Tour Bus Accidents
In 2011, the Arizona Department of Transportation recorded 868 commercial or non-commercial bus accidents, which resulted in 184 injuries, 678 cases of property damage, and six deaths.
Tour buses are a very popular form of transportation when traveling in large groups due to their large capacity and ability to offer individuals comfort and sometimes entertainment while traveling long or short distances. Furthermore, many individuals trust these large busses to provide them with a safe from of transportation from one location to another, however occasionally these tour busses may become involved in an accident.
The attorneys at Phillips Law Group have sympathy for those injured in bus accidents by the negligent actions of another individual. We firmly believe that when someone causes injury to an innocent individual, that person must take responsibility for their actions and pay for the damages they have caused.
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Tour Bus Collision Liability
Typically, when individuals least expect it is when accidents tend to occur, which unfortunately will result in an injury. Of course, these injured individuals will soon realize that being injured in a tour bus accident has many core complexities than simply being involved in an automobile accident. This is because there may be several individuals and entities involved, including the tour bus company. Thus, it is imperative to find an attorney to assist you with these injuries and damages.
Some common liable parties in tour bus accidents include:
- Bus Company
- Destinations Traveled
- Other Drivers
- Tour Company
- Travel Group
In any case, there will typically be several complexities associated with this type of accident, thus it is important to find legal representation for your case.
Causes of Tour Bus Accidents
There may be several different reasons for the occurrence of tour bus accidents; of course each of them will come with their own degree of complexities, while it is not uncommon for these types of accidents to be associated with a variety of complexities. In any case, general negligence may be attributed to a tour bus accident occurring.
Some causes of these accidents include:
- Aggressive driving
- Air brake failure
- Bad weather
- Blind spot accidents
- Bus defects
- Driver fatigue
- Driving under the influence
- Exceeding maximum weight restrictions
- Improperly trained drivers
- Inexperienced driver
- Road hazards
- Road rage
- Texting while driving
- Tire blowout
Following any type of bus accident, there may be several types of injuries and possibly death due to the lack of safety protection to individuals riding these busses.
Types of Accident Injuries
Depending on the circumstances of the accident, there may be a number of different injuries that result. These injuries can depend on the speed of the accident, location, and for passengers, if they were seated, standing, or had their seatbelt buckled.
Some injuries caused by tour bus wrecks include:
- Back and neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Concussion injuries
- Dental injuries
- Dislocated joints
- Internal injuries
- Nerve damage
- Passenger injuries
- Psychological injuries
- Skull fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Wrongful death
Once you have been involved in a bus accident, it is recommended to seek medical attention. This will help to treat any underlying injuries while also providing treatment to any visible injuries that may have occurred. This will also provide you with the medical documents needed by an attorney to help formulate a case against the negligent and injury causing individuals.
Contact Our Phoenix Truck Accident Attorneys Today
At Phillips Law Group, our attorneys believe that if you have been injured in a bus accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses and damages. We believe that the negligent and injury causing individuals or entities should be held accountable for all injuries caused and pay the maximum compensation deserved.
Based in Phoenix, Arizona our attorneys are able to serve throughout the entire state and beyond.
Some locations we serve include:
- Camp Verde
- Chino Valley
For more information about our law firm, or if you believe you may have a case, we welcome you to call us at 602-258-8888 today. During this call, a member of our team will collect information regarding your accident, and then quickly connect you with an attorney ready to handle your specific case.
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