Sandy Springs, GA Bus Accident Lawyer

When bus crashes happen, there can be a lot of destruction and havoc in their wake. Lots of people can get hurt in bus accidents because they are often full of passengers trying to get to their destination for the day. Worse still, those injuries can often be quite serious and require expensive, difficult, and lengthy medical procedures. All of this can leave victims of bus crashes feeling helpless and not knowing what to do.

That is where we come in. Our lawyers have handled bus accident cases before, so we know how to give you the best shot at getting you an appropriate damages award for your claim. We will work hard to build a strong case for you so that you can focus on recovering from any injuries you sustained and getting back to living your life.

For a free analysis of your claim from our team of bus accident attorneys, call Rice, Murtha & Psoras at the number (470) 287-3070.

Injuries from Bus Collisions in Sandy Springs, GA

Bus accidents can produce very serious injuries. While you may think that explaining exactly how you were injured is not important to your case, it actually helps our bus accident lawyers in a couple of different ways. First, it helps inform the amount of compensation you request in damages. Second, it helps paint a picture of the accident and can help explain to the jury why you are asking for the amount of compensation you are, as well as being an actual, tangible consequence they can see of the defendant’s negligent actions.

Cuts and Puncture Wounds

When buses crash, there is a good chance that bits of glass and pieces of warped metal are going to go flying. All of these sharp objects going through the air have the potential to cut through a person or create puncture wounds. Cuts can cause nasty scarring, cut off smaller digits, and bleed a lot. They will almost always require stitching to heal, which may need to be removed later. Puncture wounds are actually much more dangerous for people because, although they may not always look as nasty as deep cuts, it only takes a couple of inches of penetration below the skin in order to hit internal organs and put someone in critical condition. Additionally, the nature of puncture wounds makes it harder to stop bleeding than cuts, so blood loss is a serious concern for those injuries.

Broken Bones

Getting thrown around inside a bus or having part of it fall on you can result in broken bones. All breaks will require a cast, splint, sling, or another immobilizing device in order to heal properly, while more serious breaks, like compound fractures where the bone breaks in multiple places, pierces the skin, or both may require surgery to heal properly. Additionally, there is a very good chance you will have to undergo strength training or adhere to a certain diet in order to regain strength in a broken limb that has atrophied from lack of use while recovering.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are caused by hard hits to the head that puncture the skull or otherwise damage the brain. All traumatic brain injuries have serious consequences. Even “mild” TBIs – more commonly called concussions – can lead to memory loss, mood swings, and sensitivity to light and sound. More severe TBIs have more severe consequences, which may include the loss of basic motor functions, paralysis, or even death.


Burns may not appear to be an injury associated with bus crashes, but they can happen. This is especially true if the bus gas tank catches fire or if the bus crashes into something flammable.

Damages in Sandy Springs, GA Bus Accident Lawsuits

When you go to court, you do so seeking damages to offset the effects of your accident. Damages are how courts try and get plaintiffs back to where they were before they were injured. Of course, depending on the nature of the plaintiff’s injuries, this may literally not be possible, so financial compensation is used as the next best thing. Damages can be divided into three main categories: economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages. Breaking down damages into these categories can help judges and juries better understand your claims and have a finer sense of why you should be awarded certain damages.

Economic Damages

Economic damages are based on things that have a tangible monetary value. Common items that fall under this category include the cost of medical care, property damage, and lost wages. You can show to the court that you are owed economic damages through evidence like bills, receipts, invoices, pay stubs, and other documentation.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are different from economic damages in that they are based on less concrete things. For example, you can get non-economic damages for pain and suffering, mental anguish, and emotional distress brought on by the accident the defendant caused. Those things are not going to have a paper trail denoting their value, so you will have to prove their worth with the assistance of our lawyers.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are different from economic and non-economic damages in that they are not meant to get you back to where you were but instead are meant to punish the defendant. You cannot get punitive damages in every civil case. You will have to prove that the defendant was more than just negligent in getting them, so you should talk with our attorneys about whether seeking them makes sense in your claim.

Let Our Sandy Springs, GA Bus Accident Attorneys Help You Out Today

Rice, Murtha & Psoras’s bus accident attorneys can be reached at (470) 287-3070 for free case reviews.