Bus Accidents

Over 60,000 buses are involved in accidents a year.[1] These bus accidents cause over 14,000 injuries a year. When comparing total miles driven, bus accidents occur at roughly the same rate as car accidents.[2]

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Understanding liability issues is the first step towards determining who is to blame. A bus driver should be fully qualified and well trained before operating a bus. Operating a commercial bus, school bus, shuttle bus, or any type of public bus, for that matter, will require training. Bus drivers are responsible for their passengers’ lives, and if a driver is found liable, he or she will be accountable for any damages caused by a bus crash.

If you or a loved one is injured in a bus accident, it may be difficult to know if the driver qualified and operated the bus properly. We’ll find out if the driver had points on his or her license and if the driver was well rested. Other possibilities include a bus that was poorly maintained. Was the bus properly maintained—were the brakes, lights, and mirrors up to industry standard?

The attorneys at the Virga Law Firm have successfully helped those who have been injured in bus accidents. The Virga Law Firm can discover whether the bus driver is at fault. Call today for a free legal consultation.

Contact an experienced Bus Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, contact us for a free case evaluation. If we accept your case, there is never a fee unless we win.

Give us a call (916) 444-6595, or fill out the contact form below. Our Sacramento injury lawyers are here to fight for you and your family every step of the way.





[1] “Type of Motor Carrier and Driver History in Fatal Bus Crashes,” from the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute. See: http://trb.metapress.com/content/w67h068255283186/fulltext.pdf?page=1

[2] “Risk factors associated with bus accident severity in the United States: a generalized ordered logit model.” J Safety Res. 2012 Jul;43(3):171-80.