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Types of bus accidents that occur in America;
- School Bus
- Cross-Country Intercity Bus
- Motor coach
- Mass Transit Bus
- Van-Based Bus
- Other types of Buses
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Buses involved in fatal crashes has gone down from 370 in 1978 to 257 in 2015.
Bus accident injuries have decreased as well in the last 20 years from 32,000 cases being reported to 24,000 in 2015. When you consider that there were 685,503 buses registered in 1995 and in 2015 there were 888,907 buses appear to be getting safer. Moreover, when you combine those facts with total miles traveled 6,420,000 in 1995 to 16,230,000 in 2015, the results are compounded. However, this does not change the fact that bus accidents still happen.
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Bus accidents are typically complicated to litigate, numerous accountable parties may be at fault, including:
- The operator of the bus
- The owner of the bus
- Bus equipment companies
- Other negligent motor vehicle operators
- Municipalities, if public transportation
BUS ACCIDENT CAUSES
Why Bus Accidents Occur
- Driving under the influence
- Reckless driving
- Poor weather conditions
- Defective bus equipment
- Bus not maintained properly
- Poor road maintenance
When an motor vehicle accident involving a car and a bus happens, the results can be;
- pain and suffering of multiple people
- large medical bills for everyone involved
- untold property damage
- loss of income for the individual in the accident
When buses and truck collide, the combined mass of both vehicles as well as the velocity at which they are moving will almost always cause even more disastrous destruction to both vehicles and people.
What Do You Do if You Are Involved in a Bus Accident?
Bus accidents are unexpected, distressing occurrence. Even if you have not suffered bodily injury, there may be post traumatic stress that needs to be treated.
As a result of the bus accident, you or your loved one may be entitled to compensation for;
- pain and suffering
- medical bills
- lost wages
If death occurs, the accountable driver may also face criminal charges for wrongful death.
The professional attorneys at USAttorneys.com offer informed legal counsel and representation. They are going to fight for your legal rights and help you obtain all of the damages you deserve under the law.