Long-Term Impact of Bus Accidents
In a city where many people rely on public transportation to get around, it is imperative that the driver and company responsible for the bus use the utmost caution to ensure the safety of the passengers. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and collisions can occur. Many bus accidents occur due to the negligence of the bus driver, speed, or when they fall asleep. As a result, victims can sustain serious injuries.
Physical injuries are very serious, often resulting in long-term medical treatment, rehabilitation, and more. Damaged spines, fractured bones, torn tendons or ligaments, severe bruises, and cuts are some of the obvious injuries by the victims of the accident. This victim may be permanently disfigured or scurried from scrapes, burns, or fiscal fractures.
Surgery is often the main remedy. Brain injuries are not often obvious during such incidences, but they can arise later, meaning medical attention should be sought immediately. Bus accident victims may be entitled to recover compensation for the suffering, pain, or harm for the suffered losses.
Emotional damage succumbed by the accident victims are more often than physical injuries. Because emotional trauma affects the quality of life of a person, they are often difficult to endure. Few things in life can be more terrifying than feeling helpless or trapped in your mind after the occurrence of a bus accident.
In many cases, the horror doesn’t end when the bus halts. The trauma from the accident can prevent the victim from ever getting on a bus again or fearing to operate a vehicle due to the potential of a crash. Panic can also be triggered when everyone wants to get out of the bus concurrently.
Because of the emotional and physical injuries, bus accident victims can suffer significant financial losses. Two main financial losses may be recovered on behalf of bus accident victims.
- Medical Bills – When the victim of a bus accident suffers emotional or physical injuries, medical care is imperative.
- Future and past lost wages – When a victim of a bus accident gets injured, they are often unable to work.
Our Baltimore personal injury lawyers at Murphy, Falcon & Murphy are respected in the community and have the knowledge to handle legal matters effectively and thoroughly. We address every loss experienced by our clients as well as fighting for the proper compensation bus accident victims deserve.
Call us today for a free consultation and discuss your potential case with us.