Buses play a crucial role in the United States, serving as a means of transportation for large groups of people and ensuring the safe travel of our children to and from school. Each year, approximately 700 million people rely on buses for their journeys. Passengers, as well as fellow motorists and their families, understandably expect a secure arrival at their intended destinations.
Although bus-related accidents account for a relatively small fraction of the overall number of fatal incidents annually, the consequences are frequently devastating. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the statistics indicate that buses and other commercial motor vehicles are more prone to being involved in fatal crashes per vehicle compared to passenger vehicles.
Every year, the United States experiences nearly 60,000 bus accidents on average. While a majority of these incidents lead to damage limited to property, there’s a sobering reality: hundreds of lives are lost, and thousands of individuals sustain injuries. Experts suggest that the toll from bus accidents might encompass as many as 14,000 injuries.
Whether a school bus, city bus, or the Phoenix light-rail, these modes of transportation can be dangerous for both the passengers, and those in vehicles around them.
Our personal injury team is well-versed with claims involving several types of buses, including:
Whether the bus company is a large national company, or local private entity, we fight to hold bus company accountable for your injuries and damages. Many times, our investigation uncovers negligent hiring and training practices, negligent or reckless bus maintenance, and other factors that endanger the public.
In Arizona, you generally have two years from the date of your bus accident to take legal action to seek compensation. However, city buses are usually run by government entities so special rules apply. These special rules involve serving the government with a Notice of Claim within 180 days from the date of the bus accident; then you must file a lawsuit one year from the date of the crash.
These special rules are not for your benefit. The special rules are to protect the organizations that own these forms of transportation from liability, even if they are negligent. On top of this, many lawyers are unaware of these special rules. That’s why you need the experience of Gage Mathers Law Group. We will immediately begin investigating your claim, gathering evidence, reviewing documents, interviewing witnesses, and consulting with experts, if needed.
If you, or someone you care about, has life-changing injuries as result of being injured by a “bus,” whether as a passenger or bystander, call the bus accident lawyers at Gage Mathers immediately, before you lose valuable legal rights.
The compensation you might receive in a bus accident case hinges on the severity and type of injuries you’ve suffered, as well as the specific details of the accident itself. Our lawyers carefully review the case details and assist in calculating the appropriate amount of compensation to pursue on your behalf. Typically, the objective is to secure compensation that fairly addresses the impact of the incident on your life. This commonly encompasses both economic and non-economic damages, such as:
If you, or someone you care about, has life-changing injuries as result of being injured by a “bus,” whether as a passenger or bystander, call the bus accident attorneys at Gage Mathers immediately, before you lose valuable legal rights.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, please fill out the form below for your free consultation or call us at (602) 258-0646
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Martin and his team were exceptional from the start. They gathered all of the information from our bodily injury case quickly and got to work immediately, getting my family the money that we deserved from an unfortunate situation. I would highly recommend Martin at Gage Mathers for any personal injury case. He and his team were responsive and professional throughout this long process and continually fought for us and kept us in the loop.
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Joseph D’Aguanno and his paralegals Regina Garcia and Elizabeth Sanchez were very professional and very informative on my case. I was always able to speak with someone and I was updated throughout the process. I am super happy with the outcome and I would definitely recommend Gage Mathers to family and friends. Thank you!
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