Other Potential Causes of Bus Accidents

There are hundred of potential causes of bus accidents. We get the answers that help us understand why an accident occurred by knowing where to look and the questions to explore. Here are some examples of questions we’ve got the answers to in cases we’ve handled:

  • Was the bus properly maintained and were all of its service records in order?

  • Was the bus operator properly trained?

  • Was the bus operator properly supervised?

  • What steps did the bus company take to prevent tired drivers from driving?

  • Was a bus operator distracted because they were using a cell phone, texting or because they were too tired to focus on the roadway?

    • Did poor company policy and supervision increase the likelihood that distracted driving would lead to a crash?

  • Did the bus operator exceed federal law by driving too many hours in a given time period?

    • Did poor company policy and supervision lead to excessive hours for the bus operator in violation of federal law?

  • Did the bus operator have a poor driving record and as a result, were they unfit to drive a bus load of passengers?

  • Was a bus driver abusing drugs or alcohol and as a result, were they unfit to drive a bus load of passengers?

  • Was the bus driver given enough time to complete his route, or was he forced to rush and speed in order to keep up with his schedule?