Sacramento Bus Accident Lawyer
According to the Motor Carrier Management Information System, there were 1,140 injuries and 23 fatalities as a result of bus accidents throughout the state of California in 2009.
Throughout the city of Sacramento and across the Golden State, there are several different types of buses used to transport people from one location to another. These buses are typically able to carry anywhere between 16 and 300 passengers, of course there may be some exceptions to this. Furthermore, due to the large size and frequent stops made by the typical bus, accidents may be caused by negligent drivers in the surrounding areas.
The attorneys at Arnold Law Firm are sympathetic towards all injured victims of bus accidents and believe that these victims may be entitled to compensation for any losses, damages, and injuries which may occur as a result. Our attorneys will seek the maximum compensation available, while operating on a contingency fee basis, so we will not charge you for our services unless a winning verdict or settlement has been ruled and you recover.
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Types of Buses
Individuals across the state of California elect to use public transportation each day as an inexpensive means to transport them from one location to another. Of course, there are also several other type of buses, however all of these buses are intended as a means of mass transportation.
Some different types of buses include:
- Airport Buses
- Armored Buses
- Articulated Buses
- Campaign Buses
- Casino Tour Buses
- Coach Buses
- Double Decker Buses
- Electric Buses
- Guided Buses
- Hybrid Electric Buses
- Metro Transit Buses
- Military Buses
- Party Buses
- Police Buses
- Private Charter Buses
- School Buses
- Single-Decker Rigid Bus
- Sleeper Buses
- Tour Buses
- Trolley Buses
As there are a many different forms of buses with similar intentions of transporting people from one location to another, it is likely that at some point these buses will become involved in a collision.
Types of Bus Collisions
Due to the nature of these buses needing to make frequent stops, along with their large size, bus collisions are not that uncommon. These accidents may be caused by the bus driver, however often times the drivers of passenger vehicles fail to recognize the lack of maneuverability of which these buses possess.
- Some types of bus collisions include:
- Bicycle collisions
- Blind spot accidents
- Brake failure
- Child-crossing accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Pedestrian accidents
- Rollover Accidents
- Side impact collisions
- Speed related collisions
- Sudden lane changes
- Texting and driving accidents
- Vehicles crossing into the bus lane
Resulting from these types of accidents, there may be several injuries to the passengers and those driving the passenger vehicles.
Types of Injuries Caused By Bus Accidents
There may be several different types of injuries caused by bus accidents. Injuries to the passengers are common due to the fact that most buses offer little protection other than the seatbelt; therefore if occupants are not wearing a seatbelt they may become injured. More so, injuries to those in the passenger vehicles are also common as the force generated from these types of collisions is generally great.
Some types of injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Dental injuries
- Dislocated joints
- Head injuries
- Internal injuries
- Loss of limb
- Nerve damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Wrist injuries
- Wrongful death
Statistics show that California, Florida, and New York have the largest number of bus accidents each year. Therefore, our attorneys are here to protect you and fight for your justice during this time of need.
Bus Crash Statistics
In 2009, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration conducted a study. This study found that the majority of bus accidents occurred in metropolitan areas, and nearly 1,000 people are injured annually in inner-city and cross-country accidents.
Some more interesting statistics on bus crashes include:
- 13,395 bus accidents occurred in 2009
- 15,399 people were injured in bus accidents in 2009
- 17,207 people were injured in bus accidents in 2008
- 19,000 people injured in bus accidents throughout 2002
- 254 people were killed in bus accidents in 2009
- 311 people were killed in bus accidents in 2008
- California, New York, & Florida have the highest number of bus accidents in 2002
- Municipal buses accounted for 37 percent of bus fatalities in 2002
- School buses accounted for 39 percent of bus fatalities in 2002
Over the years, the number of bus accidents, injuries, and deaths has remained consistent. Thus, everyone in our community can do their part to reduce the amount of bus accidents each year by practicing defensive driving habits along with abiding by all traffic laws.
Need Help? Contact Our Sacramento Bus Accident Attorneys
At Arnold Law Firm, our Sacramento truck accident attorneys believe that if you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, the victim may be eligible to receive compensation for their losses and damages. Our attorneys understand what it takes to develop a robust bus accident case and have the knowledge and dedication to obtain the maximum compensation benefits available for your injuries.
For more information about our law firm, or if you believe you have a case, we welcome you to contact us at (916) 777-7777 today to discuss your claim with our team of legal professionals.