Buses are an economical and environmentally friendly form of transportation for St. Louis commuters. They are also imperative to parents of students who rely on them to get their children to and from school every day. As buses are what the public transportation industry refers to as "common carriers" and since passengers often pay to be transported, the operators are held to extremely high standards for the high level of responsibility they hold.
When buses are involved in accidents, there is a good chance that passengers will sustain injuries as most buses do not provide safety restraints. Some only have metal poles, grab rails and people standing during transportation - these can cause serious injury upon impact and can leave victims suffering catastrophic injuries as a result of the accident.
Inclement weather, poor road surfaces, operator negligence, faulty equipment, as well as other vehicle drivers on the roadways, can all be contributing factors to cause bus collisions. If you or a loved one has been involved in a bus accident, it's important that you have a skilled St. Louis personal injury lawyer representing you to aggressively seek maximum compensation for any pain and suffering, losses and expenses you sustained due to the accident. This compensation is especially importation if the accident prevents you from being able to maintain a normal work schedule, resulting in lost wages.
Public transportation companies, whether government-run or privately owned, employ attorneys to deal with accident and injuries cases that occur while passengers are riding in their vehicles. Experience in dealing with these types of situations is a must; the lawyers at the Onder Law Firm are knowledgeable and proven in assisting clients in this area of personal injury practice.
If you have been injured in a bus accident, contact a St. Louis bus accident lawyer to discuss what you may be entitled to.