Bus accidents in Arizona often result in serious injuries, even death
Accidents involving buses in Arizona can cause serious injuries to bus passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists and people in other motor vehicles. In 2011, school buses in Arizona were involved in 184 accidents, including three fatal motor vehicle accidents and 38 injury accidents, according to the state Department of Transportation. All other buses in Arizona were involved in 868 accidents, including six fatal accidents and 184 injury accidents. That might not sound like a lot of motor vehicle accidents. But accidents involving buses can often be serious and involve multiple vehicles.
Root causes of bus accidents in Arizona
Bus accidents can happen for a wide variety of reasons. Sometimes, a bus driver did not receive adequate training from the company that employs the driver. Other times, the bus driver might not be properly licensed to drive a bus due to an expired driver’s license. The bus might also not have a valid inspection sticker due to problems with the bus that resulted in the crash.
Reckless driving by the bus driver might be the cause of the accident. Examples of reckless driving include speeding, being asleep at the wheel or texting & using a cell phone while driving.
Bus accidents can happen anywhere. But urban areas and highways used by buses can be especially dangerous since there are so many other vehicles on these roads. At Israel & Gerity, PLLC, an experienced Arizona bus accident lawyer can help you if you’re dealing with an accident on I-10, accident on I-8, accident on I-17 or accident on I-77.
Reach out to a bus accident attorney in Phoenix today
Serious accidents demand serious attention. Don’t leave your future to chance. Take action. Contact a hard-working, no-nonsense Arizona accident lawyer who will put your interests first. Contact Israel & Gerity, PLLC. Located in Phoenix, our experienced lawyers have defended the rights of bus accident victims for years in Scottsdale, Mesa, Tucson, Yuma, Prescott, Sedona, Kingman and throughout Arizona.
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