At the bare minimum, the public transportation system owes its passengers a safe, peaceful medium between their departure and destination. If your or someone you know have been injured or otherwise harmed in a bus accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The expert personal injury attorneys at our firm will ensure that those responsible for your accident will be held liable for their actions.
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The First Step
In order to win your personal injury claim, we must determine who was at-fault in the accident (i.e. who is responsible for the damages). Often times, the following factors regarding bus accidents are at play:
- Bus driver fatigue from driving too many hours
- Bus driver error, such as running red lights, failing to yield right-of-way, etc.
- Aggressive driver behavior, such as speeding, rapid lane changing, failing to signal, etc.
- Distracted driving
- DUI (Driving under the influence)
- Inadequate inspection and maintenance, which leads to mechanical malfunctions
Despite recent technological advancements in the field of public transportation, thousands are still injured annually in accidents involving common carries. Common carries are defined as entities that transport passengers and/or goods at set rates on regular routes. These entities are required by law to provide their passengers with the following:
- Safely transporting passengers to their destinations
- Providing a safe space for passengers to enter and exit the bus
- Protecting passengers from harm, including harm by other passengers
- Maintaining the safety of all active vehicles
- Screening and properly training employees
Common carriers that fail to provide their passengers with these conditions may be held liable for ensuing damages.
Contacting a personal injury attorney is paramount to winning your claim. As your representatives, our firm will gather and preserve evidence that supports your claim, including (but not limited to):
- Damage to involved vehicles
- Bus driver log books
- Bus black box data
- Driver cell phone data
- Witness testimony
- Other physical evidence at the scene, such as skid marks, gouge marks, and yaw marks