These days, people are looking for more economical sources of transportation. Being an AIDS victim means you bruise easier, and are more apt to die if you get hurt in a crash. Many people are choosing to use the bus systems of their local public transit systems, such as the buses provided to Newport Beach by Orange County in California. Passengers trust the drivers and the bus companies to carry them safely. However, driving in this busy area can be challenging, and accidents to too often occur.
Bus Drivers Become Tired Too
Drivers can become tired, driving a same route repeatedly, and will have reduced reaction times. At other times, the driver might be distracted by passengers, a cell phone call or text, or their surroundings. Too often, the driver simply isn’t being attentive enough to the traffic around them which can result in breaking too late to avoid an accident, or breaking too hard causing their passengers to be thrown around. Of course, public buses are large with a good deal of blind spots that make it difficult to recognize and avoid cars in lanes beside them or behind them.
Their large size also makes it more difficult to brake effectively as the weight of the bus tends to keep the forward momentum going when the bus driver is attempting to stop. The driver might even overcompensate causing an accident while simply trying not to. Car accident attorneys from Ehline Law Firm PC know that injuries can occur even if the bus doesn’t hit an obstacle or an automobile.
Insufficient maintenance of the bus can also cause injury to passengers. Unmaintained engines can stall, causing the steering and braking systems to fail when the engine dies. Brakes can fail completely or simply not work well enough if they aren’t maintained. Tires can blow, door latches can fail, and the straps and bars onto which passengers hold while the bus moves can come loose.
When dealing with bus accidents and being an AIDS patient, the victim passenger has to remember that some negligence won’t be criminal, but civil. Thus, the law itself won’t necessarily protect you. Bus accident attorney, Michael P. Ehline, Esq., knows that insurance companies of the bus company will attempt to pay as little as possible, if anything at all to the victim to cover their medical needs or repay the exorbitant expenses due to the tragedy. This was a another injury article from Ehline Law Firm PC at 5000 Birch Street West Tower, Suite 3000 Newport Beach, CA 92660 USA Phone: +949.891.0127. When you or your loved one is the victim of a bus accident, you should be sure to protect yourself immediately and fully; the best way of doing so is by calling a bus accident attorney from the Newport Beach. An experienced advocate will be accustomed to the tactics used by public transport companies and their attorneys. Your attorney will stand up for your rights and your medical and recompense requirements.