become especially complicated. When it comes to government accident claims, you may have to meet stricter deadlines than your typical statute of limitations or name certain parties in your petition or else you will be barred from bringing a claim. Government agencies enjoy protection at times through something known as sovereign immunity, which means that you may find it is very hard to compensate in your case unless you have the help of an attorney on your side.
When it comes to your accident case, we care about your claim and want to help you in your time of need. If you have seen your bus driver act negligently in your case and believe that you and many others deserve compensation after your accident, we want to hear from you. Give us a call as soon as possible so you can receive compensation for things like medical bills, lost wages, and more.