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Bus accidents and vicarious liability

While buses are convenient modes of transportation for individuals in Seattle and other cities across the nation, they are also a source of many risks and dangers on the roadways. These vehicles transport a large number of passengers at one time, putting many lives at risk in the event of a bus crash. A bus driver is required to meet a certain standard of care while operating a bus in the line of work. Failure to do so places liability on them in the event of an accident.

Protecting your rights following a bus crash

Living in a major city has many perks. One of these is the ability to use public transportation. Whether it is a taxi, bus or train, this can provide easy and affordable ways for residents in Seattle to get around. While these are fairly reliable and safe modes of transportation, city buses are prone to risks and errors.

Does speeding account for serious and fatal accidents?

Nowadays, everyone seems to be in a rush. Maybe they have a busy day, have too much on their plate or are juggling their work and family. Whatever the reasons, residents in Washington and other states always seem to be going somewhere. The roads filled with motorists prove this. While some are not in a rush to get to their final destination, others might be on a time crunch. This can compel a driver to hit the gas pedal, going much faster than the speed limit.

Study shows children take longer to recover from TBIs

As a motorist, no one in Washington or any other state across the nation believes that he or she will be involved in an accident. Thus, it is shocking when they are involved in a collision that causes them and their children passengers to be harmed in the wreck. While adults are susceptible to all types of injuries in a crash, children are more prone to severe injuries, such as a brain injury, when an automobile crash occurs.

Rollover crash caused by stolen car in police pursuit

We can't always predict what people are going to do. On roadways, we can anticipate what vehicles might do, but if a driver does not use a turn signal, does not stop, speeds or suddenly slams on the breaks, other motorists are not prepared for the actions. This also opens up the possibility that a crash will occur, as drivers are unable to evade the negligence of others. Much like motorists do not anticipate to be around a negligent driver, they do not expect to be amongst a vehicle evading law enforcement, weaving and colliding with other automobiles during the pursuit on the roadway.

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