A bus accident is an accident that involves any of the following:
- School Bus
- Shuttle Bus
- Charter Bus
- Tour Bus
- Sightseeing Bus
- Interstate Bus Lines
- Public Transportation Bus Systems
- Any other “large motor vehicle, having a long body, equipped with seats or benches for passengers, usually operating as part of a scheduled service”
Bus accidents, while not as common as auto or truck accidents, often lead to serious injury or wrongful death. In fact, it may surprise you to know that there are approximately 240 fatalities each year involving transit vehicles and roughly 18,000 injuries.
Every year, on average, there are 634,000 school bus accidents. In those school bus accidents, it was found that, 17,000 U.S children were sent to the emergency room and 20 students were killed, 15 of whom were pedestrians.
Even though bus accidents are relatively rare, when they do occur, they are deadly serious—more serious than most motor vehicle accidents because buses carry many more passengers and often do not have seatbelts or other safety restraints. Also, because of the enormous size of buses, they can inflict massive damage to pedestrians or other motor vehicle passengers.
Bus Accident Injuries:
The trauma of a bus accident can leave a passenger or pedestrian with debilitating physical, emotional and mental injuries such as…
- Spinal Injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Broken Limbs
- Crushing Injuries
- Severe Scarring
- Loss of Limb
- Trampling Injuries (Due to Mass Hysteria)
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
A bus accident can be catastrophic; leaving those involved not just seriously physically injured but emotionally scarred as well. ’Attorneys Brigham Cluff and David Cluff will work to get you the help you need after a bus accident, including referring you to doctors, chiropractors, rehabilitation therapists, counselors or psychiatrists and/or other healthcare professionals. We have been working with caregivers around the valley for decades, so you can rest assured that you have been referred to a competent physician or other healthcare provider.
Whether you treat with a physician referred to you by Williams & Cluff or with one of your own doctors, it is important you get treatment for your injuries right away. DO NOT let injuries go untreated after a serious accident.
Who Is to Blame:
After a bus accident, many factors must be investigated to determine who was at fault and why. Brigham Cluff and David Cluff will work tirelessly to discover what happened, what went wrong, and who’s to blame.
Was there Bus Driver Negligence?
- Driving Under the Influence (Drugs, Alcohol, etc)
- Sleep Deprivation
- Sudden Starts and Stops
- Rear end Collision
- Collision with Pedestrian
- Reckless Driving
- Other Driver Negligence…
Was there City, School, or Private Company Negligence?
- Bus not Maintained Properly
- Bus Stored in Unfit Facility
- Suspect Hiring Practices
- Inadequate Driver Training
- Other City, School, or Private Company Negligence…
Was there Manufacturer Negligence?
- Faulty Equipment
- Warranty Issues
- See Williams & Cluff “Product Liability” Page for More Information
- Other Manufacturer Negligence…
These factors and many others will all be valuable in determining an appropriate settlement for your serious injury or wrongful death case. You can depend on attorneys Brigham Cluff and David Cluff to handle your case with the utmost skill to make sure that those who are at fault are held accountable.
Williams & Cluff will help you recover the following (and more):
- Lost Wages
- Medical Expenses
- Rehabilitation Expenses
- Funeral Costs
- Money for Pain and Suffering
If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one due to a bus accident please call David Cluff and Brigham Cluff today. Let the experienced, aggressive attorneys of Williams & Cluff fight for you to ensure you get justice! You deserve to be compensated for your suffering.