Although buses aren’t the most common vehicles on Wichita roads such as Kellogg or I-35, they can be just as dangerous as other large vehicles. Their large weight and size can cause catastrophic accidents. Most people don’t think about a bus accident when they step onto the local transit bus or sending their children off to school on the school bus. They certainly don’t think about the serious and even fatal injuries they could have if they are hit by a bus.
Bus drivers have a huge responsibility of safety for their passengers. When a bus driver fails to meet their obligations, the driver and/or the company can be held responsible. Unfortunately, they will most likely do whatever is possible to escape the responsibility for a collision.
Negligent and reckless driving is the leading cause of bus accidents. Many drivers aren’t even qualified to be driving a bus in the first place. The most common instances of reckless driving include:
Driving without proper qualifications to safely operate the bus
Speeding to quicken the route
Using a cell phone while driving
Driving under the influence
Because buses drive such long distances, they are also required to have proper maintenance to prevent accidents. This is often neglected and passengers are hurt as a result of this kind of negligence. Tire blowouts, brake failure and steering failure are the most common issues that result in either a breakdown or a collision.
If you have had a Kansas bus wreck injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recover. Call us today at 316-269-1414. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery. If you have been in a bus wreck accident or have been injured by a bus you need an experienced bus crash attorney who knows how to make sure you and your family are protected.
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