Bus Accident Lawyer
When an accident involves public mass transportation, the consequences may be devastating.
People often sustain tremendous property damage and severe injuries.
If you or a loved one were injured in a bus accident, you should contact a skilled personal injury attorney to learn your legal options.
A bus accident lawyer can review your case and help you win maximum compensation.
The dedicated attorneys at Skaug Law have the tools, confidence, and experience to negotiate on your behalf with insurance companies.
We can help you recover the full worth of your damages.
Common Types of Injuries
According to Idaho Statutes §49-103, a bus is any motor vehicle designed to transport ten or more persons for compensation.
Buses are subject to the same rules of the road as other motor vehicles and additional safety requirements as a means of public transportation.
If a passenger is injured in an accident, he or she may be eligible to recover compensation.
Typical injuries in a bus collision include:
- Broken bones.
- Severe head injury.
- Spinal trauma.
- Internal damage.
Driving Under the Influence
Operators of buses in are required to have a commercial driver’s license (CDL), also referred to as an endorsement.
Under Idaho Statutes §18-1002, commercial bus drivers agree to consent to a drug and alcohol test at any time.
If bus drivers are found to be under the influence of a controlled substance following an accident, they could have their CDL revoked by the authority of §49-335 of the Idaho Statutes.
A Skaug Law bus accident attorney will investigate this factor when suing for injuries caused by a bus crash.
Laws Involving School Buses
Under Idaho Statutes §49-915, Nampa school buses must be well marked, so a reasonable person would recognize the vehicle as a school bus.
Also, a commercial bus is required to have signal lamps mounted as high and as widely as practicable.
School buses are mandated to have four red lamps and flashing yellow lights positioned near the signal lights.
When these lights flash, they signal drivers the bus is about to stop.
Under §49-915(3) a school bus should also have a red, reflective stop arm for use as an additional signal for drivers to stop.
Passing a School Bus
In the same way there are signal equipment regulations for school buses, there are also rules for drivers when they see flashing lights and a stop sign on a bus.
Under Idaho Statutes §49-1422, it is unlawful to overtake a school bus when it is stopped.
When lights flash and an attached stop sign is visible, vehicles may not pass the bus from either direction.
This statute is meant, in part, to avoid accidents with children who are exiting the bus or crossing the street in front of the bus.
People with children who were harmed by accidents on or near a school bus may have a cause of action for compensation.
A Skaug Law bus accident lawyer in Nampa can help you understand your options for resolving your injury case.
Make an Appointment to Speak with a Bus Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one were injured on a bus, you may have a claim for damages.
Talk to a bus accident lawyer at Skaug Law to hear how you can receive maximum compensation.
The attorneys at Skaug Law can help you win justice for your injuries.
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