Bus accidents are not as frequent as other automotive accidents, but have the potential to be disastrous because of the amount of passengers a bus can hold. Approximately 360 million Americans use buses as transportation, not to mention the millions of children that ride them to school everyday without seat belts. Bus companies have a much higher liability for injury to their passengers than any other motorists or pedestrians, because buses are intended as passenger vehicles. If you were involved in a bus accident, this heightened liability can be advantageous to you as a victim.
Causes of Arizona Bus Accidents
The following list comprises the most common factors that contribute to bus accidents in Arizona:
- Defective machinery
- Poorly maintained machinery
- Operator error (either untrained, fatigued, or negligent)
- Poor road or weather conditions
If your child was injured on the school bus, or if you were involved as a passenger or driver in a bus accident and sustained injuries, call Oracle Law Group for a free one-on-one consultation to see what damages you can seek for your injuries.