What to Do After You Have Been Injured in a Georgia Bus Accident
Riding on a coach bus is fun and convenient. Coach buses are much more comfortable than cars. They provide several amenities that make traveling relaxing, especially when covering long distances. Bus companies, like airlines, operate differently from each other. You and your loved ones should not assume that every bus company in operation is reputable and has an excellent safety record. Buying a boarding pass does not guarantee safe passage.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) posts information on its website about the safety record of all federally licensed coach bus companies. The FMCSA encourages people considering taking a trip to research the bus line first before booking a ticket.
Unfortunately, even the bus companies with an outstanding track record of safety experience crashes. Understanding what to do in a bus crash can help save your life and the lives of the people with whom you travel. The first step you should take when boarding the bus is familiarizing yourself with the emergency exits and how they operate. You should also know if the bus has only one door or operates two doors. Additionally, look for signs designating the location of fire extinguishers. Lastly, the FMCSA recommends that bus passengers wear seatbelts with lap belts if the bus has them. Following that advice could keep you from suffering a severe injury or dying in a bus accident.
Remember that bus drivers are not infallible. Bus drivers can grow fatigued while driving. Furthermore, bus drivers may be under the influence when driving. The FMCSA encourages bus passengers to call 911 and ask for help if they believe their driver cannot safely operate the bus.
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