School Bus Crashes and Injuries

School Bus Crashes and Injuries

Bus Accident
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), students are about 70 times more likely to get to school safely when taking a bus instead of traveling by car. That is the good news. The bad news is school bus-related crashes killed 109 people nationwide in 2019, according to the National Safety Council (NSC), which tabulated data provided by tabulations of data from the NHTSA. In California, and according to the California Department of Education, the California school transportation system, which is the largest mass transportation operation in the state, the system transports about 1,121,857 students to and from school each day. That is a staggering number of students transported, and it’s inevitable that some of those children will be hurt in the process of being transported to or…
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Causes of Public Bus Crashes in Beverly Hills

Causes of Public Bus Crashes in Beverly Hills

Bus Accident
Determining the cause of any accident is a difficult and complex task, so if you have been involved in a bus crash that resulted in your injuries, it is imperative that you immediately talk to an experienced bus accident lawyer who can guide you on what needs to be done to gather evidence and information as well as on the way forward to get you full compensation for your injuries. There are many potential causes of bus crashes, and some of these include the following. Negligence of the Bus Company Public bus companies are supposed to recruit good drivers with clean records, with the idea being such drivers are more careful and put passenger safety first. The bus companies are also required to always keep their buses in top maintenance.…
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Head Injuries from Bus Crashes

Head Injuries from Bus Crashes

Bus Accident
Bus accidents can leave victims with serious head injuries that have the potential to result in serious, long-term problems. Because of the potential for complications, it’s always prudent and safe to seek immediate medical attention when you suffer a head injury in any kind of accident. In many cases, people who are hurt in bus accidents are entitled to significant compensation for their injuries. To learn whether you have a claim, call our office today to schedule a free case evaluation. Signs of Brain Injury Whenever a person suffers a head injury, it’s possible that they may also have a brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries can exhibit different bodily and psychological symptoms. Some signs may appear immediately, while others may surface after some time. Some of the more common signs…
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Rollover Bus Crashes

Rollover Bus Crashes

Bus Accident
The U.S. Department of Transportation approximates that 183 bus crashes happen daily, totaling over 67,000 crashes annually. Additionally, the NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) stats reveal that 5,096 buses and large trucks contributed to fatal accidents in 2019. Victims of bus crashes can suffer serious and life-threatening injuries, so knowing who might be liable is critical. Speak with a Beverly Hills bus accident attorney about your case today. Causes of Rollover Bus Crashes Different factors cause rollover bus accidents, and some primary causes include: Collisions with Other Vehicles - Buses can roll over if they collide with other oncoming vehicles. A collision can throw the bus off balance and cause the bus to tip over. Hitting Low Obstacles - Buses might roll over if they hit low objects with…
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Bus Driver Mistakes

Bus Driver Mistakes

Bus Accident
An FMCSA Commercial Motor Vehicles report shows that the United States has 30,000 commercial buses and 450,000 school buses registered. Although buses are essential in facilitating public and school transportation, some bus drivers are reckless and cause injuries. In fact, the FMCSA report indicates that 65,230 bus accidents occurred in 2018. Also, 230 fatal accidents involved buses. Buses crashes also injured 27,000 injuries to passengers or other motorists. If you suffered injuries in any type of bus accident, you need an experienced Beverly Hills bus accident attorney on your side. Common Bus Driver Mistakes Many bus driver mistakes cause injuries, such as: Drunk Driving - Drinking and not driving is known to be dangerous, but some bus drivers might engage in this illegal and dangerous behavior. Drowsy Driving - Some bus…
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Common Injuries to Bus Passengers

Common Injuries to Bus Passengers

Bus Accident
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) estimates that 73 fatal school bus accidents and 13 city bus accidents occurred in 2017. Additionally, data approximates that 63,000 buses get involved in accidents yearly, causing 14,000 non-fatal injuries. Below are some examples of common bus accident injuries that passengers sustain, and why you need a Beverly Hills bus accident lawyer to help you stand up for your rights after crash-related injuries. Common Bus Accident Injuries Bus accident survivors can escape with different types of injuries, such as: Broken Bones - These injuries can range from simple to complicated fractures requiring different degrees of medical care. Some bone fractures can be severe enough to need surgery or cause permanent disabilities. Lacerations - Glass often breaks when buses crash and can seriously cut passengers.…
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Dangerous Errors By School Bus Drivers

Dangerous Errors By School Bus Drivers

Bus Accident
Although school buses carry some of the most vulnerable passengers, some drivers still don’t pay special attention to their jobs. Due to such carelessness, 109 people died in 2019. Moreover, stats reveal that approximately 69% of the deaths in school bus-related accidents involved other vehicles’ occupants. Another 17% of the deaths involved pedestrians, 6% were school passengers, and 5% were bus drivers. If you or your child suffered injuries in a school bus crash, you want the help of an experienced Beverly Hills bus accident lawyer when it comes time to seek the compensation you deserve. Distracted Driving Like any type of driver, bus drivers can be dangerously distracted while behind the wheel. Such distractions delay reaction times, often causing them to crash into obstacles they otherwise could have avoided. Distraction…
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