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Bus Accidents

Both commuter and school bus accidents are becoming an increasing problem across the country. The growth of our cities has resulted in increased congestion on our roads and highways. As a result, commuters are choosing to utilize various forms of mass transit. The more people use buses as their main source of transportation, the more we see a rise in the number of injuries and deaths resulting from bus accidents. In addition, buses are also used to carry our children to and from school. Millions of our elementary and secondary school children ride school buses twice a day. Because many of these buses do not have proper restraint systems or seat belts, thousands of children are injured each year in school bus accidents.

Factors contributing to bus accidents include:

As with any accident, bus accidents may result in various injuries or maybe even death.  Those injured may include pedestrians, bicyclists, people in other motor vehicles, or passengers of the bus itself. Injuries from such an accident can leave the victim unable to work and with mounting medical bills.  It is important to seek legal counsel after a bus accident to assure that your rights are respected by the bus company or government agency responsible. Contact the law offices of Gordon Elias & Seely, L.L.P. so we can discuss your legal options. Fill out out form or Call toll free at 800 - 773 - 6770! Personal losses from a bus accident may include medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, disfigurement, emotional distress, or death.

There are many complex issues and procedures involved with bus accidents. When dealing with a bus accident, there are state and federal guidelines that apply to common carriers. All common carriers, no matter what state they are in, may be responsible for personal injuries to passengers. The bus carrier must have the necessary equipment and a reasonable degree of training and skill to carry out the transportation of passengers. In order to insure that all the possible concerns are addressed, legal representation is a necessity.

The Fatality Analysis Reporting System FARS and the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) gathered information determine the number of busses and trucks implicated in accidents. 
According to the Preliminary National Crash Facts:

  • There were 12,498 Buses and 136,438 Large Trucks involved in non-fatal crashes
  • There were 6,709 Buses and 54,961 Large Trucks involved in injury crashes
  • There were 15,297 injuries in crashes involving Buses and 80,752 injuries in crashes involving Large Trucks
  • There were 5,789 Buses and 81,477 Large Trucks involved in tow away crashes
  • There were10 Buses and 2,231 Large Trucks involved in Hazmat (HM) placard crashes

Have you or someone you know been involved in a bus accident? If so, contact one of our experienced bus accident attorneys at Gordon Elias & Seely, L.L.P.

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