Buses, whether tour, city, or school buses, are large, heavy vehicles on the road that pose a significant risk of an accident. Because of the sheer weight and size of the larger vehicle, bus crashes are often more serious than car accidents.
When an individual is injured, or their property is damaged in a bus accident, or a family member is lost in a fatal crash, it is important to figure out what caused the accident and who is responsible.
Common Causes of Bus Accidents
Determining the causes of bus accidents is crucial because it determines who will be held legally liable for a crash victim’s losses, which may include pain and suffering compensation, as well as additional medical expenses and wage loss benefits.
One of the first things the experienced attorneys will do during your lawsuit’s discovery identifies the cause of the bus accident that caused your injuries.
- Bus company negligence
- Driver negligence or reckless driving
- Weather or road conditions
- Blind spots
- Left turns
- Another driver
Another driver’s negligence may also contribute to a bus crash. With so many drivers on the road, and especially with the rise in distracted driving, another driver could break the law and cause a major bus wreck.
Take Help of a Bus Accident Lawyer Today
Of course, driver errors are not always the fault of the bus operator; they can also be the fault of other road users. Another road user, for example, maybe inebriated and swerve into the route of the bus.
Other drivers may also cut the bus off, forcing it to brake or swerve, all of which can cause an accident. If you or someone you care about is involved in an accident, it is important that an investigation be conducted to determine the exact causes of the accident.
In some circumstances, multiple negligent parties may exist, greatly complicating an already difficult claim filing process. Victims of bus accidents may have a case for wrongful death or personal injury claim. The experienced lawyers who will give you legal advice can help determine if the bus driver, bus company, parts manufacturer, or another entity was careless or negligent and may be held responsible.
An expert bus accident lawyer with extensive experience litigating cases for those injured in these types of crashes can get you the help you need, including benefits to pay medical bills and lost wages, as well as a settlement that reflects the total value of your injuries.
Lives can be turned upside down in an instant, leaving you feeling lost and unsure of what to do next if you are injured in a bus accident. Khashan Law, a Southern California personal injury law firm, is here for you for the best legal advice!
Call 951.461.2387 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced bus accident lawyer if you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident. Bus accident victims are represented on a contingency fee basis by Khashan Law.