Buses are a very common way of transport in Louisiana and are used by thousands of people each day. They are a convenient and environmentally friendly way to get about, but traveling by bus does carry a certain element of risk.

Whenever you step onto a bus, your safety relies mostly on the bus driver. We can feel safe and secure, but accidents do happen, and the consequences can be severe, possibly even more so than a typical car accident. There are more victims, more responsible parties, and injuries can potentially be much more dangerous because of the lack of safety equipment like airbags and seat belts.

The types of injuries which can be sustained in bus accidents are cuts and bruises, whiplash, fractures, severe head injuries, injuries resulting in brain damage, paralysis or loss of limbs.

If you have been involved in a bus accident, the first thing you need to do is call 911. Not only could there be a need for medical attention, but the accident needs to be reported so that a police report can be generated documenting the details of the crash. Get checked out by a doctor, even if you do not think your injuries are that severe. In most cases, the bus company will absorb the expense of your medical visit. Make sure to get tests for the back, spine, and head injuries. Often these injuries will not manifest symptoms until days or weeks later when it may already be too late to preserve your rights.

After a bus accident, it is also crucial to consider the legal aspects of your situation. If you have been involved in a car accident in New Orleans, you may want to consult with a lawyer who specializes in this area. Hire a Lawyer for a Car Accident in New Orleans can provide you with the necessary legal assistance. In case you have suffered any injuries, it is important to know the right time to claim for injuries in New Orleans. Claim Injury Time New Orleans has information that can guide you through the process.

If you were not wearing a seatbelt during the accident, you should be aware of the implications this can have on your case. No Seatbelt Accident provides insights on this specific situation. For those who have been involved in a bicycle accident, Bicycle Accident Statistics Orleans can offer valuable information. Additionally, if you have been a victim of negligent security in Louisiana, you should know your rights. Negligent Security Louisiana Rights can provide you with the necessary information to protect your rights.

If you can, document what you can at the accident scene. Then, contact an experienced, qualified attorney to help you with your claim. A bus accident claim is likely to be very complex, and you will want to have someone to help you to maximize your recovery.

In 2003, after being dissatisfied with the quality of legal care for victims of car accidents, Roderick ‘Rico’ Alvendia sought to establish a new firm focused on providing high-quality legal services to aid injured victims and their families. J. Bart Kelly, sharing Rico’s passion for upholding justice, joined the firm later that year, and established a partnership.

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