Megabus is an affordable and convenient way to travel around the country from Chicago, but recent safety concerns have led many people to question whether the money saved by choosing Megabus is worth it. Over the past six months, there have been four major Megabus accidents heading from Chicago, most of which were not too far from our city in Indiana. All of these accidents have led to serious injuries to innocent passengers.
Most recently, a Megabus accident en route from Chicago to Atlanta sent 19 passengers to the hospital. The double-decker bus crashed into a stopped semi-truck, causing a chain reaction that damaged two other cars. Despite the company’s claims of safety and adherence to proper regulations, the news of a Megabus crash every few months has made many wonder about the hiring and training of staff, as well as the overall safety and maintenance of their fleet.
While over 360 million people in the United States take buses like Megabus every year, only about 20,000 are injured in bus accidents. This proportion is much lower than in regular cars. In fact, according to the Transportation Research Institute, only about 63,000 buses are in any kind of accident every year, including fender benders. Overall, buses are a very safe form of transportation, and accidents are rare.
With statistics like these, along with evidence from recent crashes, it is not difficult to believe that some negligence has been involved with this recent rash of Megabus accidents. In fact, several victims of these crashes have successfully filed lawsuits against Megabus to cover the bills and pain and suffering associated with the crashes. If you have been in a Megabus accident, you too may have a claim with the help of an experienced Chicago bus accident lawyer.
If you have been injured in a bus accident due to the negligence of the driver or the bus company, you may deserve compensation to help you heal. Call the Chicago bus accident lawyers at the Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. today for a free consultation on your case at (312) 236-2900. We have the experience and resources necessary to go up against large bus companies like Megabus and get you the settlement that you deserve. We will never charge you a cent until your case is won.