Mesa Bus Accident Attorneys
Hurt in a Bus Collision? Get Help Today!
The attorneys at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. have been representing victims of auto accidents in the Mesa area for years and we understand the level of frustration, pain and devastation these kinds of accidents can have on a family. We also believe wholeheartedly in obtaining the maximum amount of compensation for each victim we represent. Bus companies and the agencies that insure them are well aware of our willingness to bring them to trial – and fear our track record. The Husband & Wife Law Team will not settle for anything less than complete and comprehensive restitution for our clients. They will also use every trick in the book to ensure you settle for less than what you deserve. Don't speak with a company representative, insurance adjustor or private investigator until you have secured proper council.
Contact our Mesa auto accident lawyers via our online form or give us a call at (480) 753-4534.
Who is Responsible for a Bus Accident in Mesa?
As is the case with most large commercial carriers, bus companies have a long chain of command when it comes to their daily operation. From the driver all the way up to the president, there are plenty of areas of opportunities for a negligent individual(s) to wreck havoc. Following such an incident, investigators from a variety of agencies will conduct a thorough examination on every level of operation within the company in an attempt to determine who was at-fault, how much and when. In most cases, such investigation will obviously begin with the driver:
In many situations, but not all, the bus driver is the one responsible for the crash. While there can be many mitigating circumstances, a bus driver is under a number of mandates to ensure his or her passengers arrive safely at their destination without harm. Anything that happens on their shift is, in fact, their responsibility. This becomes even more pronounced when the driver is piloting the bus in an unsafe or dangerous manner. Examples of such behavior include:
- Using the phone or texting while driving
- DUI or DWI
- Driving distracted in any way
- Overextended driving or exhausted from too many hours of work
- Reckless maneuvers
The Bus Depot or Company
Even though bus drivers are the first line of defense when it comes to preventing accidents on the road, bus agencies can have a direct impact on their employees if poorly managed. Dispatchers, shift managers and executives can all have a hand in creating poor performance standards. Some of the more common types of procedural negligence encountered includes:
- Poor upkeep on the fleet and overall maintenance work of the vessels
- Improper training of managers, drivers, mechanics and other associated employees
- Unsafe or hostile working environment where jobs are often threatened
- Regularly overbooking a carrier or bus route
- Allowing or demanding drivers work beyond their physical, mental or emotional limit
I've Been in a Crash - Should I Contact a Mesa Bus Accident Lawyer?
It is highly recommended you speak with an attorney immediately following any type of bus accident – or have a loved one represent you.
Keep in mind bus companies have large insurance providers that will have adjustors swarming the scene of the accident as well as the victims within days, if not hours, of the wreck. These adjustors will do everything in their power to get you to agree to the lowest possible settlement – or even waive your right to pursue a suit should you choose to. Before speaking with an insurance agency, company representative or industry attorney, contact the Mesa accident attorneys at Breyer Law Offices, P.C.
We're here to make sure the at-fault party and their adjustors are the ones paying for your suffering – not the other way around. Or local number is (480) 753-4534.