Bus Accident

Long Beach Bus Accident Attorney

The number of bus accidents in the United States is soaring higher, with statistics from 1999-2005 indicating an average of 63,000 annual accidents, where approximately 325 have received fatal injuries. Around 16 children lose their lives each year in school bus accidents.

The nature of injuries commonly sustained in bus accidents are:

  • Cuts and bruises
  • Whiplash
  • Fractured bones
  • Paralysis or loss of limbs
  • Severe head injuries
  • Burns
  • Brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations
  • Blood loss

Bus accidents may be the resultant of a number of factors in play at that specific instant – either individually, or as an combination of two or more. The most common causes of bus accidents include:

  • Poor conditions of the roads, or loose gravels, causing a bus to slide
  • Negligent driving
  • Buses pulling away too hastily from the bus stop, or coming to an abrupt stop
  • Dangerous weather conditions
  • Buses striking a pedestrian
  • Car, truck or van collisions
  • Failure to afford a safe place for boarding/exiting the bus
  • Absence of restraint systems or seatbelts as recommended for school-buses 

In a bus accident, there are various parties that can be held liable for damages caused depending upon the circumstances surrounding the case. Some are:

  • Bus driver
  • Bus owner
  • Bus manufacturer
  • Organization operating the bus
  • Driver of the other vehicle in a collision 

Damages that can be covered by a personal injury claim for a bus accident can include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Wage loss
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Potential future medical expenses
  • Damage to property
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

At Gabriel & Associates, we are ready to represent you and your loved ones after a bus accident. We can handle everything from documentation to legal representation, so you can take the time you need to heal. Call now for a free consultation at (800) 801-7221.

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