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Personal Injuries from Bus Accidents

Thousands of people ride public transportation every day. From trains to buses, the need for public transportation is more than necessary for the everyday commuter. Although public transportation is one of the safest ways to commute to and from work, there is still the possibility of an injury occurring. The two most common public transportation methods in most metropolitan cities are busses and trains. However, busses are more of a common place to produce personal injuries than trains based on one key element: people. According the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), “Human error is a causative factor in 85% or more of all crashes and numerous motorcoach accidents that have resulted in fatalities where driver fatigue has been determined to be a principal cause” (ntsb.gov, 1999). Fatigue and human error can be avoided, but sometimes people ignore these signs and that’s when people get injured. Negligence and recklessness are top reasons for accidents involving buses. When a driver is tired or not paying attention to the road with enough care, the consequences can lead to severe injury and even death. Age also plays a significant role in bus accidents. The Journal of Safety Research reported risk factors associated with bus accidents, indicating...

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Personal Injuries from Bus Accidents

Whether a person is taking the bus as part of a daily routine or traveling between cities, people are entrusting the bus driver with their lives. Many buses such as school buses or city buses do not require their passengers to wear seatbelts, which can leave them vulnerable during an auto accident. Although there are fewer bus accidents than car or motorcycle accidents, every year hundreds of people are injured in bus accidents. In fact, from 2004 to 2014, 33 percent of fatal crashes involved buses, according the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (fmcsa.gov, 2016). If you have been injured in a bus accident, it is of the upmost importance that you do not delay. Call the experienced lawyers of One Law Group in Beverly Hills at (844) 626-1LAW. Most federal and state laws consider buses “common carriers.” Essentially, a common carrier is a business that gets paid to transport people or goods from one location to another. Common carriers include all bus types such as tour buses, commercial buses, school buses, and city buses. A common carrier is responsible for the safety of its passengers and products. Successful lawsuits against common carriers are typically based on negligence or intentional acts of...

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