Accidents involving buses are well-known for causing serious injuries and, in some tragic cases, death.
Driving a bus requires exceptional skill, and the harm caused by driver negligence can be tragic. Injuries sustained in bus accidents are frequently catastrophic, as passengers are not afforded the protection of air bags and rarely use seat belts. Bus roll overs and collisions with other motor vehicles can claim the lives of dozens in just a few short moments, or leave survivors to cope with life-threatening injuries.
Common causes of bus accidents:
- Distracted driving
- Improper driver training
- Improper maintenance of the bus
- Following too close
- Improper lane changes
- Running a red light or racing through a yellow light to avoid stopping at a red light
Hundreds of millions of Americans ride some type of bus each year, travelling over 28 billion miles. Due to rising gas prices and traffic, more people are opting to take Metro Transit buses. Many hotels and airport shuttle companies use passenger vans to shuttle passengers between the airport and hotels or other destinations. Greyhound and Tour Bus Accidents can ruin a vacation. In a charter bus accident you are away from home which can add to your confusion and increased stress. Hundreds of thousands of children ride school buses every year to get back and forth to school. School buses do not use seat belts but are designed to protect children in the case of an accident. Unfortunately, an average of 19 school-age children die in school transportation accidents each year and approximately 12,000 children are injured.
Koreatown Injury Lawyers, Mark Waecker and John Denove understand the devastation an bus accident can cause to a victim and the victim’s family.
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