Burbank Bus Accident Attorneys
We Hold Negligent Parties Accountable
Some of us rely on public transportation to get around. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, bus accidents cause between 11,000 and 15,000 injuries per year. These injuries range in severity, although it is reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that there are around 300 fatalities every year that were caused by bus accidents. These numbers are far too high — especially when you consider how many communities rely on methods of public transportation to get around. Buses are not only used for the transportation of the community at large, but students too. Nearly 25 million children ride a school bus nationwide; there are around 20 deaths per year caused by school bus accidents. One report from 2006 showed that 17,000 children are sent to the ER every year due to school bus-related accidents — double what experts estimated.
Unfortunately, recovering damages after being injured in a bus accident can be challenging. Many buses are owned or operated by government entities, making liability more complicated. Even if you have been injured on a privately owned bus, filing a bus accident complaint is nothing like dealing with the aftermath of a normal car accident. Deadlines to file required notices pass very quickly, often within days of the incident.
Bus accident victims should not suffer any more than they already have from their injuries, and we are here to make sure that everything possible is done to help prevent further pain and suffering.