Every day in Bountiful and the surrounding areas, thousands of people opt to use the public transit services operated by the Utah Transit Authority for a variety of reasons, including an effort to save fuel, to avoid adding traffic to the already congested roads, for environmentally-conscious reason, or perhaps simply due to affordability. Aside from this, there are numerous buses operated by school authorities, sports teams traveling to tournaments and events, tourists on day trips… the list goes on. While the number of accidents involving buses is relatively low in comparison with other modes of transport, some serious and even life-threatening injuries can be inflicted when collisions do occur.
At The Jardine Law Offices, our Bountiful bus accident attorneys are ready to discuss your case with you, and expertly equipped to provide the comprehensive and aggressive legal representation you may require while pursuing compensation and monetary damages.
Call us today at 801-451-9555 to schedule your free case evaluation – you will soon learn just how valuable our services could be.
This is a perfectly reasonable question, and one which our legal experts are asked regularly. After all, it is all well and good telling you that we can represent you excellently, but you may not be aware of just how frequently injuries are sustained as a result of a bus accident. The best way to understand the risk is to familiarize yourself with the facts, such as these statistics from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
According to this official body, 2016’s bus accident facts and figures looked like this:
Whichever type of motor vehicle we are considering, whether it be a car, truck, or bus, many of the accidents occurring on roads across the world could be avoided, had the drivers in question paid sufficient attention and followed the rules of the road. As such, the most common causes of these collisions are broadly the same, regardless of the type of vehicle.
Some of the most common contributing factors we see while litigating over Bountiful bus accidents include: