Car wrecks are one of the most common types of serious accident in Georgia and across the U.S. Thankfully, there are many car accidents where no one is seriously injured. However, car accidents involving large vehicles, like buses, are usually worse than your average car wreck. Because of the size and weight of a bus it has the potential to do a lot more damage to a smaller car. In addition, buses often carry passengers so there are a lot more people involved in the accident to potentially be hurt.
A recent bus accident in Exeter, NH involved a school bus and 2 cars. The cause of the accident is still being determined, but it is believed that the bus crashed into the first car as it was making a turn. The driver of one of the cars was found seriously injured and trapped inside his car. The emergency crew had to cut the man out of his car using the Jaws of Life.
Luckily, there were only 4 students on the bus and they only suffered minor injuries. In situations where the bus is full of passengers, there is the potential to be dozens of injuries in a bus accident. The bus driver was unharmed as well. This is a somewhat typical situation in accidents involving buses. Even if the car wreck was caused by the bus, since buses are bigger and sturdier than cars, the bulk of the damage is usually going to be to the car.
If you are riding on a bus that gets into an accident and you are injured or if you are hit by a bus and suffer injuries, make sure you know your rights. The Berry Law Group wants to make sure everyone knows that bus accidents can lead to serious injuries that take weeks to recover from or, in some cases, are permanent. You should not be left alone in paying your medical bills and suffering from lost wages and pain. For more information on bus accidents, see our Bus Accident page or give us a call.