Bus accidents are a too-common occurrence on our roadways. Unfortunately, many people are injured and killed by negligent bus drivers each year. In 2015, which is currently the most recent year where data is available, 295 people were killed in bus crashes and 24,000 were injured. Bus drivers, like commercial truck driver, are subject to state and federal regulations concerning driver hiring, training, retention, and supervision.
Causes of bus injuries and accidents include:
- Bus fires
- Rollover accidents
- Maintenance failures
- Driver inattention
- Poor driver training
- Product defects
- Actions of other drivers on the roadway
Bus companies, as common carriers, owe a heightened standard of care to its passengers. Unfortunately, many bus companies and drivers fail to meet the high expectations placed on them to keep passengers and others safe. The lawyers at Armstrong Lee & Baker LLP are ready to take your call right now. Contact us today for your free, no-obligation consultation and case evaluation. You never pay us a fee unless we win.