According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), over 9000 accidents involving buses were recorded in 2009 alone. This data accounts for both school buses, and city buses, involved in accidents that injured one or more persons. Bus safety is often overlooked because buses are so much larger, meaning few associate bus accidents with ‘personal injuries’.
The Jardine Law Offices P.C. handles numerous claims annually where city and school bus drivers were negligent, causing serious physical injuries to persons young and old.
Not only does our Salt Lake City bus accident attorney handle claims for passengers inside of buses, but we also litigate against buses and their insurance companies for reckless operation resulting in passenger car accidents leading to personal injury.
The Utah Transit Authority puts hundreds of buses on Utah roads for use by passengers who’d rather save money on fuel, or who simply have no other means of transportation. The many Utah school corporations, likewise, have bus systems for children who were unable to reach their respective schools by foot or through other ridesharing means. Greyhound, which transports passengers nationwide, operates in Utah which means they’re bound by state personal injury rules, too.
People trust the bus system. Many buses seat over 50 passengers, have gross vehicle weights over 20,000 pounds and drive slow enough where accidents are not (supposed to be) as prevalent. With the frequency of bus, accidents were experiencing in Utah, people are starting to second-guess taking buses anywhere, although those who lack reliable transportation still do.
With every mode of transportation, there will always be negligence. Drivers attempting to multitask, operate vehicles without experience, or haul passengers while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is just as prevalent on buses as they are with any other method of transportation.
The Jardine Law Offices P.C. litigates against any bus system, at any time when operator negligence causes serious personal injury or death to one or more persons. We take individual cases and may be able to certify a class if enough people were injured. Will work hard to collect medical, financial even psychological compensation so you can begin healing from your accident.
Proving cases where bus accidents were caused by operator negligence may be simpler in today’s technologically advanced society where cameras are placed on virtually every major transportation system. Notwithstanding, we still work diligently to collect all evidence as it relates to your case.
Bus accidents are considered personal injuries, which means an individual got hurt. Our Salt Lake City bus accident attorney takes cases where settlements are expected on a contingency basis, meaning there are no costs passed on to victims until we’ve settled your case favorably.
Whether you’re an owner of a vehicle that was severely damaged by a bus, or a passenger of UTA, Greyhound, or Utah School bus systems, we can help you. Put our dedicated staff to work are you in settling your bus accident case favorably. Contact us today.