If you were injured in an accident involving a bus, the Kishish Law Group can help. Our team of experienced lawyers and staff can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free and confidential case evaluation by calling us toll free at 1 (888) 402-5552 or by filling out our contact form.
Though buses are frequently thought of as safer than driving your own vehicle, bus crashes that injure and kill passengers and other drivers are still too common. In a 2015 report on large trucks and buses, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration found that 295 people were killed and 24,000 injured in bus accidents, both numbers increases over the previous year. One study in the Journal of Safety Research found that when bus accidents were compared to car accidents per million miles driven, buses may only be slightly safer than cars.
Bus drivers have a responsibility to their passengers and the public. Filing a personal injury lawsuit may help you pay for medical bills or other expenses associated with your injury and may help keep dangerous drivers off the road.
Can I sue over a bus accident?
Yes, if the driver or company was negligent. Buses are "common carriers," meaning they charge a fee to transport people or goods. Common carriers have a duty to prevent foreseeable harm to their passengers and the public. Some common ways the carriers may breach that duty to prevent harm include:
- Inadequate training
- Driver fatigue
- Driver intoxication or distractedness
- Failure to perform maintenance or defective equipment
One study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute that analyzed fatal bus accidents found that nearly 26% of accidents involved bus driver error and almost 40% of drivers involved in these accidents had previous accidents or violations on their record.
Because many common carriers are part of the government, unique statute of limitations can apply to these cases. If you were injured in a bus crash, it is important to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible to secure your right to sue.
Do I have a bus accident lawsuit?
Thousands of people are injured and hundreds killed in bus accidents each year in the United States. The Kishish Law Group is committed to getting you and your family the compensation and justice you deserve. Our experienced lawyers and staff will walk you through the legal process and determine whether you have a case in our free and confidential case evaluation. Contact us today by filling out our contact form or by calling us toll free at 1 (888) 402-5552.
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