Statistically, as a mode of transportation, transport by bus is one of the safest. However, bus accidents are still frequent and dangerous. In Sacramento and Elk Grove, as in most other places, the injuries sustained in bus accidents are often more serious than those caused by the car accidents.
Notwithstanding a bus’s relative safety compared to other modes of transportation, there are still an average of about 60,000 bus accidents per year in the United States. Avrek Law Firm’s Sacramento bus accident attorneys have a successful track record in representation of bus accident victims, and work to win the maximum amount of compensation deserved for their claims.
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Top Causes of Bus Accidents in Sacramento and Elk Grove
The causes of a bus accident can be complicated. Traveling in a large vehicle can sometimes give us a false sense of security, but the reality is that whenever you are in a bus involved in an accident, there is a risk of injury. Common causes of Sacramento and Elk Grove bus accidents include:
- Driver drug and alcohol usage
- Fatigued bus drivers
- Distracted bus drivers
- Bus driver or other vehicle drivers of fail to obey traffic regulations and/or safe driving practices
- Failure of bus companies to properly train and/or supervise drivers
- Failure of independent maintenance companies to properly maintain buses
- Poor road maintenance
Most victims of bus accidents fall into one of two categories – those in vehicles sharing the road with a bus and bus passengers. Injuries that can result from a bus accident include:
Contact a Sacramento Bus Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury, the bus accident lawyers at Avrek Law Firm can provide you with the perfect balance of experience, knowledge and empathy to help achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family. Our dedicated and experienced bus accident attorneys will carefully assess your bus accident claim, identify the parties responsible for the crash, and fight for the maximum compensation for any injuries and damages.
We proudly serve Sacramento and the surrounding areas, including Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose. To discuss the details of your bus accident claim in a free consultation, call our office or complete the online form today!