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Of all of the different forms of transport available to Americans, buses are, statistically, among the safest. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), bus crashes represented less than one percent of the motor vehicle crashes that killed people in 2006. About two-thirds of these accidents involved collisions with other motor vehicles, and a third were rollovers and pedestrian crashes.
When buses actually get into accidents, though, the results can be disastrous. Often, it is because bus companies, schools, and transit agencies do not ensure proper harnesses or provide safety measures in general.
When you load your children onto the school bus or get on the bus for your own transit ride, you are trusting the bus company and the bus driver to transport you and your loved ones to your destination in one piece. One of the last things you would expect is to become involved in a bus crash. It is a sad fact that bus accidents happen. The absence of standards and proper safety measures is only one part of what makes buses potentially unsafe.
According to NHTSA, about a hundred pedestrians are struck and killed by buses every year in the U.S. This is due, in part, to the fact that bus routes constantly run close to the curbs and through densely-populated areas with pedestrians. In addition, bus drivers generally have restricted vision because of the significant size of their vehicles and their restricted posterior vision. Statistics indicate that other motor vehicles are more likely to hit the side of the bus, suggesting a problem in vision when changing lanes.
In the case of school buses, impatient motorists who are frequently distracted can result in an unpleasant crash involving helpless children if they do not stop for a school bus when its red lights are flashing. The average school bus weighs over 10,000 pounds and is far more likely to suffer fatal rollover crashes than the average automobile. If bus drivers and other drivers fail to use sufficient caution, a daily commute could turn into a wrenching tragedy. Our Bus Accident Attorneys are available 24/7. Call now to discuss your situation with an attorney at (866) 240-2414.
Bus Accident Compensation Claims
In the wake of a bus crash, the effects can be physically, emotionally, and financially devastating, not just to passengers aboard but to loved ones. Our legal system has procedures to ensure the costs of bus accidents are borne by the person who is responsible rather than by the innocent victims and their families. Individuals injured in the use of bus travel, and their families, can seek monetary compensation for their losses.
An experienced bus crash attorney from our national network can help you assess the merits of a personal injury claim involving a bus crash to maximize the amount of money that you are awarded by the liable parties. Call our highly skilled bus accident lawyers today at (866) 240-2414 for a FREE, NO-obligation case review, or fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form.
As a result of ever-increasing roadway congestion, coupled with the expense of maintaining a car, an increasing number of people are turning to mass transit as the main means to travel. Buses transport about 360 million passengers per year, covering 28 billion miles in total.
In line with an increasing number of commuters using buses as the primary means of transport, there is an increasing number of injuries and deaths following bus crashes. There are nearly 50,000 bus crashes every year, with more than 20,000 injured victims and an average of 40 fatalities. Despite the risks associated with buses, the accessibility of bus travel has kept buses on the roads in alarming numbers.
The amount of buses on the road leads to many different types of buses, and associated accidents, which may occur. The three most common types of bus accidents are school buses, cargo buses, and transit buses. Often, school buses are filled with rowdy students that might not follow all the safety precautions they should while riding in the bus. This makes school bus accidents extremely dangerous.
It is critical for the school buses and potential drivers to undergo thorough inspections and monitoring, as well as for there to be a supervisor in charge of the school bus, in order to ensure safety standards are maintained at all times. Because of this necessity, freight bus accidents are a regular occurrence on our highways. This is because the heavy load being hauled makes it difficult to maneuver a bus. It is crucial for a trucking coach driver to be alert and alert, as well as obey the rules of the road at all times.
Finally, cargo bus crashes are yet another dangerous form of bus accident due to a higher probability of fatalities. So many people ride buses for their daily commutes in and out of town, and transport buses are packed to capacity most days. Any complications with the machines, parts or drivers could result in catastrophic accidents. To prevent injuries and other damages, bus companies must take strict quality measures at all times.
Unfortunately, those are not all of the types of bus accidents that you might become the victim of. Suppose you were injured or suffered damages in a bus crash, whether as a passenger on a bus, pedestrian, or occupant or driver of another motor vehicle involved in the crash with a bus; you may be entitled to monetary damages for your injuries and expenses as part of a lawsuit against the bus company or the bus driver.
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