The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates all buses and set the bus safety standards that bus drivers must properly be trained for. Accidents occur when bus drivers are not properly trained, do not go through all of the hours required for training, or if bus maintenance is not regularly and properly performed. Because buses are of extreme size and weight, any accident involving a bus can cause a wrongful death.
Statements from eyewitnesses, law enforcement reports, maintenance reports for buses and evidence regarding driving training is important information is needed to support your claim. In some cases, the bus company can be legally liable for damages and in others, improper design or manufacture of a bus can lead to an award of damages from the company that produces the bus.