HSR Hamilton Bus Accidents
Buses are largely thought to be to be among the safest vehicles on the road, but this certainly does not mean that they are immune to accidents involving pedestrians, cyclists or other vehicles. When HSR bus accident do occur, other motorists and pedestrians of often incur very serious injuries. Busses are large, heavy vehicles on the road that carry a serious accident risk. Just like any other Hamilton car accident, there are many causes of bus accidents — only the crashes are usually more serious due to the sheer size and weight of buses. Did you know that a typical, fully-loaded HSR bus can weigh over 40,000 pounds, while an average car weighs about 3,000 pounds? Because of the size disparity and the basic laws of physics, any collision between a bus and car, person or cyclist is likely to result in serious, and even fatal, injuries.
If you or a loved one was injured, or a family member has lost their life due to an accident involving HSR or public transportation, please give us a call and tell us about your situation. As Hamilton personal injury lawyers, we have the expertise, experience and knowledge needed to get you the trial verdict or settlement that you deserve. Filing a successful claim against HSR can be confusing, complicated and can be risky to do so without the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer. Before you sign any paperwork pertaining to the accident, please give us a call. It is important you have a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer review all paperwork you are provided.
What causes Bus Accidents?
The HSR drivers’ union says newer HSR busses have large blind spots that place pedestrians at risk and may have played a role in recent collision injuries. Blind spot in busses are not only common in Hamilton, but has been the subject of debate in many other cities across Canada. Other reasons that cyclists, pedestrians and other vehicles are hit by HSR buses are:
- Driver fatigue
- Driver impairment by medication
- Driver impairment by alcohol or drugs
- Driver impairment by marijuana
- HSR bus speed – driving too fast
- Busses not adjusting to bad weather
- Bus Blind Spots
- Left Turns
Take Action Following an HSR Accident
HSR accidents often have devastating consequences for cyclists, passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers who are struck by a city bus. Serious injuries can create financial issues for victims, as well as for the friends and family members of those catastrophically injured and killed. Without income, there will be problems paying the mortgage, rent or other expenses or shared expenses that were previously paid by the victim. Families can be left unsure of the what to do or where to turn to. We often help accident victims that suffer:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Serious Orthopedic Fractures
- Burns and Scarring
Compensation can be recovered for pain and suffering, past and future income or wage losses, future health care services required that OHIP does not cover, dependency or shared family expenses losses, as well as care, guidance and companionship and advice of the deceased family member.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident involving HSR, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side. Our Hamilton personal injury lawyers have are happy to provide a free, no obligation consultation at your convenience. Give us a call at 905-333-8888, fill in a contact form or speak to our live chat operator 24/7 to discuss you’re your legal options and how we can help.