Bus Accident

If you’ve been involved in a bus accident, Cappuccio & Cappuccio have you covered. We have plenty of experience with bus accidents, and know that they can cause all kinds of problems for those involved.

Bus Accident Representation

If you're a victim of a bus accident, we have your back!

After being involved in a bus accident, there are many issues that you could be facing. Some are very minor, while others can be quite serious. You may be entitled to compensation, and deserve the best help you can get.

When you come to us at Cappuccio & Cappuccio, you're getting over 70 years in experience. We've had many cases involving bus accidents and are well equipped to help. If you've been in an accident give us a call at 401-596-7042 today!

Rhode Island Bus Accident Attorneys

Here at Cappuccio & Cappuccio we do everything we can to get you the compensation that you deserve. We have tons of experience with these types of cases, and are happy to give you the help you deserve.

When you choose Cappuccio & Cappuccio to handle your case, our lawyers are here to help you:

  • Get the treatment you need to get better.
  • Gather medical records related to your car accident injuries.
  • Prepare your case for trial if you don’t receive a fair settlement offer for your injuries.
  • Look into the cause of your car crash.
  • Consult with wage loss experts to help calculate future economic damages.
  • Negotiate with the insurance company to help you get maximum compensation.

Common Types of Bus Accidents

Because size of buses and the large amount of passengers they hold, accidents involving them can be quite serious. There are also many different kinds of bus accidents, due to the wide variety of buses. 

There are:

  • School Bus Accidents

Plenty of children ride the bus to and from school everyday. Usually things go smoothly and they arrive at their destination safely. However, there are some instances where this isn’t the case. Here at Cappuccio & Cappuccio we are here to fight for any victim in said accident.

  • Public Transit Accidents

Like school buses, many people rely on public transportation on their way to work or some other destination. There are times where things don’t go as planned and an accident occurs.

  • Freight Bus Accidents

There are some buses that are just responsible for transporting cargo. This can lead to some serious accidents because of the weight of the goods.

  • Charter/Private Bus Accidents

Even though private and charter buses are considered to be a premium, they are still sometimes involved in accidents. These accidents can cause serious damage or injury.

Massachusetts and Rhode Island Bus Accident Laws

Here at Cappuccio & Cappuccio, we are well are that Rhode Islanders are not confined to just the roads of Rhode Island, it is important to us that you know the different laws in the State of Massachusetts. We are here to answer any questions you may have about the Massachusetts or Rhode Island laws, just give us a call at 401-596-4072.

Types of Bus Accident Injuries

Bus accidents can cause a wide variety of injuries. When you come to us at Cappuccio & Cappuccio, we can help get you the compensation you need for any injury you have sustained. Because of the wide range of accidents, there are a wide range of injuries, such as:

-Arm and Leg Injuries

Injuries to the arms and legs tend to be pretty common in accidents. They can be very serious because they can impact your ability to do everyday things like walking.

Some common types of arm and leg injuries are:

  • Cuts, scrapes, and lacerations
  • Skin burns
  • Abrasions and avulsions
  • Contusions (bruises)
  • Infection caused by skin puncture
  • Blood clots
  • Aneurysm in the shoulder, arm, or leg
  • Deep vein thrombosis (a common cause of pulmonary embolism)
  • Muscle damage
  • Gangrene (dead tissue)
  • Limb infarction/ necrosis
  • Nerve damage
  • Broken fingers or toes
  • Broken arm or leg
  • Severed arm or leg
  • Surgical amputation subsequent to injury

-Back Injuries

Back injuries are no joke. Your back is a very important part of your body whether you realize it or not. Injuries to the back can leave you in constant pain and can make easy things difficult. 

Common back injuries include:

  • Sprains or torn ligaments
  • Herniated discs
  • Strains or torn muscles
  • Spinal cord injuries

-Brain Injuries

The brain controls everything happening in the human body. Serious damage to your brain can mean serious damage to your life. Some injuries are more serious and damaging than others, but nothing involving the brain should be taken lightly.

Different types of injuries to the brain include:

  • Concussions
  • Contusions
  • Diffuse anoxal injury
  • Intracranial hematoma
  • Parietal lobe injury
  • Temporal lobe injury

-Chest Injuries

The chest is a part of the body that is commonly injured in bus accidents. It also includes vital organs such as the heart, lungs, and liver.

Chest injuries caused in accidents include the following:

  • Strained muscles
  • Broken, bruised, and fractured ribs (including incomplete fracture)
  • Sternal fracture (fractured breastbone)
  • Internal bleeding
  • Ruptured spleen
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Myocardial contusion (bruising of the heart)
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Punctured or collapsed lung
  • Respiratory distress
  • Flail chest
  • Tracheobronchial injury
  • Sepsis subsequent to chest injury

Organs that could possibly be damaged due to chest injury are:

  • Larynx
  • Trachea
  • Esophagus
  • Thymus
  • Lymph nodes
  • Pleura/ pleural space
  • Bronchus
  • Diaphragm
  • Liver
  • Gallbladder
  • Stomach
  • Pancreas
  • Kidneys
  • Pulmonary artery

-Head Injuries

Obviously, when people think of the head, they think of the brain. But there are many different kinds of head injuries that you can sustain in an accident.

When in a bus accident, you can suffer injuries to:

  • Ears
  • Eyes
  • Nose
  • Jaw and Teeth
  • Face
  • Skull

-Neck Injuries

Neck damage is one of the most common results of bus accidents. The force that can be the result of an accident is usually too much for your neck to handle. One of the most common injuries to the neck is whiplash. Whiplash can cause symptoms such as:

  • Pain that worsens with neck movement
  • Limited range of motion
  • Impaired ability to drive
  • Difficulty performing daily tasks at a normal pace
  • Stiffness in and around the neck
  • Headaches
  • Tenderness in the shoulders, arms, upper back, and lower head
  • Fatigue
  • Frustration
  • Dizziness
  • Tingling or numbness in the arm
  • Blurred vision
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Lower back pain
  • TMJ/ jaw pain
  • Poor concentration and memory problems
  • Poor sleep
  • Depression

Other neck injuries include:

  • Disc injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Neck trauma involving traumatic brain injury
  • Neck sprain
  • Cervical dislocation
  • Nerve root damage
  • Neck fracture
  • Hyperextension
  • Lacerations, scrapes, or burns affecting skin on the neck

-Pelvis Injuries

The pelvis is a bony structure that makes up your hips. Pelvic and abdominal injuries are common in motor vehicle accidents, and because of their proximity, they often occur together. 

Different pelvic injuries include:

  • Pelvic fracture
  • Broken pelvis
  • Compressive pelvic injury
  • Pelvic contusions (bruising)
  • Back pain caused by pelvic injury
  • Hip fractures
  • Injury to the area(s) around the pelvis

Injuries involving the abdomen are:

  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Intestinal injury
  • Stomach injury
  • Gallbladder injury
  • Colon injury
  • Pancreas injury
  • Liver injury
  • Kidney injury
  • Bladder damage
  • Hernia
  • Muscle/ tissue damage
  • Blunt abdominal trauma
  • Hematoma
  • Abdominal abscesses
  • Blood clots
  • Cuts, scrapes, or burns on abdominal skin
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Abdominal compartment syndrome

If you have suffered, or think you have suffered any of these injuries due to a bus accident, give Cappuccio & Cappuccio a call at 401-596-4072 today!

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