School Bus Mishaps

Written by Paul Hood


Buses are a fairly safe mode of transportation. However, they can be very dangerous if they are involved in an accident.

Bus accidents often result in serious injuries and even death. Factors that contribute to these accidents are driver negligence, inadequate security, dangerous roadways, weather conditions, defective products and improper maintenance, among others.

According torepparttar University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, based on information fromrepparttar 119185 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are less than 300 fatal bus accidents in an average year. Of those, about 30% involve transit buses and 40% involve school buses. There may be variations from other sources but above figure paints a frightening picture ofrepparttar 119186 dangers buses pose torepparttar 119187 riding public.

If you are injured in a bus accident you may be able to file a claim againstrepparttar 119188 bus company to receive damages forrepparttar 119189 injury you have sustained. You may either be on boardrepparttar 119190 bus whilerepparttar 119191 mishap happened or you may be walking onrepparttar 119192 street or riding a car.

Like trains and planes, buses are conveyances that are required to provide a higher level of safety for its occupants. They are liable for injuries that passengers may suffer. It is mandatory for them to have equipment in good condition and skilled drivers to ensurerepparttar 119193 safety of passengers. State policies may vary but in general, if a personal injury occurs becauserepparttar 119194 carrier was not in compliance with safety regulations,repparttar 119195 carrier may have total liability for personal injuries.

Motorcycle Accidents: Preparing Your Case

Written by Blur LoteriŮa


Motorcycle accident is an unexpected occurrence that results to shock and trauma, serious physical injuries and death. The most common reason of a motorcycle accident, which contributed torepparttar 50% ofrepparttar 119184 motorcycle vehicle, is due torepparttar 119185 failure of another motorist to seerepparttar 119186 motorcycle. It is estimated that 75% of motorcycle accidents involve another motor vehicle, two-thirds of which were caused byrepparttar 119187 motorist failing to yieldrepparttar 119188 right of way. Motorcycle accidents not only involve driverís negligence, it also includes product defect and unsafe roadways.

Motorcycle accident happens so fast that we are not able to control it. During an accident, we cannot do much, especially when we are injured. We cannot think of anything butrepparttar 119189 pain that we are suffering. It is essential for us to knowrepparttar 119190 things that we have to do afterrepparttar 119191 accident.

In situations wherein you are still able to talk, walk and move without difficulty, you might as well dorepparttar 119192 following steps. Getrepparttar 119193 name, address, phone number, driverís license number, and other significant information aboutrepparttar 119194 other driver involved inrepparttar 119195 accident. Also, getrepparttar 119196 names, address and phone numbers ofrepparttar 119197 witnesses, if there is any. Ask if they can give some statement and recordrepparttar 119198 conversation. Take note of important visual information, like scratches and marks onrepparttar 119199 car andrepparttar 119200 weather condition. If you do not have pen or any writing materials, reviewrepparttar 119201 scene in your mind so that you can remember it. You have to tellrepparttar 119202 police exactly what happened. Assistrepparttar 119203 police withrepparttar 119204 investigation, be cooperative. Take pictures ofrepparttar 119205 cars involved inrepparttar 119206 accident in different angles.

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