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Buses are a familiar sight wherever you are in the United States; Youngstown, Ohio is no exception. Whether school bus, greyhound, or WRTA buses, we are accustomed to having buses as part of Youngstown road traffic.
With 15,000 school buses in Ohio alone, traveling over 200 million miles per year, the percentage of bus accidents is fairly low. However, when they occur they are often deadly, due to the size of the vehicle and the number of passengers that can be involved.
When you or your family member have been involved in a bus accident and are suffering any number of bus injuries, you may be entitled to take action and regain compensation for medical attention and other ongoing losses. Our Youngstown bus accident lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick have experience in this area and can help you navigate the legal process. Call us today at (419) 324-8205 or use our online contact form to reach out.
Types of Bus Accident Injuries
Similar to other motor vehicle accidents, bus crashes can result in different types of injuries including:
There are many different types of buses including public transport buses and private charter buses, with the majority of buses owned or managed by schools or local governments. Often the buses are not equipped with adequate safety measures, such as airbags or seatbelts, causing further injury to occur. Collision with another vehicle is by far the most common cause of bus crashes in Ohio.
Sovereign immunity is a legal doctrine that protects the government from being sued. In Ohio, this means that the government, school district, or public bus system may have immunity from litigation which makes potential lawsuits more complex. Making claims with sovereign immunity can be complicated, which is why it is best to seek the counsel of an experienced bus accident attorney.
It is important to note that in the case of negligent bus crashes or accidents, Ohio does waive the sovereign immunity. Although you cannot sue a state employee, you can make a claim directly against the state or the state’s insurance.
Our Youngstown Bus Accident Lawyers Can Help You
Our skilled legal team at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can help you seek compensation for any personal injuries that you sustained from any bus accidents. With 11 offices throughout Ohio, we cover extensive ground. In addition to motor vehicle accidents and bus injuries, our diverse team of attorneys have skills in numerous other legal areas including wrongful deaths, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents.