Figuring out exactly what caused a particular bus accident is always the first step in establishing liability against the company. In many cases, both the driver and the company he or she works for will be at fault, making them both responsible for your injuries and damages.

While there are many factors and conditions that can cause or contribute to causing a bus accident, the most common causes are:

Working too many hours, etc. 
Running red lights, etc. 
Rapid lane changing, failure to signal, etc. 
Engine failure, transmission failure, etc. 
Worn-out brakes, bald tires etc.

Common Bus Accident Injuries

Due to the size of buses and the fact that many passengers do not wear seatbelts, bus accidents can cause a wide variety of injuries, from relatively minor cuts and bruises to more serious injuries including broken bones, internal injuries, traumatic brain injury (“TBI”) and even death. When a bus collides with a smaller, lighter passenger vehicle, the result for those riding in the passenger vehicle is often devastating. Anyone involved in a bus crash or rollover, whether you were onboard the bus or in a personal vehicle, should seek medical attention immediately in order to make sure there is no life-threatening injury.

Major Bus Companies Operating in the U.S.

The United States is a massive country with millions of miles of highway connecting the coasts. As a result, several large bus companies are currently in operation, including:

  • Greyhound
  • Megabus
  • Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach
  • MegaBus
  • Coach USA
  • Concord Coach Lines
  • Peter Pan Bus Line
  • Rimrock Trailways

Learn more about these well-known American bus companies.


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