BUS ACCIDENTS

Picture of people sitting inside a bus.Bus drivers have a greater number of responsibilities than your average driver. Busses tend to be extremely large, heavy and require a special set of skills to operate. Bus accidents are a unique area of injury law. For example, certain procedural steps need to be followed when the bus involved is owned by a city or other governmental entity. Additionally, an investigation after a wreck should always begin immediately, but it is even more important when the wreck involves a bus. This investigation should involve speaking to witnesses, exploring whether the bus driver contributed to the wreck and identifying pieces of equipment that may have malfunctioned. Many times, but not always, the driver of the bus bears responsibility for the crash. In addition to the normal distractions that other drivers face, bus drivers deal with heavier loads, crowds of passengers, and numerous other obstacles. This inevitably leads to crashes, leaving those on board dealing with the repercussions.

Common Types of Bus Accidents Include

  • Tour Bus Accidents
  • City Bus Accidents
  • Special Event Bus Accidents
  • School Bus Accidents

Common Issues that can contribute to bus accidents include

  • Aggressive Driving
  • Defective Parts
  • Fatigued Drivers
  • Undertrained Drivers
  • Distracted Drivers

You do not need to deal with the labyrinth of evidence, insurance companies, and medical bills alone. Having the right injury lawyers exploring all potential areas of liability, interviewing all witnesses, searching for the best remedy is extremely important. Contact the lawyers at the Echavarria Law Firm at (210) 320-5633 to help you with your bus accident today.