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Bus Accidents

Despite buses being one of the safest forms of transportation and prevalent throughout Los Angeles, bus accident lawyers are indispensable when disaster strikes.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that bus accidents represented 0.5 percent of fatal accidents in 2006; approximately two-thirds of these were collisions with other vehicles, while one-third were pedestrian accidents or related to rollovers and roof crushes. However, when buses are involved in accidents, such as the fatal Colusa Casino Tour Bus Crash on October 5, 2008, the consequences can be catastrophic. This is because schools, bus companies, and transit agencies routinely fail to offer seat belts or other safety precautions. Passengers must simply rely on their luck—and the bus driver—to keep them safe from serious bus accidents.

 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, contact JKT Law Inc.'s bus accident lawyers. Our law firm offers free consultations. Call [707-726-6009].

 

The lack of standard safety measures is just one aspect contributing to buses being a potential hazard. Buses strike between 90 and 100 pedestrians in the United States every year, according to the NHTSA. This is partly because their routes take them to curbs and through pedestrian-dense areas. Additionally, bus drivers often have poor visibility due to the large size of their vehicles and limited rear view. NHTSA statistics indicate that other vehicles are most likely to collide with the right side of the bus, suggesting visibility issues during lane changes. In the case of school buses, impatient drivers may cause tragic accidents involving young children by failing to stop when the red lights are flashing. Moreover, the extremely heavy weight of buses—more than 10,000 pounds—makes them much more likely to be involved in deadly rollover accidents than passenger cars. If bus drivers or others on the road do not exercise enough care, a group outing or daily commute can turn into a massive tragedy.

 

JKT Law Inc.'s personal injury attorneys are leaders in complex consumer litigation, including cases involving automotive defects and bus accidents, pharmaceutical litigation, and severe injuries. Our partners have been repeatedly nominated as Trial Lawyers of the Year, Most Influential Attorneys, and for other professional awards. They regularly speak and write about trial practice to other attorneys.

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JKT Law Inc. is a firm with attorneys boasting over a decade of experience in civil litigation. Our experienced team has navigated countless cases with precision and knowledge, ensuring favorable outcomes for our clients. Whether representing plaintiffs or defendants, we leverage our deep understanding of the legal landscape to craft strategic solutions tailored to each unique situation. Trust JKT Law Inc. to deliver results-driven representation in civil litigation matters.

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