Travel by bus is convenient, and for many Marysville residents it is the way they commute to school and work. Whether it’s a short trip out to neighboring Yuba City or Linda, or if it’s a longer ride down south to Sacramento, buses are affordable options. Most of the time, its a safe and hassle free ride. Unfortunately, accidents do happen, and buses can be involved. It may be the fault of the bus driver, or the fault of other drivers on the road. Whatever the cause, a bus accident can potentially involve dozens of victims, most of whom had no control of the situation whatsoever. Penney and Associates is ready to help victims of a Marysville bus accident win a fair settlement from those who are responsible for their pain and suffering.
The factors behind a bus accident
Buses themselves are large vehicles, slow to respond to sudden changes in traffic or road conditions. Even the most alert, most skilled driver behind the wheel can’t make a bus become as nimble as a sports bike. The size of a bus also presents another major issue: visibility for the driver. Smaller vehicles can disappear in a bus’ blind spots. In that time, the bus driver may attempt to change lanes, and crash into other cars or bikes the driver may not be able to see until it is too late.
There are mechanical issues to worry about. A bus driver may be well trained and fully alert, but they can’t make faulty brakes suddenly work, or inflate bad tires while on the go. Poor maintenance can turn an otherwise safe bus into a potential tragedy.
Another major potential factor in a Marysville bus accident is the driver themselves. While laws and safety regulations exist to keep drivers working reasonable hours, many companies skirt the line as close as possible. No matter how well trained a driver is, if they are exhausted, and have not had time to rest during their work day, they are a safety risk. And sometimes, exhaustion isn’t a factor at all. Sometimes, a driver makes an unsafe decision, with potentially deadly consequences.
Get legal assistance after a Marysville bus accident!
After a serious bus accident, investigations can drag on for weeks, months, and even years. You could be spending much of that time dealing with your own physical recovery, or your emotional recovery after losing a loved one. The hospital expenses can skyrocket, and that’s on top of insurance bills, and all the other expenses you regularly deal with.
You can’t afford to delay. By contacting Penney and Associates, you can set up a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. We will go over the facts of your case, and help you with any paperwork or other information you will need. The sooner you act, the better your chances are of winning fair compensation for your pain and suffering.
If you or your family have been involved in a Marysville bus accident, you can rely on Penney and Associates to fight for your settlement, and the peace of mind you deserve!