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177 N. Church Ave., Ste. 909
Tucson, AZ 85701
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Tel: (520) 577-0707
177 N. Church Ave., Ste. 909
Tucson, AZ 85701

Tucson Bus Accidents Attorney



Bus Accidents

Tucson has reported many bus accidents where children and adults have been injured.  City buses and school buses are often involved in traffic accidents, and the results can be very serious.  Bus accidents involving school children can result in death, or in injuries that will affect the child for the rest of his or her life.

Bus Accident Statistics

The Federal Transit Authority reports that the annual number of bus accidents has increased by 15,000 or more in recent years.  The statistics are alarming:

  • More than 16,000 children are taken to the hospital every year after a bus accident.
  • 50% of children (9 years or under) who are hurt in a bus accident suffer a head injury.
  • There more than 100 deaths per year from school bus accidents, and even more for city and highway buses.
  • Most buses do not have seat belts available for passengers, making children especially vulnerable when an accident occurs. 

 

 
 

Bus Accidents Attorney Tucson

 


NHTSA's National Center for Statistics and Analysis reports that an average of 19 school-age children die in school transportation-each year; 5 occupants of school buses and 14 pedestrians.

 

 

Causes of Bus Accidents Involving Children in Arizona

A common factor in bus accidents involving a child is the failure of other drivers around the bus to see a child getting on or off the bus. 

Other causes include:

  • Poor bus maintenance
  • Fatigued driver or driver using drugs/alcohol
  • Inadequate training
  • Distracted driving
  • Poorly designed roads
  • Lack of proper signs

If your child is the victim of a bus accident, please contact the Lara Law Firm for a free case consultation today.

Bus accident statute of limitations

If the claim involves a city bus or a government entity, then you must make a claim within 180 days of the accident.  Thereafter, you may file a lawsuit in Court. 

What do I do if my vehicle sustained damages?

If you’ve been hurt in a bus accident or your car sustained damages, call our office today. We will assist you in having your vehicle examined by the appropriate insurance company.

How long is the claims process?

Each case is different and will have its own timeline.  Cases against the City of Tucson and Pima County can take longer due to reporting requirements (a Notice of Claim against a government entity must be served 6 months prior to filing a lawsuit).  If the case proceeds to trial, the case can take longer to resolve.

Contact a Tucson Bus Accidents Attorney today by using our online form, or by calling us at 520-577-0707.

 

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