Boise Bus Accidents Attorneys
Bus drivers have a major responsibility in safely transporting their passengers. If you or your child is a passenger on a bus, you put a great deal of faith in that driver to commit their full attention to the task of driving and making sure their passengers are safe. When major bus accidents do happen, the toll of human lives can be high, and even minor accidents can leave victims with long-term injuries and medical expenses. After a bus accident in Idaho, find out your legal options and receive a free evaluation of your claim by contacting the Boise offices of personal injury lawyers Pedersen & Whitehead.
Federal rules govern bus maintenance and operation
Buses carry out an important role by providing transportation for large groups of people. Due to the potential risks of injury to large numbers of people at once, any vehicle that carries over ten passengers, such as a large van, shuttle, trolley, or church van may be classified as a bus and must operate according to federal regulations on commercial vehicles. These vehicles, tasked with conveying large numbers of passengers who are often children, must be carefully maintained, with drivers adhering to strict rules on getting necessary rest breaks to remain alert and attentive while behind the wheel. When Idaho bus accidents occur, savvy attorneys will investigate whether any of these rules were ignored or violated and whether those violations led to the accident.
Idaho bus accident lawyers ready to help you after a crash
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found that about three hundred fatal bus accidents happen every year across the United States. A far larger number of accidents happen that do not involve a fatality, which nevertheless leave victims and their families struggling to afford the resulting costs. Injuries resulting from bus accidents can include:
- Sprains and strains
- Broken bones
- Trip-and-fall injuries when drivers stop short or drive too aggressively
- Injuries resulting from assault by a fellow passenger
The Twin Falls motor vehicle accident lawyers at Pedersen & Whitehead have represented hundreds of accident victims throughout their fifty years of combined experience. Our Idaho personal injury lawyers understand the strain placed on families when one member suffers injuries in a major accident. We’ll come alongside you when you need help most, taking over the time-consuming and burdensome process of filing a claim for damages and gathering the evidence needed by defendants or insurers to prove your entitlement to compensation. Contact our seasoned, professional Idaho personal injury lawyers today for a consultation after a bus accident.