As a society we rely on public transportation every day of our lives to get us from place to place safely. It is crucial to the lives of a consistently growing amount of Americans. Since 1995, public transportation has increased by 35%, and in 2011 alone Americans took 10.4 billion trips using public transportation. When we step onto a bus we expect to be delivered safe and sound to our destination. Unfortunately, this does not always occur and accidents happen through the fault of human error or neglect. According to the US Department of Transportation, in 2011 242 people lost their lives in bus accidents and 13,000 more were injured.
Common reasons for these accidents include:
- Aggressive driving
- Driver fatigue
- Driver intoxication
- Driver Incompetence
- Poor bus maintenance
A death or injury from an accident can have drastic effects on the lives of the victims and their families. A death or injury almost certainly entails lost wages and financial strain for the victim and their families, and it may include extensive pain and suffering. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, do not hesitate to contact an attorney. Anthony J. Macri has over 30 years of experience in the field and will fight tirelessly on your behalf so that you and or your family receive the financial compensation that you need (Anthony Macri on Trying Cases). He has successfully represented countless clients who have suffered from bus and other vehicular accidents. For an ally in the courtroom, contact Anthony J. Macri at 973-538-6200