Bus accidents are frequent and dangerous.
In Sacramento, as in most other places, the injuries which arise in bus accidents are often more serious than those caused by the usual car accidents.
One contributing factor is that buses often lack the standard safety options for the typical car, such as airbags and seatbelts, putting passengers at risk of catastrophic or even fatal injuries.
Statistically, as a mode of transportation, transport by bus is one of the safest.
Not withstanding its relative safety compared to other modes of transportation, there is still an average of about 60,000 bus accidents per year in the United States.
Given that each bus typically has many passengers the chance of injury can be high.
In many cases, buses are owned and operated by government entities.
Our attorneys have a history of successful recovery of max compensation on behalf of our clients.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident in Sacramento, Avrek Law Firm attorneys can help.
Top Causes of Bus Accidents in Sacramento
The causes of a bus accident can be complicated.
- Drugs and alcohol
- Bus drivers who are fatigued
- Bus drivers who are distracted or violate traffic rules
- Drivers of other motor vehicles that fail to obey traffic regulations and/or safe driving practices
- Bus companies that fail to properly train and/or supervise drivers
- Independent maintenance companies that fail to properly maintain buses
- Poorly maintained roads
Common Injuries From Bus Accidents
Traveling in a large vehicle can sometimes give us a false sense of security.
However, the reality is that whenever you are in a vehicle involved in an accident, there is a risk of injury.
Buses are no exception.
Usually, most victims of bus accidents fall into one of two categories.
The first group is those who are sharing the road with the bus it.
Unfortunately, when people in smaller vehicles collide with a bus, they rarely survive and are often left with catastrophic injuries as a result of the accident.
The second group of victims is bus passengers who are involved in accidents.
Bus passengers are often standing in the bus aisle or sitting without seat belts or airbags, which can result in very serious injuries.
Injuries that can result from a bus accident include:
- Broken bones
- Burns and contusions
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal injuries
Proving Fault After a Bus Crash
Potential parties at fault include:
- The bus driver
- The owner of the bus, including the State of California, other governmental entities and private companies
- The company that supervises the maintenance of the bus
- The manufacturer of the bus or any mechanical part inside the vehicle
- A negligent third party
Contact a Bus Accident Attorney in Sacramento
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury, our bus accident lawyers at Avrek Law Firm can help.
Our dedicated and experienced bus accident attorneys will carefully assess your bus accident case.
We will identify all possible responsible parties and fight for you.
We know that victims of bus accidents can suffer serious injuries that can cause substantial financial, psychological and physical problems.
Our lawyers at Avrek Law Firm can provide you with the perfect balance of experience, knowledge, and empathy to help you achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.
What is My Bus Accident Claim Worth?
During negotiations or litigation, a victim of a bus accident or surviving family members may be able to obtain compensation for the following:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Hospital bills
- Lost income, both current and future.
- Physical pain as a result of the injury
- Psychological problems
- Emotional suffering
- Loss of consortium
- And any other benefit under the Californian law.
Bus accident cases in Sacramento are often complicated so it’s important to seek the help of an experienced attorney who has dealt with the types of claims before.
There are deadlines and rules that must be followed to collect compensation, and without the help of an experienced attorney, you may lose your right to recover damages.
Types of bus accidents
- Rear End
- Head On
Bus Accident Checklist – What To Do After An Accident
Immediately after the bus accident occurs, you need to take into account your safety above all else.
Call 911 and check to see if you or anyone else is injured.
If you or someone else has been injured, seek immediate medical attention.
Only after your injuries have been treated, and only if you are physically able, it is important to attempt to collect as much evidence as possible, including:
- Medical and police reports
- Declarations from all witnesses and their contact information
- Photos from the scene of the accident
- Photos of your injuries
If you were injured in a bus accident in Sacramento, you should talk to a personal injury lawyer from Avrek Law Firm as soon as possible.
To pursue the litigation in a bus accident case, you must act quickly.
An experienced personal injury lawyer from our firm can explain what your rights are,.
Contact us today if you are in need of legal assistance.