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Bus Accidents

James Michael Shaw

Due to higher costs in gas and a explosion in the population of our American cities, there has been a large increase in road and highway traffic. More than ever commuters and travelers are using public transportation at the highest rate ever. As a direct consequence of this rise in use, the number of injuries and death resulting from bus accidents is now higher than ever. If you or a family member has been injured or kllled call our Law Firm at 800-862-1260.

Common Safety Issues With Bus Accidents

The use or non-use of seatbelts is a common problem with bus accidents. This is a major concern with over 24,000,000 elementary and secondary school children being transported to and from schools, most without seatbelts.

Bus Accident Statistics:
  • There are 30,000 commercial buses in the United States
  • There are 4,000 motorcoach companies
  • There are on average 360 million bus passengers each year ,
  • Passengers travel 28 billion combined passenger miles on buses each year.
Public and Private Buses

If you or someone you know has been injured in a school bus, passenger bus, passenger van, tour bus, Greyhound Bus, Interstate Bus or shuttle bus accident, help is a click away. Public and private buses also have accidents that result in passenger injuries. If you were injured as a passenger on a bus, you may have extra incentive to seek reparations for your injuries. Because buses are "common carriers," their legal responsibility for their passengers is higher than the negligence duty owed by the bus company to drivers of other vehicles and pedestrians. If you or a family member has been injured or kllled call our Law Firm at 800-862-1260.

Bus Accident Injuries

Bus accident injuries can turn your life upside down. You and your family deserve to be compensated for your experience as quickly and comprehensively as possible. Do not even think that the bus company will help you and do not waste time hoping they will. Pick up the phone now, for legal time constraints can terminate your case if too much time passes after the accident. If you or a family member has been injured or kllled call our Law Firm at 800-862-1260.

Types of Bus Accidents - Are the Most Common Type of Bus Accident

15 person passenger vans are especially prone to devastating accidents. These large vehicles are often used to transport church groups, school or university students, businesses and other organizations. Be aware that with all of the passenger weight in a fully loaded van along with the gear will raise the center of gravity and shifts it rearward. This shift in weight increases the likelihood of a rollover. The rollover situation has become so dire that many insurance companies have dropped coverage on these vans. In 2001, the U. S. Department of Transportation issued a warning regarding the use of 15-passenger vans, stating that these vehicles had an increased risk of rollover under certain conditions and reinforcing that fact that drivers have to be extra vigilant while operating these vehicles. In June 2004 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, issued a new warning that the risk of a rollover crash increases greatly when 10 or more people ride in one of these vehicles.

Public Bus Accident:

Since most City Buses are operated as a public entity, claims for damages are more complicated because of the government entity involvement. You need an attorney who understands the complexities associated with bus accidents. If you or a family member has been injured or kllled call our Law Firm at 800-862-1260.

School Bus Accident:

Tragically, 12,000 children are injured each year in school bus accidents. If you or your child has been injured in a school bus accident, you may be able to file a claim against the bus company or the owner of the bus to receive compensation for your suffering. These losses may include everything from medical expenses to pain and suffering and emotional distress. Protecting your children is one of the most important jobs in the world, and it should always be treated as such. If you or a family member has been injured or kllled call our Law Firm at 800-862-1260.

Shuttle Bus Accident:

Shuttle Buses are a convenient way to get to your destination while traveling, but utilizing these vehicles does not come without risks. Because of the size and shape of a shuttle bus, there are many more opportunities for collisions with other vehicles - and those accidents can cause more serious injuries. Though the speed of shuttles is usually less than that of other large vehicles, the awkward shape and frequent stopping can create dangerous blind spots on the road. If you've been hurt in a shuttle bus accident, don't let any more time expire before seeking rightful reparations for your injuries. The companies that manufacture shuttle buses and the companies that utilize them need to be held responsible for preventable injuries and death. If you or a family member has been injured or kllled call our Law Firm at 800-862-1260.

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