Types of Albuquerque Bus Accidents to Know


May 11, 2016

 by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 

Albuquerque Bus Accident Attorney Explains Types of Bus Accidents

Many people rely on buses for their daily travel.  We pass these buses almost every day on the road as we travel to work, drop the children off at school, or run errands such as going to the grocery store.  While these buses do a lot of good for the community, they also are very dangerous.  Just like tractor trailers, semis, or other large trucks, inherently due to their large size and heavy weight, buses can cause very serious personal injuries or even death when they collide with other motor vehicles or pedestrians.

Here at the Mark Caruso, we understand that recovering from injuries sustained in a bus accident can be very painful, expensive, and debilitating.  While your expenses go up, your income goes down because you are out of work.  Learn about your rights to compensation by contacting our experienced Albuquerque bus accident attorneys today for a FREE consultation by calling (505) 308-1556.

Types of Albuquerque Bus Accidents

While most bus drivers are well trained and good drivers, there are some drivers that did not assimilate well to driving large vehicles like buses, did not learn enough during the training or were not trained well by faulty instructors, or are just not as adept drivers to begin with.  Other drivers may be inherently risk-takers or aggressive drivers, which is dangerous with a large vehicle like a bus.  Combine this with early morning or late night routes, and sometimes a very rote or mundane traffic route, and it is a recipe for a serious bus accident caused by the negligence of a bus driver and/or the bus company.

There are several different types of bus accidents you should know that may be caused by the negligence of a bus driver or bus company:

  • Bus runs a red light;
  • Bus fails to yield;
  • Bus jumps the curb;
  • Bus fails to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk;
  • Bus driver starts accelerating or driving too quickly and too hard before passengers can get to a seat;
  • Bus runs a stop sign;
  • Bus sideswipes a car or cars;
  • Bus’ brakes fail;
  • Bus rear-ends another vehicle;
  • Bus suffers a tire blowout;
  • Bus driver was texting or on his or her cell phone while driving;
  • Bus slides off the road due to bald tires or improperly installed tires;
  • Bus gets hit or sideswiped after starting a left hand turn at the last second;
  • Bus crosses the center line;
  • Bus makes an unsafe lane change or crosses into the other lane; and
  • Many other types of bus accidents.

If any of the above bus accidents have occurred and you or someone you know has suffered personal injuries because of the accident, you may be entitled to compensation due to the bus driver’s or bus company’s negligence.

Contact an Experienced Albuquerque Bus Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an Albuquerque bus accident, call the experienced Albuquerque bus accident attorneys at the Mark Caruso today by dialing (505) 308-1556.  You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.

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