Bus accidents tend to be very hazardous and may result in fatalities. Passengers put an extraordinary amount of trust in bus drivers and bus companies, and sometimes this trust is violated by negligent driving and negligent maintenance.
Some common causes of bus accidents include driver negligence and bus company negligence, such as driving too fast for conditions, poorly maintained braking system, excessive speeding, failure to stay in the proper lane, inattentive driving (talking eating, etc.), failure to yield, failure to obey traffic signs, fatigue, improper lane change, driving on the wrong side of road, tire blowout, cell phone use, texting, road rage, aggressive driving, erratic or reckless driving, and others.
Regardless of the cause, these accidents may be catastrophic, and it is important that a bus accident victim contact a lawyer as soon as possible to protect the victim's rights.