Every year, passengers, other drivers and pedestrians are killed or seriously injured as a result of bus accidents. Buses are much more difficult to control than the average vehicle on the road. Buses are 40 to 45 feet long and they can weigh as much as 17,000 pounds. As a result, buses don’t turn like normal vehicles. They can’t stop like normal vehicles and they have blind spots that are much larger than what you would experience in a normal vehicle. Another cause of bus accidents is really the behavior and the decisions of the bus companies.
You have commercial drivers, sometimes, who are poorly trained, many times are overworked driving for hours that frankly are just too long to be on the road. So if you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a bus accident, it’s critically important that you contact a lawyer quickly. Many times, buses have cameras mounted on board that are videotaping the driver, the passengers and also the areas surrounding the bus. And it’s critically important that the attorney try to secure those video tapes as quickly as possible to prove how and why the crash occurred. The Allen law firm has handled numerous bus accidents. We have the resources and the experience to handle any bus accident and to take on any bus company.