Hurt in a Mississippi Bus Accident?
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Buses have become a common form of transportation in Mississippi, particulary in urban areas where there are many commuters. Additionally, the majority of schoolchildren are transported to school via school buses. Although buses have become safer and more advanced over time, they are still at risk for involvement in accidents due to their large size, slow steering capacity and delayed breaking time. And, unfortunately, bus accidents often result in fatalities due to the large number of people involved.
Common bus accidents involve public transportation buses, private chartered buses, school buses, and shuttle buses. If you have been injured in a bus accident, you can likely recover damages from the party responsible for your injuries. You should first contact a qualified Mississippi injury lawyer at the Williamson Law Firm who can assist you in filing a claim against the responsible party.
Accidents Involving Public Transportation Buses
If you have been involved in a public transportation bus accident, you may be able to bring an action against the governmental entity who owns the bus. However, the regulations governing lawsuits against state and local governemnts are stringent and have varied time and filing requirements. To ensure that you comply with all applicable filing and time limitations, you should immediately contact a Mississippi accident attorney whois familiar with local rules and personal injury accidents.
Accidents Involving Private Charter Buses and Shuttle Buses
Private bus companies are held to a higher standard than public transportation because they are considered "commercial carriers" under the law. As a result, you can likely recover compensation from the bus company that caused your accident.
School Bus Accidents
The majority of children rely on school buses as their primary form of transportation to and from school every day. Unfortunately, most school buses lack seatbelts or any other restraint system. As a result, every time a school bus is involved in an accident, chances are that multiple children will be injured. Approximately 12,000 children are injured each year in school bus accidents and some school bus accidents even result in deaths.
At The Williamson Law Firm, we understand that protecting your children is the most important thing a parent can possibly do. If your children have been involved in a school bus accident, you are likely scared and angry. Don't let the school system or bus driver get off easy after injuring your child. You should contact an attorney who can help you bring an action against the school system to compensate you and your child for any injuries suffered.
Experience that You Can Trust
If you have been injured in a bus accident, regardless of the entity responsible for maintaining the bus, you have the right to bring an action to recover compensation for your injuries. Contact a Mississippi personal injury attorney at The Edward A. Williamson Law Firm today to discuss your accident. Our attorneys are truly concerned for our clients' wellbeing and strive to do everything we can to help you recover from your accident.