Lawyers for Bus Accident Claims
Often injuries resulting from a bus accident can be severe and involve the lives of many innocent people, which can result in a very complicated set of legal matters. Accidents can involve bus passengers, pedestrians, and other cars on the road.
Bus accidents can result in a variety of injuries including brain injury, spinal injury, or even wrongful death.
Causes of Bus Accidents in Alberta
There are many reasons why someone may be injured in an accident involving a bus. Common causes of bus accidents are:
- Mechanical Failure – Owning and operating a bus requires ongoing maintenance, and failure to service the vehicle regularly can lead to a bus accident. An accident may occur due to negligence of the transit authority, where they fail to maintain the brakes, tires, lights, steering mechanisms, or safety equipment of the bus. If an accident is due to this negligence, victims of the accident may have cause for legal action.
- Driver Error – Much like car accidents, a bus accident can occur when the driver is distracted or fails to follow the rules of the road. The driver could also be speeding, fatigued, or driving under the influence, and this can result in a serious accident.
- Other Drivers – Often bus accidents are due to the negligence of another driver failing to obey traffic regulations and causing a serious bus wreck.
- Environmental Factors – Northern Alberta sees its fair share of hazardous weather conditions, and often this can increase the likelihood of a bus accident, either through the negligence of the bus company or the driver, or another driver on the road.
Free No-Obligation Consultations for Bus Accident Victims
Often determining negligence in a bus accident can be very difficult. Multiple parties could be found at fault or liable. An experienced bus accident lawyer will be able to uncover the cause of the accident, and hold the negligent party (or parties) accountable.
If you are injured, you should be focused on your recovery, not handling the claim, gathering evidence, obtaining medical reports, or fighting for proper compensation. The KMSC Injury Law Team is experienced at negotiating with insurance companies and reaching fair settlements. Contact us for a free consultation today.
We have offices in Grande Prairie, Fairview, Edmonton, La Crete and Spirit River. We serve all of Alberta, including Fort McMurray, Grande Cache, High Level, High Prairie, Manning, Peace River, Sexsmith, Slave Lake, and Valleyview.