Most of us have used public transportation, and for many, bus or rail travel is a daily occurrence. Whether public transportation is necessary to get you to work or to avoid parking at an organized event, we all expect public transportation to provide a safe means of travel. When those safety rules are violated and you are injured, you may need an attorney.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were 232 fatal bus crashes in 2017. This number includes school buses, intercity buses (motor coach), transit buses, and van-based buses. The bus accident statistics show more than 2,700,000 people injured in all bus crashes.
What are the common types of bus accidents?
Here are the most common types of bus accidents:
- Collision with other vehicles or motorcycles
- Collisions with pedestrians crossing rail tracks
- Collisions with pedestrians in crosswalks
What are the common causes of bus crashes?
Many factors and conditions and contribute to a bus accident. The most common causes of bus accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Aggressive driving
- Driver not paying attention
- Poor bus maintenance
- Unprotected left turns
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Unsafe lane changes
- Driving too fast or too close
- Cutting off other drivers
- Closing doors on passengers
- Taking off before passengers are seated
Why hire an attorney for a bus accident?
Some health care providers refuse to treat patients for injuries sustained in collisions.
Some health insurance companies refuse to pay medical bills for care associated with injuries sustained in collisions.
And hospitals can refuse to submit your hospital bill for payment by health insurance and file a lien for your bill with the county records department.
These are just some of the reasons you need an attorney if you are injured in a collision involving a bus or other form of public transportation.
At the Avant Law Firm, we can help you get the medical care you need. We can help get your bills submitted to health insurance. And we can work to obtain a release of any hospital lien filed against you in the county records.
We can assist. Contact us now.
We have recovered millions of dollars for clients injured or killed in bus accidents. In working with us, you get an attorney who is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law. Anjel Avant is one of only 3 percent of Texas attorneys who hold this certification. We’re your staunchest advocate who works to obtain the best outcome for you.
As a small boutique firm, we specialize in personal injury law. We are not a high-volume or a general practice law firm. Most of our cases come from client referrals or other lawyers because of our law firm’s reputation and the results we’ve attained for clients like you. That’s why we don’t advertise. You want a compassionate and knowledgeable attorney to assist you with your bus accident injury claim. We want to help you. Get a free consultation today.