The passenger or family member putting someone on board a bus is placing an extreme amount of trust in the bus driver. It is your right to expect the bus driver to be professional and responsible to the passengers, and others. They should take their responsibilities seriously and do everything possible to avoid an accident. Statistical evidence shows that bus drivers are at fault in the majority accidents.
The cause of bus accidents whether public transportation or a charter bus often result in serious injuries or death.
The Causes of Bus Crashes
- Improper maintenance
- Dangerous roadways
- Defective products
- Improperly trained drivers
If you were a pedestrian or passenger on a bus that was involved in an accident or collision, whether the bus is a private charter or public transportation bus they have the responsibility to provide the “utmost duty of care”. When the bus company is negligent the injured victim has the legal right to file a claim for negligence, per se, or per quod, holding them responsible for their lack of care.
The bus driver crash is due to negligent behavior or avoidable errors as the cause of the accident. Passengers that injured or the family of a member that has died as a result of bus driver negligence or error face devastating consequences as a result. Much to the chagrin of punk insurance adjustors, the bus accident attorneys of Ehline Law firm are dedicated to assisting our clients in successfully obtaining the maximum amount of compensation possible. Our attorneys use all the legal resources available that will be effective for our client in litigation, while protecting your rights.
Bus Driver Liability
Annually there are many bus accidents, in which the bus driver did not take their duty to the passengers as seriously as they should. Driver neglect can include failure to pay attention to the road, which can lead to a collision with another vehicle, an object or pedestrian. It can also cause the need for the bus to swerve or another vehicle or an abrupt lane change and some bus crashes happen if the bus driver is driving at too high of a speed for weather conditions. A report by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Administration showed that the majority of devastation occurred due to poor judgment, speeding, inattention and driver distraction, in some cases this was coupled with fatigue or other influences. As a result of these types of accidents, at the National Distracted Driving Summit, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration introduced new rules that prohibit bus drivers and truck drivers from texting on the job. Their evidence shows a probability of increased bus crashes due to cell phone use and other distractions.
Bus Accident Victim Legal Protection
The bus accident attorneys at Ehline Law specialize in protecting the rights of the bus crash injury victim or the family of a member that has died. Our attorneys are leaders in bus accident injury and wrongful death litigation. Ehline Law Firm PC, is dedicated to holding the negligent or careless bus driver accountable for letdown, injuries and death of passengers, pedestrians. We have the skill and necessary resources to hold them responsible. To speak with our experienced bus accident attorneys contact our personal injury lawyer at 888-400-9721 to learn about recovery of money for things like central nervous system damage, caused g-force impact from rear-end car accidents, or on a freeway passenger bus, or some other uninsured motorist (UM), or underinsured motorist (UIM) claim(s).