Sometimes, we are unable to drive ourselves places. Whether one lives in a big city, does not own a vehicle or just wants to better the environment, many Seattle residents utilize public transportation to get around. This is not only convenient, but it also reduces our carbon footprint. While there are many benefits to taking the bus, a train or a taxi, there are also risks. Thee drivers are held to a higher standard, and if they breach their duty of care, this could result in a serious or even fatal public transportation accident.
Upon boarding a bus, passengers often do not consider the risks associated with this type of travel. These massive vehicles transport a large number of passengers at one time. And, because these vehicles are not equipped with seatbelts, this poses a higher risk of injury in the event of a serious bus crash.
At the Law Offices of Matthew D. Dublin, our experienced legal team understands that negligence, errors and malfunction can be the culprit of bus accidents. Thus, we are dedicated to uncovering the causes of these crashes, helping those harmed in the crash place liability on the party at fault.
Bus drivers can get distracted, driver recklessly or even under the influence of alcohol. These dangers actions could be the cause of a bus accident. It is also possible tat mechanical failures could occur. If a bus is not properly maintained and repaired, this could be the culprit for a bus crash.
Our goal is to pinpoint the cause of these massive crashes by conducting further investigation, locating witnesses and consulting with experts. This helps our legal team develop a full picture of the accident site, helping our clients understand who was responsible for their injuries and damages suffered.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s bus accident website. A bus accident could cause serious injuries to the head and body, resulting in accumulating medical bills. A personal injury action could help address these costs through a monetary award.