Thousands of Americans are hurt or killed each year in all manner of bus accidents. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, in 2011 alone, well over 20,000 people were injured and another 254 were killed nationwide in a wide variety of accidents involving buses. Because of their immense size and weight, buses can be particularly dangerous when involved in accidents with smaller passenger vehicles.
Injury Law Central has personal injury attorneys who specialize in the wide array of bus accidents that occur on Southern California, Los Angeles or Orange County roads and freeways. Determining the cause of a bus accident is the first step in establishing liability against the company. In many cases, both the driver and the company that employs him or her will be at fault, making both of them responsible for your injuries and damages, whether you or your relative was on the bus or was struck by the bus.
The El Dabe personal injury attorney specializing in bus accidents know that while a vast number of factors and conditions can cause or contribute to a bus accident, the most common causes include:
- Driver Fatigue;
- Driver Inattention;
- Driver Error;
- Aggressive Driving;
- Poor Bus Maintenance (bald tires, worn brakes, etc.); and
- Mechanical Failure
Injury Law Central Lists the Most Common Bus Accident Injuries
Be it Orange County, Los Angeles or anywhere in Southern California, bus accidents can result in a range of injuries. From relatively minor bumps, bruises and scrapes to more serious injuries including broken bones, internal injuries and yes, even death, the El Dabe person injury attorneys understand the nature of these incidents. When larger, heavier vehicles collide with smaller, lighter passenger cars, the results for the passengers of the smaller vehicle can be tragic. Injury Law Central highly recommends that people involved in bus crashes or rollovers should seek immediate medical attention to ensure that no life-threatening injuries have been sustained. Then call us right away.
If you or a loved one has been involved in any manner of bus related accident, contact the El Dabe Law Firm experts right away so we can assist you!