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At Hurt in Mississauga, we are committed to the success of our clients, and we strive to help them recover in every possible way. Should you work with the injury attorneys from our firm, you can be confident knowing you will have someone in your corner who is fully invested in your case.
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The Dangers of Public Transportation & Bus Accidents
No type of vehicle accident is free of consequences—whether only a few scratches are incurred or catastrophic injuries result. This is particularly true of bus accidents. Bus accidents are likely to result in injuries to the parties involved, and there are almost always many parties involved.
Passengers may sustain injuries due to the following:
- Lack of safety restraints
- Inadequately trained drivers
- Improperly maintained busses
- Negligent bus drivers
- Bus drivers under the influence
Bus mechanics can also contribute to accidents. Because these vehicles are so large, their brakes are under tremendous pressure and must be frequently examined and well-maintained. Unfortunately, many maintenance problems are ignored by bus operators so that the vehicles can continue their operations and not undercut company profits. Particularly when proper maintenance is ignored, additional stressors such as overloaded or crowded buses can cause or contribute to bus accidents and related injuries.
Why Injuries from Mississauga Bus Accidents Are Far Too Common
These injuries range in severity, although it is reported that there are fatalities every year that were caused by bus accidents throughout the GTA. These are far too common — especially when you consider how many communities rely on methods of public transportation to get around. Buses are not only used for the transportation of the community at large, but for students too.
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Factors in Serious Bus Accident Injuries
Despite the number of accidents, buses are not required to make any changes to their equipment to create a safer environment. It is not unheard of to travel on a bus that offers no seat belts. When there are “click it or ticket” laws all over the country, it doesn’t make sense to deny passengers the chance to buckle up on a bus. Bus safety advocates have another concern: Not only do the majority of buses today not offer seat belts to their passengers, but the roofs placed on most tour buses don’t offer adequate protection in case of a rollover, nor do the windows have the proper glazed covering. When involved in an accident, top-heavy vehicles like a bus can flip on the road. Without the proper strength in the roof or windows, the possibility of roof crush increases—leading to more severe injuries. There have been recent cases about the dangers of “party buses,” in which victims were killed by preventable circumstances. One instance involved a girl who leaned against the inside of the bus and fell out of the emergency exit—a door that is supposed to have a very specific lock on it to prevent accidental openings.
As a result of not requiring better safety equipment, thousands of people are being injured or killed every year and millions are put at risk.
How Are Other Cars, Bicycle & Pedestrians Endangered?
During a bus accident, not only are passengers in danger, the safety and well being of other car drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians on the road are jeopardized. While the large size of a bus perfectly serves the purpose of transporting many individuals at once, it also poses a problem for others on the road, particularly when it comes to an accident. There is a significant difference in size and weight when comparing a bus to a passenger vehicle. On the road, a bus could easily cause serious damage to the smaller, less heavy vehicle if they were to collide into each other.
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Unfortunately, recovering damages after being injured in a bus accident can be challenging. Many buses are owned or operated by government entities, making liability more complicated. Even if you have been injured on a privately owned bus, filing a bus accident complaint is nothing like dealing with the aftermath of a normal car accident. Deadlines to file required notices pass very quickly, often within days of the incident.
Almost immediate action must be taken to preserve a claim against the responsible party.
Hurt in Mississauga is prepared to help. We have successfully recovered millions in verdicts and settlements, and we know what it takes to successfully help you do the same. Bus accident victims should not suffer any more than they already have from their injuries, and we are here to make sure that everything possible is done to help prevent further pain and suffering.
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