If you have been injured in a bus accident while a passenger on a bus, train or trolley, or if you have been injured in a collision with one, it is imperative that you contact an experienced bus accident lawyer, as you may be entitled to a cash settlement for your pain and suffering, medical bills, lost earnings and other expenses.
Common carriers – such as busses, trains, and trolleys – are heavily regulated by our federal and state governments. Noncompliance with safety laws may result in their complete liability for your personal injuries.
Gordon Levinson is an aggressive personal injury lawyer who represents injured bus accident victims for a contingent fee, which means that we only charge a fee if we win you a judgment or a cash settlement.
Call the Levinson Law Group at 1-866-643-HURT (4878) today for a free consultation with Gordon Levinson, your qualified bus accident lawyer!
Buses carry approximately 360 million passengers every year over a total of 28 billion miles. There are over 50,000 bus accidents each year resulting in over 20,000 injuries and an average of 30 fatalities.
Buses are involved in accidents for the same reasons that cars are, but because of their larger size and greater number of passengers, the chances of a bus accident resulting in multiple casualties is larger.
There are fewer accidents today involving train passengers because there just aren’t that many passenger trains. However, accidents involving freight trains are more common. There are over 600 railroads and more than 200,000 miles of track. On average there are 3,000 train accidents and over 1,000 deaths caused by trains each year.
The most common causes of train accidents in the United States include:
- Improperly lined switches
- Pushing cars from behind without monitoring conditions
- Leaving cars on operational tracks
- Failure to acknowledge railroad grade crossings
- Operator fatigue
Some railroad or trolley crossings are unreasonably dangerous. According to the Federal Highway Administration, a train strikes a vehicle or a pedestrian at a rail crossing every two hours in the United States. A motorist or pedestrian who becomes involved in a collision at these crossings may be entitled to compensation. If your injuries were caused by inadequate, faulty or poorly maintained grade crossing protection, call the Levinson Law Group at 1-866-643-HURT (4878) to schedule a free consultation with a bus accident lawyer today.