Buses, like automobiles, trucks and motorcycles must follow the rules of the road. Failure to do so is negligence. But, buses are also known as “common carriers” of the public and, as such, have a higher duty to afford their passengers a reasonable measure of safety. Did the bus stop short? Did the bus pull away from the curb too soon? Did a boarding passenger slip on ice inside the bus or on the stairs? These and other issues may prove a bus company to be responsible for your injuries and required to pay you compensation. No fault insurance may also be applicable to your bus related accident. Remember, there are deadlines in all such cases. Call us for a knowledgeable opinion.
Bus Accident Statistics
- 15,000 vehicles are involved in Bus accidents
- 27,000 people are injured each year in Bus accidents
- There are more school-bus-related fatalities in the United States than other types of bus accident fatalities.
- In a study of 293 fatal bus accidents that occurred in 2008, school buses accounted for 120 of the accidents or around 39 percent.