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Bus Accidents: Seeking Justice and Advocacy

Common Causes of Bus Accidents

Bus accidents can occur due to various factors, often resulting from negligence or other contributing factors. Some common causes of bus accidents include:

Driver Error: Bus accidents may occur when bus drivers engage in reckless driving behaviors, such as speeding, distracted driving, fatigue, or failure to adhere to traffic laws and regulations.

Vehicle Malfunction: Mechanical failures, such as faulty brakes, tire blowouts, or steering system malfunctions, can lead to bus accidents. Negligent maintenance or manufacturing defects can contribute to these malfunctions.

Weather Conditions: Adverse weather conditions, including heavy rain, snow, ice, or fog, can create hazardous road conditions that increase the risk of bus accidents.

Improper Training or Supervision: Inadequate training or lack of proper supervision of bus drivers can result in accidents. Bus companies have a responsibility to ensure their drivers are properly trained and qualified to operate their vehicles safely.

Other Negligent Parties: Bus accidents can also occur due to the negligence of other parties, such as negligent drivers of other vehicles, negligent maintenance companies, or government entities responsible for road maintenance and signage.

Our Bus Accident Lawyers Advise More Safety Precautions for Riders

As a passenger on a bus, it is important to take additional safety precautions to reduce the risk of accidents and injuries. Our bus accident lawyers recommend the following safety measures:

1. Use Seat Belts (where available): If the bus is equipped with seat belts, ensure that you and your fellow passengers buckle up properly. Seat belts can significantly reduce the risk of injury in the event of a collision or sudden stop.

2. Hold Handrails and Stabilize Yourself: When boarding or moving around the bus, always hold onto handrails and use them for support to prevent falls and maintain balance.

3. Stay Seated While the Bus Is in Motion: It is essential to remain seated while the bus is in motion. Avoid standing or moving around the bus unnecessarily, as sudden stops or maneuvers can lead to injuries.

4. Follow Bus Driver Instructions: Listen to and follow the instructions of the bus driver. They are responsible for ensuring passenger safety and may provide guidance during emergencies or hazardous situations.

5. Be Mindful of Exiting and Boarding Procedures: When exiting or boarding the bus, pay attention to the designated areas and follow the proper procedures to prevent accidents or collisions with other vehicles or pedestrians.

School Bus Accidents, School Bus Injuries

School bus accidents can have a significant impact on the safety and well-being of students. The size and weight of school buses, combined with the vulnerability of young passengers, make school bus accidents particularly concerning. If your child has been involved in a school bus accident, it is essential to take appropriate steps to protect their rights:

1. Seek Medical Attention: Ensure that your child receives prompt medical attention, even if their injuries seem minor. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent, and a medical evaluation can help identify and address any underlying issues.

2. Document the Incident: Gather evidence related to the accident, such as photographs of the scene, contact information of witnesses, and any documentation provided by the school or bus company.

3. Notify the School and Bus Company: Inform the school and the bus company about the accident and your child’s injuries. This will initiate the necessary reporting process and help ensure appropriate action is taken.

4. Consult with a Bus Accident Lawyer: Contact an experienced bus accident lawyer who specializes in school bus accidents. They can guide you through the legal process, protect your child’s rights, and help you pursue any necessary legal action to seek compensation for your child’s injuries and damages.

Public Transportation Accidents: Protecting Your Rights

In addition to bus accidents, public transportation accidents involving other modes of transportation, such as trains, subways, or light rail systems, can also result in serious injuries. If you have been injured while using public transportation, our experienced lawyers can assist you in understanding your rights, determining liability, and seeking compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. We will navigate the complexities of your case and advocate for your best interests, ensuring that you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.

At Paragon Law, our dedicated team of bus accident lawyers in Edmonton, Alberta is committed to protecting your rights and advocating for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and let us help you through the legal process after a bus accident.

Our Legal Practice Areas


Car accidents

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Motorcycle accidents

Motorcycle accidents are a complex issue. They affect many areas of the law, including product liability, personal injury, and property rights.


Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians are people who walk or run along the road. Even if you are taking every precaution, following traffic laws and remaining vigilant, one negligent driver can cause serious damage


Cyclist Accidents

As a cyclist, you may be in a position to seek damages for pain and suffering or as a victim of circumstances beyond your control.


Hit & Run Accidents

When a driver flees the scene of an accident, most of the time, it’s to avoid getting caught. The driver may have been impaired by alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash.


Bus Accidents

School bus accidents are one of the most common causes of death for children. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to improve school bus safety and reduce this tragic loss of life.


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