Each year, more than 20,000 people in the U.S. are injured in bus accidents, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. While bus accidents can be devastating even when buses are traveling at relatively slow speeds due to the great size and weight of these vehicles, the results are far more likely to be deadly when bus accidents involve smaller passenger vehicles, motorcyclists or pedestrians.
At Charles N. Rock, P.L.L.C., our Kingston bus accident attorney is committed at helping bus accident victims with their financial recovery, and he is ready to put his experience, skills and knowledge to work for you if you’ve been hurt in a bus accident.
Bus Accident Causes: When Negligence May Be Involved
Although bus accidents can happen as a result of various factors, when negligence may be involved, it can specifically take the form of:
- Bus driver negligence – For instance, bus driver negligence can arise when bus drivers are drunk, fatigued and/or distracted behind the wheel. When drivers fail to abide by traffic laws and/or simply drive aggressively, they can also be deemed has having been negligent if they end up causing bus accidents.
- The negligence of other motorists on the roads – In some cases, other drivers’ inattention, intoxication and/or other reckless driving behaviors can play a role in causing bus accidents.
- Bus company negligence – When bus companies fail to properly screen drivers before hiring them, fail to train drivers after they’ve been hired and/or fail to maintain buses or comply with federal bus regulations, these companies may be held accountable for their negligence in bus accident lawsuits.
- Other negligence – Other forms of negligence that can contribute to bus accidents can include, for instance, the negligence of bus manufacturers (when defective bus equipment leads to accidents) and the negligence of cities or counties (when poor road conditions contribute to bus accidents).
Kingston Bus Accident Attorney at Charles N. Rock, P.L.L.C.
Have you or someone you love been injured in a bus accident that may have been caused by negligence?
If so, you can turn to Kingston Bus Accident Attorney Charles N. Rock for aggressive legal advocacy and effective help obtaining the compensation to which you may be entitled. For nearly 20 years, Charles N. Rock has been dedicated to holding individuals and corporations alike accountable for injuring his clients, and he will work tirelessly to help you secure the compensation and justice you likely deserve.