Phoenix Bus Accident Lawyer
Bus Accidents Happen
Over the last several years, Arizona has worked hard to develop a reliable public transportation system. Public transit offers many benefits over conventional automobiles such as saving time and money on gas and avoiding costly parking expenses. In spite of our efforts to improve this mode of transportation, there are some situations which occur where safety standards are breached. Buses are not immune to the dangers and risks of traffic collisions, or accidents. School bus accidents may present a unique set of facts. Most school bus accidents occur when children are getting on or off of the bus, and many are due to poorly trained, unqualified or negligent drivers and sometimes inadequate school bus maintenance. In bus accident cases, the injured party may be entitled to compensation from the school district, the bus company, or other parties responsible for your injuries. We can help you determine who are the proper parties to pursue.
Injuries From Bus Accidents
Whether a school bus accident, city bus accident, or charter/coach bus accident – the sheer size and weight of these vehicles often results in significant property damage, injury, or even death. Bus drivers are often on tight schedules and may make mistakes from the pressure of time. Some may get upset and careless due to congested traffic conditions. There can be a number of reasons underlying a driver’s negligence and we can help you uncover these underlying facts. Bus accidents result in the death of a number of Arizonans each year and are a common cause of brain and spinal cord injuries, as well as neck, back, orthopedic and neurological injuries. Responsibility for bus accidents can involve many parties including bus drivers, bus owners, bus manufacturers and third-party bus maintenance companies.
Types of Accidents
The most common types of bus accidents involve public transportation buses, school buses senior care buses, shuttle buses, casino buses and commuter buses. Other bus accidents may include buses striking pedestrians or buses striking other vehicles on the road. When this occurs, serious injuries may take place to the occupants of both the bus and the smaller passenger car. Examples of the types of negligence which cause collisions inattentive driving, excessive speed, disregarding official signs or traffic signals, driver distraction and driving intoxicated, lack of bus driver training, dangerous roadways, old buses with outdated equipment.
Bus accident victims can recover damages for driver or bus company negligence in the form of reimbursement for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, interference with familial relationships, disability, disfigurement and scarring. In some instances, wrongful death claims arise out of bus accident negligence.
Let Us Help
At the Law Offices of William D. Black, we have evaluated and processed a great number bus accidents claims over the last twenty-five years and have proven results in achieving excellent results for our clients. We hope you will make our Firm your first call when looking for someone to represent you in your case. We have a network of reliable experts in the fields of accident reconstruction, bio-mechanical engineering, vocational rehabilitation and in other important fields, depending on the case, which allows us to present injury claims in their best and most persuasive form. We also can refer you to excellent medical care, in the event you have difficulty finding a doctor or therapist on your own. Many of our doctors are board certified and agree to work on a lien basis, postponing payment until the conclusion of the case. We also have years of experience in dealing with insurance adjusters and insurance defense attorneys.
All of this experience and expertise, plus our state-of-the-art technology, allow us to fully investigate and prepare your injury claim and maximize your recovery. If you have been injured in an automobile accident as a driver or passenger and want first-rate legal representation, we would be pleased to discuss your claim with you, free of charge. Please call us at 602-265-2600 or 844-224-0054 or contact us online. You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages.