Unfortunately, school and public bus accidents are too common. Charter, tour, or school bus transportation systems are convenient alternatives for individuals who do not own motor vehicles, do not have time to drop off or pick up their children at school, or traveling long distances. However, due to the large vehicle size and lack of seat belts in many buses, children, passengers, and travelers are at a risk for enduring serious injuries in the event of a bus accident.
Bus Accidents in Florida: Statistics and Facts
The United States has strict regulations regarding buses. As a result, the rate of bus accidents is substantially lower than in other countries. In particular, the U.S. Department of Transportation requires that state transit systems evaluate potential bus drivers with the following criteria:
- Mental examinations
- Physical examinations including drug and alcohol testing
- Review of the driver’s record
- Minimum age requirement
- Personality/attitude evaluation
- Minimum of 5 years of driving experience
Causes of Bus Accidents
The most common causes of bus accidents include the following:
- Driver error
- Inadequate surveillance
- Incorrectly entering an intersection or roadway
Contact a Coral Springs Accident Attorney
Buses are considered a common carrier. By law, common carriers are responsible for the safety of the goods or individuals being transported. The bus company is often liable for the injuries or losses in the event of an accident.
At Law Offices of Cytryn & Velazquez, P.A., we understand that being involved in a bus accident is a traumatic situation and can require substantial recovery time. Our experienced personal injury lawyers have handled numerous bus accident cases and know how we can help you.
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