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Bus Accidents: A Closer Look at Their Frequency and Impact

Buses, familiar sights on both scenic routes and city streets, play a vital role in transportation. However, their presence is not without risks. Despite the relatively low number of buses compared to other vehicles — with only one bus for every 277 cars — bus accidents, though less frequent, can lead to severe consequences. Annually, about 63,000 buses are involved in accidents, with around 14,000 resulting in injuries and 325 leading to fatalities.

The Risks of Bus Accidents to Pedestrians and Passengers

Bus accidents pose a significant risk, especially to pedestrians and occupants of other vehicles. Research suggests that you are four times more likely to suffer severe injuries in a bus accident if you are outside the bus. However, bus passengers, including the driver, are not exempt from risk, with about 50 passenger fatalities recorded each year. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the amount of bus accident crashes involving injury is only increasing.

Legal Guidance Following a Bus Accident

If you’ve been involved in an accident and are uncertain about your legal options, consider reaching out to an reputable firm like Goldfaden Law for a free consultation. The decision to hire an attorney is not easy. Here are are three main things to consider: 

1. Communication: Assess a lawyer’s communication skills by noting how promptly and clearly they respond to your initial inquiries, and ensure they offer a clear plan for keeping you updated throughout your case.

2. Fee Structure: Verify the lawyer’s fee structure by requesting a detailed written agreement that outlines the contingency fee percentage, any potential upfront costs, and what financial responsibilities you may have if your case is unsuccessful.

3. Reviews: Research reviews and testimonials from past clients on legal directories, social media, and the lawyer’s website to gauge their success rate, client satisfaction, and how they handle cases similar to yours.

The team at Goldfaden Law can help you navigate the complexities of bus accident claims. 

Causes and Legal Complexities

Buses, due to their size and weight, present unique challenges on the road. Hazards like potholes, icy patches, mechanical failures, or blown tires can have amplified effects on buses. Accidents often occur due to negligence from other drivers, especially around school buses, or due to the bus driver’s carelessness. Additionally, accidents involving school or government buses are governed by specific laws, often requiring claims to be filed within a short timeframe.  That’s a big reason why hiring the right bus accident lawyer is so important. 

Special Considerations for School Bus Accidents

For parents, a school bus accident is a nightmare scenario. In such cases, it’s crucial to secure the necessary financial resources for your child’s care and to hold responsible parties accountable. Understanding the specific legal landscape for school bus accidents is vital, and this is where a skilled attorney can be invaluable.

Seeking Timely Legal Action

Suffering from a bus accident often means dealing with serious injuries and significant vehicle damage. Relying solely on authorities for resolution might prolong the process. Hiring a lawyer who can help navigate the legal system is essential in preserving and securing your claim. To ensure you receive the compensation you deserve, it’s important to act swiftly. Contacting Goldfaden Law promptly can help ensure your claim is filed within the legal time limits, safeguarding your right to compensation.

Partner with Goldfaden Law for Bus Accident Claims

If you’ve experienced a bus accident, don’t delay in hiring the right representation in order to assert your rights. The team at Goldfaden Law is here to guide you through the legal process, ensuring you receive the justice and compensation you deserve. Reach out to us at 858-324-4710 or 858-451-GOLD (4653) for a comprehensive evaluation of your case and expert legal support.

"Justice delayed is justice denied."

William E. Gladstone

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