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Your Right to Financial Compensation After a Bus Accident

In the state of Illinois, bus accidents seriously injure or kill bus riders by the thousands every year. Buses, due to their size, often cause damages that are overwhelming when compared to the damages that would be caused in the same type of accident with a small vehicle. Most people believe that if they were involved in a bus accident that the size of the bus is going to protect them from becoming injured. However, this is not always the case. In the event of a bus rolling after being hit or hitting something, bus passengers have been known to be thrown from the bus.

When bus accidents do happen in Illinois, this is often due to the driver not paying attention to what they are doing. All bus drivers, whether they work for a private or public company, have the responsibility of safely transporting passengers to their destination. If someone does become injured due to the bus crashing, then the company who owns the bus could be financial liable to the passenger who was injured, or to other vehicles that the bus may have hit.

There are several actions that happen that can cause the negligent or reckless actions of a bus driver that ends up causing a major accidents. These include:

– Unsafe lane changing: Buses have tons of blind spots, which is to be expected with the sheer size of this bus. The bus driver needs to ensure that before changing lanes are clear for this lane change. This is the most common reason for bus accidents to occur in Illinois.
– Speeding: Buses are huge, thus they take more time to spot. When a bus driver is speeding, they cannot handle if the traffic conditions change since it does take so long for a bus to stop.
– Driving Under the Influence: Driving under the influence of anything, whether this is drugs or alcohol can cause serious accidents.
– Texting or Talking while Driving: In the state of Illinois, those who are drivers for companies, like bus drivers, whether this is public or private, are not allowed to use their cell phones while driving, as this is a huge distraction.
– Driving while distracted: Distracted driving can be due to anything, but when it happens, it only takes a split second for something to happen.
– Not Stopping at Train Tracks: This is a law that bus drivers stop at the train tracks to ensure that there are no trains coming before crossing.
– Driving if you’re Tired: Driving while tired is just as dangerous as if you were to drive while under the influence. All bus drivers are required to rest before any driving shift to ensure there are no issues.

There are other aspects that can contribute to a bus accident, such as not completely stopping at a stop sign, or something similar.

If you have been injured in an accident, contact Mike Agruss Law, at 312-224-4695 for a free consultation. We are a firm representing individuals and families who have suffered an injury or loss due to an accident. Mike Agruss Law, will handle your personal injury case quickly, will advise you every step of the way, and will not hesitate to go to trial for you.

Lastly, Mike Agruss Law, does not get paid attorney’s fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. Therefore, you have nothing to risk when you hire us–just the opportunity to seek justice.

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