Lafayette Bus Accident Attorneys
Billions Won by Bus Crash Lawyers in Lafayette, LA
Buses are efficient forms of transportation that are capable of transporting dozens of people at a time for reasonable costs. However, when accidents happen involving buses, the same quality that makes them affordable also makes them incredibly dangerous. When a bus accident occurs, dozens of people are placed at risk of injury and, in the worst cases, death.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, bus crashes account for 11.9 percent of all fatal accidents on the highway. If you or a loved one were injured or harmed in a bus accident, Arnold & Itkin LLP can help you get back on your feet. Our firm has won hundreds of life-changing settlements and verdicts of $1 million or more, helping our clients get the resources and medical care they needed. With total results numbering in the billions of dollars, people know us as the firm that delivers. Arnold & Itkin will fight to make sure that at-fault companies and insurers are held responsible for your losses.
Call the Lafayette bus accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin today at (225) 412-6348 for a free consultation. We can discuss your legal and financial options while helping you take the next step.
The Benefits of Choosing Arnold & Itkin
- Billions of dollars recovered for clients
- Attorneys that have broken records with results in multiple states
- Many of our cases have seen results of at least $1 million
- We have been recognized for our work with prestigious legal awards
- Consultation is free, and you do not pay unless we win.
Causes of Bus Accidents
Bus crash injuries are caused by a variety of factors. However, each of these factors have one root cause: negligence. When bus companies, car drivers, or manufacturers act (or fail to act) out of negligence, they place the lives of passengers and other motorists risk.
Common factors that cause serious bus accidents include:
- Distracted drivers
- Improper driver training
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Poor bus maintenance
- Negligent driving
- Lack of safety restraints
School Bus Accidents in Lafayette
Lafayette has gained a reputation for its school bus accidents in recent years. In fact, so many accidents happened between 2015 and 2018 that the Daily Advertiser did a report on them in April of 2018 after a school bus veered off the road.
The news outlet found the following statistics for bus accidents in Lafayette:
- There were 28 bus accidents in 2015
- In 2016, the number of accidents spiked to 81
- In 2017, the accident number was at 69
- At the time of the report, 18 accidents had already occurred in Lafayette
After a comprehensive review of these accidents, it was found that driver error was the most common cause of them. It was determined that a lack of adequate training was the source of many of the errors made by school bus drivers in the Lafayette area. This means that inexperience places students of Lafayette, and all who share the road with school buses in the area, at risk of serious injury.
Bus Accident Injuries
Buses are large vehicles, making them hard to stop once they are moving at speed. Adding to the danger of buses is the false sense of security they give riders. Often, bus passengers do not wear safety restraints as they would in an average-sized automobile. These factors combine to create serious injuries when an accident occurs.
Common school bus injuries include the following:
- Burn injury
- Orthopedic injuries
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Neurological injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Blunt force trauma
Call Lafayette Bus Accident Lawyers Today
Those that own and operate buses are responsible for protecting the dozens of people that trust them with their lives on each trip. Recovering damages after a bus accident can be a complicated process due to the various companies, governmental bodies, and insurance claims present in a serious bus accident.
If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a bus accident, you do not have to face this difficult time alone. The Lafayette bus crash attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP have the experience to fight for the compensation you need after a bus accident. You may be able to get compensated for medical bills, lost wages, diminished future income, and other hardships with the help of an experienced lawyer. Our approach as won billions of dollars for clients, and we will use the same approach to fight for your recovery every step of the way.
Call the Lafayette bus accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin today for a free consultation at (225) 412-6348. Our team is ready to help you recover during this difficult time.