Bus and van accidents are especially tragic because they often involve serious injuries to multiple passengers. So many churches and school groups place their trust in bus drivers and operators to get them safely to and from their destinations. However, when bus accidents occur and details leading up to the events are analyzed, the conclusion is that most of them easily could have been prevented with more attention to training, vehicle design and preventative maintenance. Slack & Davis bus accident investigations focus on these key issues:
- Transit company employee hiring practices and training.
- Vehicle design, including but not limited to structural strength, placement of handrails and stanchions, emergency exits (roof and windows), door latches, impact bumpers, fuel tank protection, master shut-off switches and visibility enhancers such as paint and color lights.
- Preventive maintenance programs that identify potential maintenance problems before they can result in vehicle breakdowns.
Recent reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that in 2009, more than 23,000 passenger vehicle occupants lost their lives in traffic crashes. An estimated 1.97 million were injured.
Americans are driving faster, farther and more often than ever before. Driver’s distractions, being under the influence, hazardous road conditions, unexpected weather issues and poor vehicle maintenance can all play a role in an auto accident. Unfortunately, as a result, there are more truck and car accidents on U.S. roads and highways. Serious collisions can lead to catastrophic, life-altering injuries and even death. Slack & Davis’ Successes in Handling Bus and Van Accidents The following is a representative list of cases litigated by Slack & Davis Bus and Van accident attorneys. The Slack & Davis Firm Offers Extensive Experience and Compassion to Clients Slack & Davis bus and van accident lawyers, led by Mike Davis, draw upon their extensive experience with similar cases to evaluate potential recoveries in each case and look for ways to obtain fair compensation for our clients. Bus and van accidents tend to involve more individuals than an automobile accident; each individual’s case needs to be reviewed carefully to ensure you are well represented in your case. If you or your loved one was involved in a bus or van accident and suffered serious life-threatening injuries, know your rights and get help from our expert attorneys. For more tips on how to drive safely, you can visit the Texas Department of Public Safety. Additional Resources