Avondale Bus Accident Lawyers
Millions of people rely on buses every day to get to work, do errands, go to school, and get around town. There are many types of public and private buses, and they’re an essential part of the transportation system.
Buses are convenient, but they are also large and unwieldy. And because they’re so heavy, buses can do a lot of damage when they crash into a pedestrian or another vehicle. That’s why it’s essential for buses to have responsible drivers who know what they’re doing.
Determining liability in a bus crash can be complicated. If you were harmed in an accident involving any type of bus, contact The Husband and & Wife Law Team right away.
Our team has won millions of dollars in settlements for our clients. Call (623) 930-8064 to schedule a FREE consultation today.
Buses are difficult to maneuver, and they take a lot longer to stop than regular passenger vehicles. That’s why bus drivers need to have the right training and experience to do the job safely. Private companies and government agencies must hire responsible drivers and make sure they have the necessary skills and training to carefully operate such large vehicles.
Heavy demands are placed on buses, and a lot of buses have been around for years. The wear and tear of constant driving takes a serious toll on buses. That’s why buses require constant servicing and regular inspections.
Serious accidents happen when people try to cut corners by hiring unqualified drivers or when they fail to keep their buses in proper working condition. Factors that cause an Avondale bus accident include:
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Unsafe and illegal maneuvers
- Driving too fast for weather conditions
- Negligent hiring
- Lack of driver training
- Inadequate bus maintenance
The damages in a bus accident can be substantial. And insurance companies will do everything they can to avoid paying out large settlements after a bus crash. That’s why you’ll want to find an experienced Avondale personal injury lawyer to file a claim on your behalf.
Insurance agents may offer you a lowball settlement that’s inadequate to cover your medical bills and other expenses caused by the accident, but you don’t have to take it. Insurance agents might even try to get you to make a statement about the accident that could harm your claim.
The skilled Avondale auto accident attorneys at The Husband and & Wife Law Team know how to handle the big insurance companies and we’ve seen all their tricks. Our team will investigate the accident to find out what really happened and then we’ll file a claim against anyone whose negligent actions contributed to your injuries.
Claims in a bus accident include the following types of damages:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Time missed from work
- Loss of earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- In-home nursing care
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Home ramps for wheelchair access
There are several types of buses on the road, including school buses, municipal buses, charter buses, tour buses, and vans. If you were injured in an accident caused by careless a bus driver, their employer may share liability for the accident.
Public entities like school districts and local transportation authorities might hire drivers directly or they could use private contractors. In either case, public officials may be held responsible for the actions of unsafe bus drivers.
Arizona is an at-fault state. That means anyone whose behavior played a role in the crash can be held liable for your injuries. This may include:
- Bus drivers
- School districts
- Government officials
- Private charters
- Subcontractors hired by government agencies
- Owners and managers of bus companies
- Other drivers involved in the collision
Because buses have so much mass, injuries that result from a bus accident can be substantial. Victims often require extensive medical treatment and a long period of rehabilitation. And some types of injuries such as brain damage or paralysis can prevent you from ever resuming the lifestyle you enjoyed before the accident.
Injuries and other negative consequences that result from a bus accident include:
- Severe burns
- Bone fractures
- Loss of limb
- Internal organ injuries
- Nerve damage
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Wrongful death
If you were harmed by someone else’s careless behavior, then you shouldn’t have to pay your own medical bills. Mark and Alexis Breyer of The Husband and & Wife Law Team have dedicated their lives to helping people get the money you need to put your life back together after a senseless accident.
Our team has been recognized by the independent rating agency Super Lawyers for providing outstanding service. We also have a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo.
Call (623) 930-8064 to learn more today. At The Husband and & Wife Law Team, you won’t owe us anything unless we win your case.
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