Bus Accident Attorney
Compassionate, Aggressive Legal Representation in Sacramento
All vehicle accidents can be damaging, but when a bus is involved, the results can be especially devastating. Even though buses are largely considered one of the safest methods of transportation, roughly 300 fatal bus accidents take place each year. Additionally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports an average of 20,000 bus-related injuries each year. If you or someone you love was injured in a bus accident, our firm can help.
At Kershaw, Cook & Talley, we are committed to fighting for the rights of the injured, and we have the legal skills and experience necessary to represent your case. We have obtained over $1 billion in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients, and we always put our clients’ needs first. Our firm has more than 100 years of combined legal experience, and we want to help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve.
Call (916) 520-6639 to schedule a free and confidential consultation with our firm.
Common Causes of Bus Accidents
Due to their large size and heavy weight, even the slightest driver miscalculation, mechanical failure, or road instability could cause a bus accident. For this reason, bus drivers must always exercise caution when operating their vehicles. Whether the vehicle was a school bus, public bus, or privately owned bus, any accident involving a vehicle of this size could result in significant damage and serious injuries.
Bus accidents are typically caused by one of the following:
- Dangerous weather
- Driver intoxication
- Drowsy or distracted driving
- Failure to follow traffic laws
- Faulty vehicle or defective vehicle parts
- Hazardous road conditions, or a poorly maintained road
- Inadequate driver training
- Overcrowded or overloaded vehicle
- Poorly maintained vehicle
- Reckless driving
Bus Accident Injuries
Although bus collisions occur less frequently than car accidents, they often cause more damage. If a bus crashes, everyone inside the bus is put in danger, and many could be seriously or fatally wounded. Many buses, including school buses, lack seat belts, which means a crash could throw passengers from their seats, resulting in serious injuries.
Injuries might include concussions, whiplash, spinal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, contusions, lacerations, broken bones, and internal injuries. If victims suffer catastrophic injuries from the crash, their health is permanently changed, resulting in extensive medical work, costly bills, and pain and suffering. Sometimes the trauma from the experience might even result in psychological damage or PTSD. It is essential for everyone involved in a bus accident to seek immediate medical help, even if they may seem unharmed. After you have been immediately examined, it is equally important to seek legal counsel as you determine your next step.
Let Our Firm Fight For You
Our personal injury attorneys understand what you are going through, and we are here to help. After dealing with a serious injury and a traumatic experience, it can be extremely difficult to determine what to do next.
Our firm is dedicated to providing our clients with trustworthy, supportive legal counsel through every step of their journey. We can help you file insurance claims, investigate liability, and, if necessary, take your case to trial. If you were seriously injured in a crash, or someone you love was killed in a bus accident, we want to help you seek justice and receive compensation.
Contact Kershaw, Cook & Talley today to get started on your Sacramento bus accident case.