Westlake Bus Accident Lawyers

Tucked away in a tiny corner of southwestern Louisiana, Westlake is home to a giant 18-hole golf course and comfortably close to our 1100 acre Sam Houston Jones State Park. All of us can take pride in our cozy little community and the big opportunities it offers.

But bus accidents can happen anywhere, whether we’re far away or close to home. With that in mind, we’d like to discuss what all of us can do to stay safe around these large, powerful vehicles.

Bus accidents are more common than you might think

Those who have never experienced a bus accident may not be aware of how common these mishaps are. So let’s start by looking at the facts:

  • A study conducted by the University of Michigan estimates that about 63,000 buses are involved in accidents each year.
  • The average annual number of bus-related injuries tops 14,000. That works out to almost 40 busing accident victims every day across the country.
  • Common causes of bus-related accidents include drowsy or distracted drivers, poor weather conditions, unaddressed road hazards, and cars, or other vehicles veering into the bus’s path.

Now that we’ve examined the scope of the problem, let’s consider ways to keep ourselves safe from bus accidents and the harm they inflict.

Three tips for staying safe around busses

There are some common-sense steps all of us can take to reduce our odds of suffering a bus-related injury. These include:

  1. Staying alert at all times: Each year, thousands of people are injured or killed because they weren’t paying attention to the surrounding environment. Your odds of being hurt increase dramatically when buses or other large vehicles are close by. So keep an eye out for what’s going on around you.
  2. Using care when boarding or getting off a bus: Make sure the vehicle comes to a complete stop before approaching it or getting out of your seat. Watch out for the swinging door and any objects in the aisle.
  3. Give buses the extra room they demand: The sheer size and power of a bus means that you should steer clear of it unless you’re planning to climb on board.

Sometimes all the caution in the world can’t keep you safe. In that case, it’s good to know that Bart Bernard is here to help. His knowledge and experience can make a world of difference to your recovery and wellbeing.

How to choose the right attorney

Having the right legal representation is essential for obtaining the compensation you deserve. But it’s up to you to choose the right bus accident lawyer. Here’s what to look for:

  • Experience: For example, Bart Bernard Injury Lawyers have been helping accident victims just like you for over 20 years.
  • Track record: They have also recovered millions of dollars for their clients over the years. Those are the kinds of results that inspire confidence.
  • Values: You need attorneys who are tough on the other side but fair with you. Again, that’s how this firm stands apart from the crowd.

Contact the Bart Bernard team of Westlake bus accident lawyers

Contact us today to arrange your free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.

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