With stressful traffic jams and the price of gasoline soaring, public transportation is becoming an increasingly popular method of transportation in Colorado. According to Denver Public Transportation Statistics, almost 24,000 people in Denver use public transportation as a normal part of their daily lives. Unfortunately, due to the large number of passengers on a bus, when a bus crash happens-it can be very serious. If you have been hurt in a bus or motor coach accident in Colorado, The Bendinelli Law Firm can help you. An experienced bus accident attorney can help you get compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
In Colorado, people use buses to commute to work or school, go skiing, visit casinos or take scenic tours and enjoy the beautiful mountains. Unfortunately, as the number of buses on the road increases, so does the risk of an accident. Every year bus accidents cause unnecessary suffering, injury or even death. In 2008, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported that in 11,000 crashes involving a bus or motor coach, 24,000 people were injured. The laws regulating a bus accident are different than crashes involving passenger vehicles. For example, a bus is known as a common carrier. “Common carriers” owe their passengers a duty of care for their safety and protection. While the safety standards may be stricter for buses or motor coaches, you are at risk of crash if the driver has not been trained properly or is fatigued. If you have been in a bus accident, it is important that you contact an experienced bus accident attorney at The Bendinelli Law Firm as soon as possible. Additionally buses are often operated by federal, state or municipal entities. In Colorado, the majority of buses are operated by the Regional Transportation District (RTD) a local government entity. Therefore, the bus driver may be a government employee and the bus may be a government vehicle. If you are a victim of a bus or train accident, you must take legal action in a specific period of time. This is usually shorter than the time limitations in most motor vehicle accident cases. The government will aggressively defend a bus accident so it is vitally important that you contact a Colorado bus accident attorney right away. The Bendinelli Law Firm will make sure that the insurance company and the bus company is treating you fairly.
Contact the experienced bus accident lawyers at The Bendinelli Law Firm today for a free and confidential consultation.