Arizona personal injury attorneys representing bus accident victims in Glendale, Yuma, Phoenix, Tucson, and Chandler.
Buses must comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rules and regulations, which is the agency that regulates interstate bus and truck safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is one of the government agencies that is responsible for reducing vehicular crashes and their resulting injuries and fatalities. Bus companies, drivers, mechanics and employees must comply with safety requirements. Bus drivers must be trained and certified. Â If you or a loved one have been injured or died as a result of a bus accident caused by the negligent actions of someone else, contact a bus accident lawyer in the Phoenix, AZ area right away.
Bus driver safety issues include:
- Must pass thorough background check
- Bus driver must be properly trained and certified
- Currently licensed with valid, up to date license
- Knowledge of and compliance with all applicable bus driver rules
- Maximum driving times â€“ specific number of hours per day and week
- Brake systems operating knowledge and mastery
- Emergency window release with pull or lift handles
- Emergency door exit with and without power fail
- Many others
Bus companies are legally responsible for their drivers, mechanics and employees, as well as the actual buses. If an injury occurs because of driver negligence or faulty equipment, the injured party may seek compensatory damages in a personal injury lawsuit.
Wattel & York, one of the top personal injury law firms in Phoenix, AZ and the entire country, represents clients who have been injured in bus accidents. Our Phoenix auto accident attorneys represent passengers, motorists, pedestrians, motorcycle drivers, bicyclists, and others. Victims may be entitled to damages to compensate them for medical bills, lost wages, and more.
Common bus accident injuries include:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury
- Severed tendons and ligaments
- Burn injuries, abrasions, andÂ bruises
- NerveÂ injuries
- Injury to internal organs
Proving Bus Company Negligence
Some of the different types of buses in Phoenix include:
- School bus
- Valley Metro
- Shuttle bus
- Charter bus
- Airport shuttle
- Tour bus
If you were involved in a bus accident in Phoenix, it is essential to properly investigate the facts. As one of the countryâ€™s premier plaintiffâ€™s rights law firms, Wattel & York Phoenix, AZ bus accident attorneys may choose to use their substantial resources to conduct a meticulous and thorough case investigation. By using the skills of accident reconstruction engineers and investigators in combination with the most advanced and current technology, Wattel & York are able to recreate an extraordinarily accurate rendition of the events and factors that preceded and caused the bus accident. This information is used in negotiations with insurance carriers with the goal of obtaining a fair, generous and time-efficient out of court settlement.
If the insurance company and other responsible parties do not offer an equitable, generous settlement, your Phoenix AZ bus accident lawyer will not hesitate to take your case to court for a jury trial. There is no substitute for the knowledge and wisdom that naturally results from 40 years of experience and 13,000 successful cases.Â
Complimentary Case Evaluation with Phoenix Bus Accident Attorneys
If you were injured in a bus accident in Phoenix, Chandler, Glendale, Tucson, Yuma or elsewhere in Maricopa County, the Phoenix personal injury attorneysÂ of Wattel & York offers a complimentary case evaluation. You will have the opportunity to speak with knowledgeable and experienced plaintiffâ€™s rights attorneys. You will be able to ask questions about your case to better understand your options and future course of conduct.
There are no upfront fees or costs. If we accept your case, there will be no attorneys fees unless we settle your case with the insurance carrier or win the case in court. To meet your needs, we also have offices in Washington and California. To schedule your complimentary case review, contact the law firm of Wattel & York at 877-333-0545, or fill out the internet contact form.