Bus Accidents in Temple
While most cities provide some form of a public transit, there are also other types of publicly used bus systems and companies such as:
- School buses
- Tour buses
- Airport shuttle buses
- Charter buses
- Public buses
What Causes Bus Accidents?
Driving a public bus is a tough job; trying to maneuver a large motorized box can be challenging even for the seasoned driver – driving a bus requires full attention and distractions can be fatal. The causes of bus accidents can vary widely and may include:
- Cars stop suddenly or turn in front of the bus
- Pedestrians unexpectedly step out into the street
- Driver distraction
- Turning too sharply
- Backing up the bus
- Blind spots
- Blown tires
- Stopping suddenly
- Parts falling off into the roadway
- Hitting stationary fixtures
In addition to injuries related to negligence, distractions and hitting stationary fixtures, injuries can also result from:
- Slips and falls
- Debris on the bus floor
- Failure to maintain flooring or improper flooring
- Loose belts or bars
Physical Injuries Can Be Severe
Bus accidents can differ greatly from car accidents; buses are so large and heavy that they often result in severe, often fatal, injuries. And quite often, injuries don’t involve just the passengers of the bus itself, but also the driver and passengers of other vehicles that have been hit by buses. Injuries can range from mild to severe, with everything from bruises and cuts, to internal injuries, head and neck injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputations, paralysis, and even death.
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While public bus companies have a greater responsibility to keep their passengers safe, bus accident cases can often be complicated by questions of who caused the accident and who is responsible to the victim. And there will be a lot of pointing fingers since the bus driver and the bus company will have a team of attorneys in place to protect them.
If you or your loved one has been the victim of a bus accident or injury, the attorneys at Zinda Law Group have the experience and expertise that you are going to need to protect your rights and get the compensation that you deserve. Don’t let the negligence of the bus company hurt you or destroy your life. Let us help you. To speak with one of our attorneys, call us today at (800) 863-5312 for a free, no-fee consultation. And you don’t pay unless you win. That’s right! But it is important for you to contact an attorney as soon after your injury as possible since there may be a shortened time frame in which to file a claim when it involves a bus.