Articles Posted in Bus Accidents

What-To-Do-If-Youre-In-a-Bus-Accident-300x150In August 2021, a Fulton County Superior Court jury awarded a woman $250,000 for her injuries while riding a Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) bus on Peachtree Street in Atlanta. The injuries occurred when the bus driver came to a sudden stop and the woman alleged that the bus driver negligently tailgated and failed to maintain an appropriate lookout and safely operate the vehicle. 

While we often think of bus accidents involving crashes that cause damage to other vehicles, the truth is that bus accidents can also happen during ordinary moments of operation. Always make sure you hire an experienced Atlanta bus accident lawyer for help pursuing a bus accident claim.

If you sustained serious injuries or your loved one was killed in a bus accident in Atlanta, you are going to need legal representation. The Law Offices of Slappey & Sadd, LLC represents individuals injured in all kinds of bus accidents.

a model of a human spineIn many accident cases, the people involved feel “fine” immediately afterward. A day or two later, they’re still stiff and sore. Sometime after that, they start experiencing significant pain. In those situations, many people worry that they cannot pursue a claim since they didn’t seem injured at the time of the accident. Fortunately, this is not the case – you can still pursue a claim even if your injuries were not immediately apparent. 

Delayed Injuries Are Very Common

Thanks to the safety features that are standard in modern vehicles, many people are able to literally walk away from a car accident. Unfortunately, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you weren’t injured. The tremendous forces exerted on your body in a car accident can result in serious injuries that aren’t always immediately apparent: 

A Coach BusBuses can be a great way to get to where you need to go. Unfortunately, they can get into an accident just like any other vehicle on the road, which can result in serious, life-threatening injuries for their passengers. If you’ve been injured as a passenger in a bus accident, you need to understand the basics of your claim and how to get the compensation you need. 

The bus accident attorneys at Slappey & Sadd know how to hold bus drivers and bus companies accountable for your injuries. If you’ve been injured in a bus accident and need someone on your side, contact us at 888-474-9616 to schedule a free consultation today.  

The Hazards of Being a Passenger on a Bus

Children getting on a school busBelieve it or not, it’s that time of year when kids return to school. This means more traffic during rush hour and school buses traveling our roads. While it can be an exciting time of year, it’s important to recognize the potential dangers. 

The personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd have been helping accident victims in the Atlanta area and across the state of Georgia since 1992. No matter what kind of accident you’ve been in, we have the experience and knowledge to help you get the compensation you deserve. If you’d like to discuss your case with one of our personal injury attorneys, call us at 404-255-6677 or visit us online to schedule a free consultation.  

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