Salt Lake City Bus Accident Attorneys
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From public transit to school buses, many Salt Lake City residents use
a bus to get around each day. Although this form of transportation is
considered one of the safest, bus accidents are often devastating in nature
due to the size and weight of these vehicles. The National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA) states approximately 300 fatal bus accidents
occur every year. But when there are no deaths, they typically result
in severe injuries and significant property damage.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident in Utah, our Salt
Lake City lawyers at Lowe Law Group is ready to help you recover the compensation
you deserve to pay for medical costs, lost wages, as well as pain and
suffering. We have won millions of dollars won on behalf of our clients
by providing them with effective and personalized legal solutions to hold
the negligent parties liable for their reckless actions.
Who is Liable in a Bus Accident Case?
Buses are one of the safest ways to travel, but when an accident does occur,
the results can be tragic. They can also be very complex legal cases to
handle. Determining who is liable in a bus accident case is a challenging
and complicated situation to handle. There are many parties that could
be responsible for the situation, which is why determining liability must
be handled by a professional attorney. The following parties may be liable:
- The driver
- The bus maintenance company
- The entity that provided the training
There are many facets to being involved in a bus or transit accident, which
is why our legal team is here to help you build your case and file a claim.
We also handle
mass torts for multiple injured parties.
Holding the Negligent Party Responsible
Since buses offer transportation services to the public or certain individuals
as part of a business, they adhere to common carrier law that is regulated
at a local, state, and federal level. Common carriers have a higher duty
of care and vigilance for their passengers’ safety. When a bus operator,
company, or even manufacturer fails to adhere to that higher duty of care
and this failure results in an accident which causes injury, they could
be held liable for their actions in civil court.
The following are the most common types of bus accidents:
- Public transit bus accidents
- School bus accidents
- Private, charter, and commercial bus accidents
- Shuttle bus accidents
- Freight bus accidents
In addition, bus accidents can also involve negligent drivers in passenger
vehicles. Whether a car crashes into a bus while both vehicles are in
motion or if a car collides into pedestrians at a bus stop, injured parties
can hold the negligent driver accountable for his/her actions.
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Our Salt Lake City bus accident lawyers can investigate the accident, collect
evidence, negotiate with insurers, and help you recover the most favorable
settlement possible. Bus carriers and their insurance companies are committed
to doing whatever it takes to deny your
injury claim or reduce your entitled compensation, which is why we can protect your
rights and best interests to maximize your award. Do not hesitate to let
us fight for you while you recover from injury.
Contact us and discuss your case with Lowe Law Group today for more information.