Bus crash cases are not your run-of-the-mill car crash cases. Yes, there are similarities, but there are special rules and regulations that apply only to bus crash cases. Furthermore, there’s additional information that can be gathered in bus crash cases that are not available in regular car crash cases. Here are a few ways bus crash cases are different than car crash cases and how we approach those differences.
Special rules for bus drivers can help shore up your claim. For example, many of the local transportation agencies have their own rules for bus drivers. A violation of these rules can be used to prove negligence in a bus crash case.
Another difference is that busses often have black boxes that record more information than normal car black boxes. This information can be downloaded after the crash to help prove your case. Busses often have cameras as well. Recordings from these cameras can be used to help prove your case.
Finally, since busses are much larger than normal passenger cars, even low-speed crashes with passenger cars can cause serious damage. Large busses carry a lot of force when moving. That force is transferred into a car when a bus crashes into it. This force can then transfer into the occupant of the car and cause serious injuries.These are but a few of the differences between bus crash cases and car crash cases. We’ve handled many such cases and have developed a list of action items in these cases to help us ensure full and fair compensation for our clients. If you’ve been hurt in a bus crash case and have questions about your claim, please give us a call.