Types of Bus Accidents

Types of Bus Accidents

There are several different types of buses, and the crash rates vary for each type. Generally, buses can be categorized as:

  • City
  • Transit
  • School
  • Charter
  • Shuttle/private

When buses start and stop often, such as school buses, the likelihood of certain types of accidents are rare, such as a school bus being run off the road. Transit and Shuttle buses, however, are more likely to be run off the road than school buses simply because they generally travel longer intervals usually at faster speeds. On the other hand, city and transit buses, because they often compete directly with foot and cycle traffic, tend to have higher rates of pedestrian- and bicyclist-involved crashes.

Given these factors and that bus crash type percentages may differ by category, most bus crashes as a whole involve the following factors-

  • Dangerous rural roads and bridges
  • Defective parts and equipment
  • Departing Roadway
  • Distracted Driving
  • Head On Collision
  • Intersection Accidents
  • Rear End Collision
  • Reckless Driving
  • Right-of-Way Accidents
  • Rollovers
  • Side Impact Collisions
  • Sideswipe
  • Speeding
  • Weather-Related Accidents
  • Wrong-Way Crashes

For some of these crash types, such as speeding, distracted driving, and reckless driving, the blame would appear to fall directly on the driver, while other types, like departing the roadway, rollover crashes, and accidents caused by dangerous roads and bridges, may be the fault of a third party. Even in accidents where the driver seems at fault, third parties may still be involved. This is why trying to get recompensed for injuries caused by bus accidents can be so difficult. To make matters worse, these types of accidents are traumatic for all who are in involved, the injuries sustained are usually severe.

If you have been hurt in a bus crash, having to worry about medical costs, bills, daily living costs, and supporting yourself and your family will only slow recovery and healing. Fortunately, financial compensation may be available to you for your injuries, suffering, lost wages, and other damages. Fill out the form for a free consultation and learn more about how to recover compensation for your bus accident injuries and losses.

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