Bus Accidents

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Passengers in commercial and private buses frequently ride to save money, for convenience, as part of a church, school or organizational function, or because they feel safer leaving the driving to a professional. But passenger buses often are not equipped with seat belts, and the presence of luggage, dozens of other passengers, and walls of windows, make the inside of a bus extremely hazardous in the event of an accident.

The bus accident lawyers at Abels & Annes fight for the rights of accident victims in complex bus accident cases, which often involve in–state and out–of–state busing companies, drivers and insurance companies; as well as state and federal regulations. Multiple accident victims usually seek compensation in the wake of a serious or fatal bus accident and hiring an Arizona injury law firm to handle your case can be critical to protecting your rights.

Bus Accidents in Arizona
  • 246 people were seriously injured in Arizona bus accidents in 2008.

  • 1,466 Arizona bus accidents were reported.

  • 10 people were killed.
Source: Arizona Department of Transportation.

At Abels & Annes, we will investigate the cause of your accident and determine who is responsible. Causes of bus accidents can include a distracted, inattentive or inexperienced bus driver; careless or negligent operation of the bus; an intoxicated or tired driver or a bus operated in violation of safety regulations; equipment failure or a poorly maintained bus; a road defect or inoperable traffic control device or railroad crossing; or other at–fault drivers on the road whose actions lead to the bus accident.

Whether an accident is the fault of a bus operator or the driver of another vehicle, in almost every case it is clear that the passengers aboard the bus are not to blame and are not responsible for the collision. Yet despite the fact that they bear no fault for the crash, these passengers often find it difficult to deal with the bus companies and to receive the relief they need. Though the law entitles accident victims to seek payment from the responsible party or parties, in many accidents, these people may deny they were at fault or may blame another for the crash. Any of these techniques can greatly delay a settlement on behalf of the injured bus victim and that delay can mean that a victim is not receiving medical treatment needed, may not be working because his or her injuries are too significant, and may be falling behind on paying bills as a result.

Many accident victims benefit by retaining legal representation to help them through the process and towards a successful recovery. An injury attorney can help a victim pursue all avenues of recovery so that the maximum award possible may be recovered. By thoroughly investigating the causes of your accident, our attorneys will build a case capable of seeking compensation from all appropriate parties involved in the accident. A comprehensive review of available insurance will also allow us to determine your best course of legal action.

Medically, it is important to understand that the consequences of many types of injuries may not be readily apparent following a busing accident. The symptoms of head injuries, joint injuries and even spinal cord injuries, can take weeks or months to manifest. Additionally, the long–term consequences of injuries sustained in a serious bus accident may remain unknown for years. At Abels & Annes, we will work with your medical staff and outside medical experts and professionals to help ensure that you are getting the care you need and that we are aware of any possible future medical consequences for which you should be compensated.

When the negligence of a bus owner, operator or leasing company leads to an accident, or when a careless driver on the road causes a busing accident, you can and should be compensated for your injuries, including current and future medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, rehabilitation expenses and disability in the event you are unable to return to work. The lawyers at Abels & Annes are dedicated to ensuring that anyone dealing with a serious or fatal bus accident has the legal representation they deserve. Contact our office for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights.

If you have been involved in an accident that left you hurt or injured, you may have a claim for your damages. We offer all accident victims a free case consultation to learn whether they have a case and, if so, what options may be available. To take advantage of this free consultation, call us today toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191. At Abels & Annes, P.C., we will never charge you a fee unless we make a recovery on your behalf, so call us today and let us help you after an accident.

If you have been hurt in a bus accident, call us today at (855) PHX-LAWYER or Contact Us online for a free consultation.

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