According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, bus accidents are responsible for up to 15,000 injuries per year, with an average of 300 fatalities out of that number. Considering how many communities rely on buses as a primary mode of transportation, not to mention school children, the number of bus accidents is far higher than itshould be.
So with so many people relying on buses, why are bus accidents and bus injuries so common. Bus accidents are just that, accidents. Sometimes theyare causedby other drivers or common bus driver fatigue, but the injuries that happencan beprevented. However, for anyone who has ever taken the bus, they will know why injuries are common. It is because buses don’t require any kind of safety equipment.
There are no seat belts, no roll protection, and buses are some of the mosttop heavyvehicles on the road. Recently there have been a number of reports of “party” bus crashes that could have had many preventable fatalities if the bushad been inspectedproperly to find fatal safety flaws responsible for a number of deaths.
Many commuters feel safer on a bus than in a car, but the truth is that riding a bus is actually much more likelyto befatal in a bad crash. If you have been in a bus accident in the Los Angeles area, you may have some legal action available to you.Contact Freeman & Freeman today to see if you have a case against the bus company or bus driver responsible for you accident.