Tour Bus Accident Injuries
Taking a bus on a tour of a new place is an enjoyable way to spend a weekend and see some fun new things. However, as a tragic recent accident in Mexico showed, tour buses can lead to horrendous accidents – causing injuries or even death to many people. If you or a loved one was injured or even killed in an accident involving a tour bus, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP today.
Tour buses are typically large buses which carry dozens or close to 100 people and chauffeur them around a usually-popular part of large cities or various points of interest. Some of these buses are merely used to transport people from one spot to the next, while some buses are open to the air and the elements and take people on a rolling tour throughout the city or town which they are located in (think Duckboats in Boston).
Tour bus companies exist and thrive based on traversing many miles for many hours every year on the roads. Any such enterprise carries with it the risk of harming its customers – in this case passengers – through accidents and mishaps which occur every day.
The difference – and what would make the difference in a personal injury claim against a tour bus company – is if the driver of your tour bus engaged in negligent behavior which resulted in a crash or other situation that resulted in an injury.
Perhaps a tour bus driver was driving while too tired, and fell asleep behind the wheel. Maybe they were driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, putting their passengers’ lives at risk. Perhaps they unnecessarily slammed on the brakes out of anger while in traffic, resulting in a passenger flying forward and becoming concussed after colliding with another passenger or a fixture of the bus.
In any of the aforementioned cases, our personal injury attorneys would have a good case to make against the tour bus driver in a claim for damages, which could result in you receiving financial compensation to help pay for your medical expenses or recover funds you miss out on from being unable to work due to a stay in a hospital or at home while recuperating from your injury.We hold negligent drivers accountable
A tour bus driver – regardless of what kind of tour company they work for, or where in the country they operate – has a heightened responsibility to ensure the safety of their passengers during a tour. It may be easy to become distracted if the driver is also giving the tour, and this practice in and of itself may be negligent behavior – as a driver should be focused on a safely driving only.
If a driver engages in risky behavior or makes a critical mistake due to negligence, and passengers are injured, we will hold that driver and the tour bus company accountable to the full extent of the law.
Our team of professional attorneys have spent over 50 years practicing law in Boston and the greater Boston area, so we have plenty of knowledge about advocating on behalf of our clients who are injured, and we also have knowledge of tour bus incidents – specifically with the Duckboats and trolley companies which operate within the city limits daily during the nice weather months.
We take an individualized approach to our personal injury claims, ensuring that we take the proper time to listen to your unique situation so we can take the most personalized and effective approach to crafting a legal strategy right for you, and only you.
Call us for a free consultation today at 617.492.3000 or toll-free at 800.481.6199. We are available 24/7.