Introducing Our Firm
In 2005 and 2006, buses were involved in about 5 percent of all large vehicle crashes nationwide, but in 14 percent of large vehicle accidents in New Jersey. A bus crash study in northern New Jersey for that two-year period found that 40 buses were involved in 39 bus crashes that resulted in serious injuries and fatalities.
The study found that of the 19 crashes in which the bus driver or bus company was at fault to some degree, the reasons for the serious or fatal accident included:
- Traveling too fast for road conditions
- Making an illegal maneuver
- Running off the road when making a lane change
- Driver inattention
- Following too close
- Brake failure
As public carriers, operators of buses are required to follow a much higher duty of care than other drivers. Bus companies have a responsibility to keep their vehicles in good working condition to ensure the safety of passengers.
If you, your child or a loved one has suffered an injury on a motor coach, commuter bus, shuttle bus, charter bus, school bus, public transit bus or passenger van, the law offices of Hoyt & Hoyt, PC, can help you achieve a fair financial recovery. Contact Morristown personal injury attorney Jack Hoyt to schedule a free initial consultation.
Bus Accidents And Serious Injuries
While buses provide a degree of cushion and safety to bus passengers, they lack seat belts. This may put bus passengers at risk if the bus rolls over, which can easily happen if it runs off the road.
- Broken windows can cause passengers to be ejected, leaving them vulnerable to crush injuries, broken bones, lacerations and spinal cord injuries.
- A bus rollover accident can also cause the roof to crush, resulting in catastrophic head injuries.
These types of injuries are both tragic and financially costly. An injured bus passenger may need medical care and nursing services for a long time. It's extremely important that bus accident victims receive full and fair compensation, and we will work with medical experts to understand the full extent of their injuries and medical needs — both now and in the long term.
Get A Free Initial Consultation And Speak With An Experienced Lawyer
We represent people injured in bus accidents on northern New Jersey streets, highways and interstates, including I-280, I-287, I-78, the New Jersey Turnpike and Route 80. Contact the Morristown, New Jersey, law office of Hoyt & Hoyt, PC, to schedule a free initial consultation today.