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Bus accidents account for hundreds of thousands of injuries every year. Bus companies advertise the safety of choosing a bus for every day transportation or travel, but in fact buses pose a serious risk of injury to their passengers as well as the occupants of other vehicles. Six percent (6%) of all fatal vehicle accidents involve buses.  Tragically, many of the most serious bus accidents involve children in school buses.

Buses are top heavy and often roll over upon impact. Buses lack the standard safety features found today on virtually all vehicles, such as airbags and seatbelts.  Without seatbelts, bus passengers are thrown about the cabin in an impact, colliding with the bus’s seats, walls, luggage and other passengers. School buses are even more dangerous to their passengers than other buses.  According to the National Coalition for School Bus Safety “School Buses are old fashioned, outdated and don’t give children the benefit of current safety techniques” and account for over 17,000 emergency room visits and 20 deaths each year.

Ninety percent of all bus accidents are due to human factors.  Bus drivers are frequently poorly trained and inexperienced in dealing with the dynamics of controlling a bus that can weigh over 30,000 pounds.  Bus drivers often drive when fatigued or become easily distracted by passenger activity on the bus. Safety regulations for bus drivers are lax and too often not enforced by state or local authorities. And of course, bus drivers, like any other drivers, can and do speed, ignore traffic signals and disregard the rules of the road.

If you or your child has been involved in a bus accident, beware.  Bus companies will aggressively   pressure you to surrender your rights for full compensation in exchange for pennies on the dollar. In fact, bus accident victims are entitled to the very same compensation for medical bills, wage loss and pain and suffering damages as victims in any other kind of vehicle accident.

Attorney David Altman has been honored as one of the Best Attorneys of America and received the NAOPIA TOP TEN (10) award.  The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys is an organization devoted to recognizing the top Personal Injury lawyers in the nation and less than 1% of the more than 1 million attorneys in the United States have received this prestigious award.

Our law firm handles all aspects of personal injury cases with our no recovery, no fee guarantee. Please contact the Law Offices of David Altman, a top Saint George personal injury law firm dedicated to helping bus/trolley injury accident victims and winning their cases for over thirty five (35) years in Utah and California.

If you have suffered a serious personal injury in St. George, Salt Lake City or anywhere else in Utah and are seeking aggressive, competent and superior legal representation, please call us for a free no obligation, confidential consultation at (435) 688-9999.

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