Tustin Bus Accident Lawyer
The Tustin Bus Accident Lawyers of Bisnar Chase believe that passengers involved in a bus accident should be fairly compensated for their pain and suffering. Bus crashes can result in catastrophic injuries not only for commuters but also for pedestrians and nearby drivers.
For over 40 years our attorneys have held a 96% success rate in winning compensation for victims of bus incidents. Bus riders are vulnerable to painful head, neck and back injuries because of the lack of airbags and seatbelt.
In many cases, the injuries can be major or even fatal. If you or someone you know has been severely injured in a bus collision, the law firm of Bisnar Chase will fight for you. Call 949-203-3814 to receive a free consultation and speak with an experienced injury lawyer.
U.S. Bus Accident Statistics
Just how common are bus accidents? According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 247 people were killed in bus accidents throughout the United States in one year alone. Of those fatalities, 31 occurred in California.
Why do bus accidents occur? Below are the most prominent causes for bus accidents.
6 Factors That Lead To Bus Accidents
1. Bus driver is not paying attention
2. Very crowded areas (car congestion)
3.Lack of proper bus training
4. Highway conditions
5. Equipment defects
School Bus Collisions
Over 119 young adults (below the age of 19) were killed in a single year in a school bus-related crash. What's even more surprising is that injuries are not only experienced by those inside of the bus, but serious injuries can occur for people outside of the bus as well. The majority of bus crash victims are pedestrians, cyclist and motorist driving alongside a bus. The NHTSA has reported that trucks and buses were the dominant mode of transportation that has killed pedestrians.
Children that are on the bus are not safe either. Minors who fall victim to school bus injuries are harmed because of sudden rough turns, falling or by children roughhousing. Research indicates that 17,000 children are sent every year to the emergency room due to bus incidents.
National School Transportation Association Lead Robin Leeds, said that the reason school buses have gone far too long without seatbelt is because of the cost. “It’s an expensive proposition to outfit school buses with lap-shoulder belts, not just because of the cost of the equipment but because it also reduces seating capacity," Leeds shared with NBC News. There are precautions students can take for maintaining school bus safety.
Tips for to Maintain School Bus Safety:
Common Injuries from a Bus Crash
Public transportation commuters are more likely to suffer from severe injuries in a bus crash due to the absence of seat belts and airbags. The most predominant of harms that bus crash victims suffer from are spinal cord, traumatic head wounds and whiplash like injuries.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Injuries involving harm to the spine result from a bus rider being thrown with an incredible amount of force to the side or outside of the bus. Spinal cord injuries can result to a victim being paralyzed or dead.
Traumatic Head Wounds
It is very common for a person to experience a traumatic head injury in a bus crash. Passengers often hit their skull vigorously on the bus seat, floor or window. There different types of traumatic brain injuries but in a bus crash some can range from mild to severe and can take years to detect.
The word whiplash is used to describe the head experiencing a sudden jolt of force that causes the head to move back and forth. This can cause severe neck injuries and it can take up to 6 weeks to 6 months to heal.
Liable Parties in Bus Accidents
Injured victims of bus accidents may hold the at-fault parties accountable for their losses. Examples of potentially liable parties include the bus company, the bus driver, the company responsible for repairing the bus, another negligent driver and the bus manufacturer.
Every case is different and a complete investigation will be needed to determine the cause of the crash and who should be held liable for the injuries suffered.
Once liability is determined, the at-fault party can be held accountable for all of the losses suffered by the victim.
A Victim Can Gain Compensation for the Following Losses
Who Do I Turn to After a Bus Accident?
Being in a bus crash can be traumatic and seeking out legal representation can be complicated. The trusted Bus Accident Attorneys of Bisnar Chase are here to make it simple. Our injury lawyers have gained over $300 million dollars in wins since 1978.
We believe in holding parties responsible for the damages you and your family have had to face.You do not have to face this alone. Contact us today at 949-203-3814 and receive a free case analysis.
Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys
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Newport Beach, CA 92660