Car and Bus Collide on Atlanta Highway
Recently, a car and bus collided on Atlanta Highway, sending at least a dozen people to the hospital. The accident occurred when the car failed to yield to the bus as it turned towards the Georgia Square Mall. The accident occurred at around 5:30 p.m. on Friday, February 12. According to police reports, 12 people were transported to the hospital. This included five passengers from the vehicle and seven from the bus.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, close to three hundred fatal bus crashes occurred in 2013. This number has been decreasing annually. On average, intercity buses account for about 13 percent of all fatal crashes, while 41 percent involve school buses and 33 percent involve transit buses.
Buses are large commercial vehicles that hold the potential to inflict considerable damage. Bus passengers are also at risk when a car acts in a negligent manner to cause an accident. At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, our law firm represents the victims of bus accidents, including bus passengers and car passengers. We fight to see that our injured clients obtain compensation from the at-fault party responsible for their injuries, which could include the bus driver, bus company, car driver, or another negligent party.
Bus Accident Litigation Can be Complex
Bus accidents are not easy cases to litigate. They will often involve multiple responsible parties who may be at fault for the accident. Potentially liable parties include, but are not limited to:
• The bus driver
• The bus company
• Bus equipment manufacturers
• Other drivers who behave negligently
All bus accident victims will require the assistance of an experienced commercial vehicle accident lawyer who understands how to handle the complexities so often involved in these cases. Your commercial vehicle accident attorney will assist in investigations of the crash to uncover whether negligence played a role in the accident. In the event one or more parties behaved in a negligent manner, your attorney can then assist you in filing a claim against the at-fault party or parties involved.
There are numerous potential causes of bus accidents. Some causes include, among others:
• Poor weather conditions
• Driving in a reckless manner
• Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
• Improper bus maintenance
• Dangerous roads
• Defective bus equipment
Anyone injured in a bus accident should consult with an attorney right away. An attorney can examine the facts and circumstances of what happened and then take the necessary steps to protect your rights.
Put Our Law Firm's Over 35 Years of Legal Experience to Work For You Today!
If you have been injured in a commercial vehicle accident, you should be eligible to seek compensation from the truck driver or trucking company responsible for the accident. The Georgia Commercial vehicle Accident Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, assist accident victims in Georgia and in the Southeast. Our firm has over 35 years of experience that we will dedicate to your case and our attorneys provide a wealth of knowledge and compassion to enhance your ability to obtain a full recovery.
The sooner you act after your accident, the greater your chances of reaching the best possible outcome. As such, it is important that you seek the assistance of a licensed lawyer as soon as possible. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.