Bus Accident Injuries
Statistically, bus accidents far less often than car crashes, though when they do happen, they tend to get more attention than other types of accidents, and they tend to cause more severe injuries.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), about 16,207 buses were involved in 15,978 crashes in 2015, killing 295 people and injuring 16,983 more.
The injuries resulting from these crashes are as varied as the accidents themselves. However, some types of injuries are commonly seen in bus accidents including:
Broken bones and soft tissue injuries are the most common injury in all vehicle crash types, not just buses, and these can be some of the hardest to heal, repair, and live with. Bones sometimes ache long after a fracture has healed and soft-tissue injuries can take an extended period of time to heal, and still may not allow the injured passenger to return to their normal life.
If you have been hurt in a bus crash, having to worry about medical costs, bills, daily living costs, and supporting yourself and your family will only slow recovery and healing. Fortunately, financial compensation may be available to you for your injuries, suffering, lost wages, and other damages. Fill out the form for a free consultation and learn more about how to recover compensation for your injuries and losses.