Jonesboro Georgia Bus Accident Attorney
We look to buses to provide us with a convenient mode of transportation – not to leave us injured in dangerous accidents. Bus accidents, however, happen, and all too often, they are caused by bus driver negligence. If you’ve been injured by a bus driver’s negligence, seeking the professional legal counsel of an experienced Jonesboro bus accident attorney is well-advised.
When You’re on a Bus
When you travel by bus, you put your trust in the bus driver – who is a professional driver with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and who, as a result, is held to more exacting safety standards. Buses are so large, are so heavy, and carry so many passengers that when a bus driver engages in negligent driving practices, it is that much more dangerous. Bus driver negligence can come in all the following life-threatening forms:
- Distraction – Driving a bus safely is an immense responsibility as well as a considerable challenge. There is absolutely no room for distracted driving behind the wheel of a bus.
- Excess Speed – Buses require longer stopping distances to begin with, and when bus drivers speed, it increases this distance. Additionally, excess speed makes accidents not only more likely but also more deadly.
- Exhaustion – Spending long hours behind the wheel of a bus can be exhausting, which is why there are careful hours-of-service restrictions in place at both the state and federal levels. Drowsy drivers can experience some of the same forms of impairment that drunk drivers do.
- Impairment – The law has no tolerance for professional drivers, such as bus drivers who are impaired behind the wheel. Impaired driving is one of the most dangerous forms of negligence.
Reach Out to an Experienced Jonesboro Bus Accident Attorney
The capable Jonesboro bus accident attorneys at the law offices of Ben F. Windham, PC, in Clayton County are on your side and here to help. Schedule your free consultation to learn more by contacting or calling us at 833.236.9467 today.