When a driver is distracted, the chances of a collision skyrocket. And when a bus driver, responsible for the safety of passengers and surrounding vehicles alike, is distracted, the chances of a lethal collision become much higher. Licensed bus drivers are working, and if they’re distracted while driving, they’re not paying attention to the responsibilities of their job. Hinkle Law Offices, P.C. can help you get compensation if you or a loved one has been injured by a bus driver’s distracted driving.
What is Distracted Driving?
Most often associated with cell phone use behind the wheel of a car, distracted driving is a relatively new term. It can be more broadly defined as any activity that pulls a driver’s attention away from the road. For bus drivers, this is especially dangerous—they are driving a much larger vehicle that requires more time to stop and more space to turn. If they’re distracted while driving, the results can be fatal.
Bus drivers provide public transportation, usually on behalf of a government entity such as a school district or public transportation bureau. And if they’re distracted while driving, not only are they failing to handle their job responsibilities, they’re putting the very public they’re serving at risk. There’s no reason for you to pay the price for that kind of negligence.
Fighting for You after Distracted Driving Accidents Happen
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident caused by the bus driver’s distracted driving, you shouldn’t have to carry the financial burden. Lost wages, medical expenses, property damage and your pain and suffering all put great stress on you and your family. You shouldn’t suffer for a bus driver’s negligence. Hinkle Law Offices, P.C. can help you get the compensation you deserve.
We’ll go to work for you, helping you built the strongest possible case and handling the legal intricacies that are involved when the responsible party is a bus driver. Contact us today and schedule your free initial consultation to get started!