Many people assume that because they are in a bus, they are safe. For this reason, people don’t tend to worry about the lack of seatbelts or airbags. And while car accidents are more common, bus accidents are not rare occurrences in our country today. On March 1st, 2009, 6 people were injured when a bus in Los Angeles country in California hit an oncoming car, on January 6th, 2008 a bus in Southern Utah hit the divider, killing 9 and injuring 46. Statistically speaking, the most common bus accidents are between cars and busses, the second are between busses and pedestrians. Every year, over 40,000 people die in car accidents, the numbers are startlingly large.
Bus and car accidents occur for many reasons:
• Driver negligence
• Bad weather or road conditions
• Defective machinery
And while some factors are controllable in accidents, many are not. As a passenger, you have rights. And understanding and knowing your rights is important in this day and age.
As the economy continues to struggle, more and more people are taking public transportation and carpooling. Speculations have been made that with the increased number of travelers, the number or bus and car related injuries could increase. If you or someone you know has been injured in a car or bus accident, contact the website of Robbins & Associates P.C.