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Bus Accident Attorney

Did you know that more than 283 people are killed and 24,000 injured annually in bus accidents in the US? While other vehicles get into accidents more than buses, it is important to note that 360 million people take the bus annually and there are more than 450,000 school buses on the road every single day carrying our children. The statistics on bus accidents injuries and deaths are very alarming because a bus usually takes a lot of people and when an accident occurs, most of those people will be injured.

What is a Bus Accident and what are the Causes?

A bus accident happens when a bus gets into a collision with another vehicle, veers off the road or crashes on its own causing injuries or death to the driver and passengers and destroying property. Though it is impossible to avoid an accident all the time, here are some of the causes of accidents all over the world;

Failure to see an oncoming vehicle because a bus has a lot of blind spots.
Lack of proper training as a bus driver.

Over-speeding.

Poor bus maintenance and distractions from passengers.
Fatigue and driving under the influence.

What Type of Injuries Occur in Bus Accidents?

Most often than not, passengers in buses don’t wear seatbelts so when there is an accident they are thrown into the front seats, walls or windows. The most common injuries that occur after such impact include whiplash, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, brain injury, dislocation, abrasions, and concussions. Besides the physical injuries, accident victims will also suffer emotional trauma, lost wages and costs associated with treatment.

Who is Liable for Bus Accidents?

There may be several parties responsible for any bus crash, and it is imperative to hold someone accountable as soon as possible because of future lawsuits or insurance. Liability might fall on the driver if gross misconduct is proven or even the company that owns the bus if the accident was caused by a malfunction. It can be difficult sometimes to assign blame to one party, and a bus accident attorney can help the victim apportion liability to all the parties responsible.

Importance of Retaining a Personal Injury Attorney

Although most accident claims are filed via insurance companies, it is essential for a victim to have their very own bus accident attorney. Insurance companies are in the business of avoiding payouts so they will try everything to get out of the lawsuit by using your statements and other loopholes against you. Hiring our accident attorney is crucial for several reasons:

1. Investigation: Bus accidents are complicated, and it is not always clear what caused the accident. A bus accident attorney can examine everything about the bus, mechanical issues, and driver’s condition at the time and even have experts dig out everything they can find about what happened so they can build a strong case against the insurance company.

2. Handle the complexities. Claims regarding bus accidents get very complex because there may be more than one party who was liable and many victims. Only a good accident lawyer would know how to navigate through all that legal mess so that the victim does not feel overwhelmed or coerced out of a settlement.

3. Assign fault correctly. It is critical to assign blame to the right party, but more often than not, you will find several parties at fault. Our bus accident attorney will be able to prove who is liable so they can pay or appropriate the blame to several parties so full compensation is reached.

Contact Our Bus Accident Attorney

If you have been involved in an accident in California, it is crucial that you contact the bus accident attorney at Dahdah Law to represent you and start an investigation immediately. The trauma of being in an accident is immense, and you will need an educated friend to fight for your legal rights and hold your hand throughout the process, contact us today.

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