Many of us ride public transportation regularly. Here in Louisville, Transit Authority of River City (TARC) gets many of us to and from work, school and our daily errands. We trust that these buses will safely get us to our destinations and back again but the truth is, they’re just as susceptible to collisions as every other vehicle on the road. When the bus crashes and you’re on it, you can suffer a life-changing injury.
Injuries you Can Suffer in a Bus Crash
Whether you’re on the bus, standing at the bus stop, walking on the sidewalk or in another vehicle when the crash occurs, you can suffer a variety of injuries. These injuries include:
- Soft tissue injuries like sprains and strains;
- Broken bones;
- Traumatic brain injury; and
- Spinal cord injuries.
Additionally, you can suffer complications like excessive blood loss from a cut or paralysis from a spinal cord injury. Your physical injury can also cause you to experience mental and emotional trauma, which can manifest as depression, anxiety or panic attacks.
Who is Liable for Public Transportation Injuries?
In personal injury law, “liable” means “responsible for paying for victims’ losses.” The party whose negligence – in other words, their failure to act in a reasonable, safe manner – causes an injury is the party liable for the victim’s losses related to the injury.
When a victim is injured because of a bus driver’s negligence, the bus company is liable for their losses. This includes government entities that operate bus fleets.
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