Accidents involving city or school buses tend to cause more damage than those involving only passenger cars. A collision between a 4,000 pound car and a 27,000 pound bus will understandably cause an uneven amount of damage to the car. If the accident involves a pedestrian, an injury or death is likely to occur. Accordingly, it is important for bus drivers to operate their vehicles in a manner that does not create an undue risk of a collision.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a bus accident that could have been prevented if it were not for the bus driver’s negligence, you may be able to recover financial compensation for medical bills and other damages. Contact the Madison bus accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874.
Common Causes of Bus Accidents
Though bus drivers are paid professionals, they are still susceptible to making mistakes. Some of the most common causes of bus accidents include:
- Driver error due to rushing to maintain the bus schedule
- Drowsy or fatigued driving
- Lack of attention due to over-familiarity with a specific route
- Distraction by events inside the bus
- Other vehicles swerving around the bus as it is pulling away from a stop
- Road hazards like potholes or sharp curves
A bus driver should be trained to know how to respond to other drivers, passengers inside the bus, and their own physical limits. When driver error occurs, accidents can happen and injuries may be sustained.
The bus accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. believe that every victim has the right to seek justice for their pain and suffering. Contact us at 800-242-2874 today to learn about your legal rights and options.