“Buses and trains are tremendous for mass transportation, but when collisions and accidents occur the results are generally on a catastrophic scale.”
Because of the increasing use of public transportation, the number of bus-related accidents is increasing. Buses are still statistically one of the safest forms of transportation, yet when a bus crash does occur, because of the size and speed of the vehicle and the large number of occupants, they often result in serious injuries or even death.
Bus accidents usually involve some type of driver negligence, lack of training, inadequate safety measures, poor weather conditions, dangerous roads, improper maintenance or malfunctioning equipment. In addition, many buses do not have seat belts to protect occupants from being propelled forward or ejected if there’s a crash. An experienced bus injury attorney will investigate and identify the parties responsible for the accident, and take aggressive action to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. We have that experience and certainly know what it means to be aggressive.
administered by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), which promotes and regulates safety throughout the railroad industry. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) also has a role in regulating railroad safety and is usually the agency responsible for investigating and determining the cause of railroad accidents.
Railroad accidents are generally caused by a multitude of factors. Determining who was responsible and to what degree can be very difficult. Much railroad accident law and related litigation crosses over and into products liability law, negligence law and even contract law to determine who will ultimately be held responsible for an accident.
If you’ve been the victim of a Bus Accident, Train Accident or Railroad Crossing Accident, call us now and we’ll explain what you need to do moving forward. We’d be glad to talk with you. All consultations are free and you’re under no obligation to hire us.
Although train accidents are uncommon, when they happen they can be catastrophic resulting in serious or fatal injuries to passengers and to people in the vicinity of the wreck. And most often, there’s virtually no warning a collision or derailment is about to occur leaving train occupants most often unrestrained and totally vulnerable. Likewise, train crossing collisions occur with little or no warning of the approaching train.
Railroad companies are regulated primarily by federal law