When it comes to accidents, time is a critical factor even for the victims of accidents. The investigation regarding the cause of the accident is often crucial to the success of claims in a bus accident. When a person suffers from a bus accident, an accident attorney, by using the extensive resource of their firms, take immediate action to investigate the fault in the bus crash.
What is essential is a proper investigation that would help recover the compensation for the losses related to the injuries, as it is required by the law for the victims to prove that the accident is caused by the negligence of the other party. In the case of bus accidents, the company owners or bus drivers often act negligently. Some of the examples of negligence that results in bus crashes mostly include:
Violations of Traffic Rules
Just like the drivers of every other vehicle, bus drivers also are required to follow the traffic laws of the country. But the unfortunate thing is that it doesn’t occur always, which results in accidents thereby leaving the victims of accidents with very serious injuries. Bus drivers are often expected to meet the schedules even in heavy traffic which pushes him/her to exceed the speed limits and cause traffic violations. Most drivers, when in stress, may speed the vehicle recklessly, follow other vehicles too closely, fail to signal lane changes and take improper turns while driving.
Driving for long hours on mundane highways can often make bus drivers prone to distractions while driving. The drivers are often held to schedules while relief drivers are unavailable for service. Other common distractions include cell phones, disruptive passengers, communication with dispatch, and so on. Accidents that are caused due to the distraction of bus drivers are considered to be more serious as they will be legally responsible for the injuries and fatalities in the accident.
Bus drivers are often subjected to long hours of service regulations just like other commercial drivers, even when they operate only in the state. Most of them do not follow these regulations, and this puts the lives of everyone in the bus at risk. Reputed accident lawyers thoroughly investigate claims which involve fatigued drivers to see if any evidence of violations exists.