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Common Causes of Bus Accidents

Little Rock, AR, attorney Thomas G. Buchanan has represented many clients that have been injured in bus accidents.  He and Beth have over 13 years experience with traffic accidents of all types.  They strive every day to give to every client the best of caring, courageous and committed legal services.  Clients working with the Little Rock, AR accident attorneys at the Law Office of Thomas Buchanan can expect to receive big-firm sophistication and experience with a small-firm atmosphere of personal attention.

The National Traffic Safety Administration (NTSA) tracksvehicle accidents and analyzes them according to categories, including bus accidents.  For the year 2009 in the United States, there were fewer accidents involving buses than other vehicles like automobiles and light trucks.  Some bus accidents did injure multiple persons, and there were 221 fatalities from bus accidents in that year’s count.  In 2010, Arkansas had just 1 fatal bus crash and 135 non-fatal crashes recorded.

Common causes of bus accidents are similar to those causing other vehicular accidents.  Driver distraction, alcohol, inexperience and speed top the list of accident causes.  In one case, a driver was texting and briefly took his attention off the road ahead.  When he accidentally crossed into an oncoming traffic lane, he over-corrected and the bus left the highway and crashed.  Bus accidents are rare, but they can cause major life disruption and unexpected expenses.  If you have been injured in a bus accident, you are entitled to seek fair compensation for your injuries, lost wages, medical expenses and other claims.

Common causes of bus accidents include the following:

  1. Driver distraction or negligence
  2. Urban location – heavily populated areas with small area for maneuvering
  3. Road conditions and construction problems
  4. Vehicle handling problems and equipment defects
  5. Weight distribution problems in the vehicle affects stability
  6. Structure of the vehicle and lack of passenger protection

Personal injury cases tend to be lengthy, so it is very important to find personal injury attorneys that you feel comfortable working with.  The law firm of Thomas G. Buchanan is small enough to give you excellent personal service, and we are large enough that other lawyers send their tough cases to this law firm because of our expertise in winning accident cases.   We hand-pick each case so that we can leverage our vast resources on your case in detail.  We work with tenacity and we have integrity.  It is what sets our law firm apart from others and we are proud of that fact.

The Law Office of Thomas G. Buchanan is not a legal mill; we obtain results that far exceed attorneys that are only going for a quick settlement and out.  Caring, courageous, committed is our pledge to you when you place your trust in our law firm.  Call today for an initial appointment to review the potential for your bus accident or other personal injury case.


Source AR bus crashes: http://www.ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/CrashProfile/st_overview.asp?StCd=AR

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