15-Passenger Van / Bus Accidents

Religious groups, summer camps, schools and other organizations routinely use 15-passenger vans. Unfortunately, some of these practical vehicles can have design defects that make them more prone to roll-over accidents. The biggest danger occurs when a 15-passenger van is loaded to capacity or overstocked with cargo. When this is the case the vehicle’s center of gravity can be thrown easily from one side to another which makes the vehicle difficult to control and more prone to roll overs.

Bus, Truck, and Car Accidents Involving Pedestrians

Although most pedestrian injuries and fatalities happen at intersections, it’s also possible to be hit by an out-of-control vehicle as you’re walking on the sidewalk, in a parking lot, or even in a recreational area (like a park or beach). Less cut-and-dried are cases where the pedestrian has been walking, or jogging, down the side of the street rather than on the sidewalk. As stated above, Massachusetts law dictates that cars give pedestrians a reasonable right-of-way, but in these instances “right-of-way” may be subject to interpretation. At the very least, drivers are required to slow down and give you plenty of leeway when attempting to pass you on the street.

School Bus Accidents

Many factors and circumstances often surround a bus accident. Determining who is responsible for you or your child’s injuries is heavily dependent on determining the factors that caused the accident. Hiring an attorney that can gather the facts behind the accident and determine who is responsible is a crucial step toward recovery damages. An experienced and proven Massachusetts bus accident attorney could identify the following parties to be at fault…

Greyhound Bus Accidents

Greyhound and other commercial bus crash accidents occur for many reasons. Mechanical problems, driver error or fatigue, dangerous roadway conditions and other motor vehicles are only a few causes. Surprisingly, passenger assault on the bus driver and passenger interference with the bus drivers operation accounts for a good deal of all commercial busing accidents. Commercial busing companies aren’t usually liable for the actions of passengers that lead to accidents. Bus companies may be liable if knew or should have known a particular passenger posed a threat and despite this threat allowed the passenger to board the bus…

Mass Transit Bus Accidents

People all over Massachusetts depend on mass and city transit bus transportation to get them to work, school and places like the grocery store. Most passengers don’t think about safety issues when they step on a bus and hand over their fare. Safety is usually an afterthought for most bus passengers and few entertain the prospect of getting in an accident and getting hurt. However, as is the case with all modes of transportation, bus accidents do happen. When bus accidents occur and passengers, pedestrians or occupants in other motor vehicles get injured they are entitled to hold the responsible parties accountable for their injuries, medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering…