Bus Accident Accident
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately three hundred fatal bus accidents occur annually. In bus accidents with no fatalities, the damage to property and the cost of severe injury and disability is high.
A bus accident can leave victims with devastating, life-altering injuries. Charter bus companies have a responsibility to ensure that the passengers on their buses arrive to and from their destination safely. These tour buses should be extremely safe, especially considering the high rate at which high schools and colleges utilize tour buses to carry students to sporting events, field trips, and other events. Federal law requires buses/bus companies to provide a high level of safety to their passengers and when this is violated, causing you or a loved one harm, they need to be held responsible.
When bus drivers and/or bus companies are the cause of an accident, the bus company is liable to all injured parties and the families of any parties that lost a life as a result. Our bus accident attorneys have the experience, investigators, and experts needed to get you the compensation deserved after suffering an injury as a result of a negligent bus driver or bus company.
Common Bus Accident Injuries
Bus accidents cause many different types of injuries, often severe or even catastrophic. Common injuries passengers suffer when in a bus accident include:
Common Causes of Bus Accidents
- Driving recklessly
- Poor weather conditions/visibility
- Defective bus equipment
- Improper bus maintenance
- Dangerous roadways
- Bus driver fatigue
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
How Our Bus Accident Lawyers Can Help You
Bus accidents can be complex to litigate. Multiples responsible parties may be at fault, including:
- The bus driver
- The bus management company
- Bus equipment manufacturers
- Other negligent drivers
- Government entities, if a public bus
As soon as you contact our commercial bus accident lawyers we will answer your questions, advise you on the best practices to follow after the accident, and begin an investigation into the accident.
Our investigation of the accident includes obtaining the following crucial facts about the bus accident:
- Finding the electronic control module (black box) for the bus and getting the information that is on it
- Finding any GPS equipment that was on the bus and getting the information that is on it
- Obtaining a copy of the driver’s log book, which will show how many hours the bus driver was on the road and if there any violations of state and federal laws, as well as prove the driver’s condition at time of the accident
If you or a loved one has been injured or lost a life after riding a tour bus that crashed, being hit by a charter bus while walking on the street, or driving/riding in a car that was hit by a commercial bus, our bus accident lawyers can help you. Please, contact us immediately so we can begin gathering the facts needed to get you the compensation you deserve. Our bus accident lawyers are on-call 24/7, offer free consultations, and you never pay fee unless we win your case and even then you will never pay money out of your pocket, we will be paying you the money you deserve.
Please, call toll free at 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation. We have offices in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Scranton and will travel to you.