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Why Are Bus Accidents So Dangerous and Harmful?

While accidents involving two vehicles are serious and more common, many people don’t think that a bus will be involved in a serious crash. However, it happens more often than it should and it’s often a result of someone else’s negligent actions.

Unfortunately, these types of accidents are very serious and often result in significant harm. Understanding why these types of accidents are so dangerous and the long-term effects may help injured parties know their legal rights and options.

The Size Makes It Dangerous

Buses can vary in size, but even the smaller ones weigh more than most of the standard vehicles out there, meaning that they can cause significant damage when involved in a collision. When you combine this with some of the higher speeds—especially when they don’t follow the laws—the crash can be devastating.

Other smaller vehicles don’t have much of a chance when large buses come barreling their way with no intention of stopping or slowing down. Similarly, the speed and force can cause significant harm to those on the bus, pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists—all of whom don’t have the same protection a car driver does.

Types of Accidents That May Occur

When a bus is involved in an accident, there are a number of different circumstances that may cause significant harm. For instance, a bus that collides with a car in a specific manner may turn over, sliding onto its side and colliding with more vehicles.

There are a number of other types of accidents that can occur involving buses such as rear end collisions, head on crashes, and T-bone accidents where the bus hits the passenger or driver side of another vehicle—typically at an intersection.

Our San Francisco bus accident attorneys at The Matiasic Firm understand how serious these crashes can be for you when a catastrophic injury is sustained. We are dedicated to protecting your rights and seeking the compensation you need and deserve.

If you’ve been injured, call our firm today at (415) 858-6692 to discuss your potential case.