Bus accidents occur frequently in the United States. Every year, thousands of people are killed or seriously injured in bus accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 300 fatal bus crashes occur every year throughout the country. Bus accidents usually cause damage to property, severe injury, disability, or even death.
Common Causes of Bus Accidents
The following factors often lead to bus accidents:
- Bus driver fatigue
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Distracted driving
- Driving errors (failing to observe traffic, speeding, etc.)
- Poor weather conditions
- Poor maintenance of bus equipment or parts
- Overloaded buses
- Rowdy passengers
The injuries that can arise from a bus accident are often extremely traumatic, and may include bone fractures, brain injuries, burns, permanent scarring, or disfigurement, and even death.
What To Do If You Are In A Bus Accident
A bus accident can result in devastating injuries, to both passengers riding on the bus and any pedestrians or motorists in the path of the bus. If you were involved in a bus accident, you should contact the bus accident attorneys at Torero Law immediately. Our compassionate and experienced attorneys will help you persevere through this difficult time, and we'll work diligently to get you the compensation that you deserve.
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