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Sound Transit buses provide transportation for thousands of commuters and travelers every day in the Puget Sound area. Hundreds of Sound Transit buses may be on the road at any given time. Sound Transit buses are involved in dozens of collisions with motor vehicles every year. These crashes can cause major injuries and/or death of the accident victims.
If you or a family member has been injured or killed in an accident involving a Sound Transit Bus, contact attorney Chris Davis and the team at Davis Law Group. It is important for the survivors and families of a bus accident to work with an attorney that has experience with bus accident lawsuits and settlements. Call (206) 727-4000.
Davis Law Group, P.S. founder Chris Davis is one of the most respected and recognized civil litigation lawyers practicing in Washington State. Davis Law Group has been named Best Injury Law
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If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in Washington State, contact bus accident attorney Chris Davis and the team at Davis Law Group at (206) 727-4000 to schedule your free legal consultation.
Although Sound Transit has an extensive training and safety program for its drivers, operator error and improper vehicle maintenance is the cause of many accidents. Common bus accident injuries are:
Although Sound Transit has an extensive training and safety program for its drivers, operator error and improper vehicle maintenance is the cause of many accidents.
Driver Error Causes Bus Accidents
Frequently driver error is the primary cause of accidents involving a metro bus. Driver inexperience operating a large vehicle or bus can be a factor in these accidents. Drivers who are not properly trained; are tired from long shifts; or are intoxicated often cause accidents. Drivers are under a great deal of pressure to keep buses on time despite traffic—hasty decisions under pressure can also cause collisions. Buses commonly rear-end other vehicles.
Mechanical Problems / Poor Vehicle Maintenance Cause Bus Accidents
Mechanical failure occurs as a result of improperly maintained buses and installation of defective or damaged parts. Following accidents that involve mass transit buses, investigators will review the bus company’s safety records and maintenance history. Investigations will often demonstrate past history that includes numerous safety violations and failed checkups including brake problems and other maintenance issues.
After a Sound Transit crash, there are several types of claims for damages for which you might be eligible. Those include:
After a serious accident involving a Sound Transit bus, the insurance company for the county will likely want to settle your case as soon as possible, and for as little money as possible. The less money the insurance company pays out, the more money stays in their pockets.
As a victim, you need time to sort things out. How serious are the injuries? What treatment do you need? How much time from work have you missed? These are all considerations, and the mounting bills are likely stressing you out.
By hiring an experienced bus accident attorney to represent you, you can focus on your recovery while we handle the legal side of things. An attorney can help you:
Our experience with the Davis Law Group was positive from the first moment we consulted with Chris Davis. Chris Davis was attentive, thorough, and helpful throughout a very difficult time. Our paralegal was with us every step of the way with insight and compassion, always responding quickly and effectively with any questions or issues as they arose. I highly recommend the Davis Law Group.
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