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Strong Advocates for Bus Accident Victims in St. Louis

“What if you got hit by a bus?”

This common hypothetical is all too real for the victims of bus accidents in St. Louis and surrounding communities in Missouri and Illinois. If you or a loved one was hurt in a bus accident it is important to have an attorney on your side capable of taking on the insurance companies, mass transit entities, local governments, or school systems that stand in the way of the full compensation you deserve.

Common Causes of Bus Accidents

A bus driver is responsible for the lives of every passenger on their vehicle, whether the passengers are elementary school children, commuters, or senior citizens. With people constantly moving on and off the bus, there are many distractions that can affect a driver’s ability to stay focused on the road. However, if they act negligently, even for a moment, the results can be catastrophic.

Some of the most frequent causes of bus crashes are:

  • Distracted driving
  • Inattentive driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Inadequate bus maintenance
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Improper hiring practices such as failure to conduct background checks
  • Failure to adjust to weather conditions such as wet or icy roads

When operating a vehicle that lacks air bags, seat belts, and other safety features, any one of these can result in catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones and fractures, scarring and disfigurement.

Put The Hayden Law Firm St. Louis Accident & Injury Lawyers on Your Side After a Bus Accident

We will work to identify the cause of the accident, find all responsible parties, and pursue the full compensation you need now and for the rest of your life.  We will not be intimidated by insurance companies, government entities, schools or others who try to leave you holding the short end of the stick. Contact us today for a free, no-risk consultation.