Denver RTD Bus Accident Lawyer
RTD bus and rail service provides mass transit in the Denver metropolitan area. “RTD” stands for “Regional Transportation District.” Although not as common as other types of traffic crashes, RTD bus accidents can cause serious injuries when they occur.
If you have been injured in an RTD bus accident, contact with The Fang Law Firm. Our Denver RTD bus accident lawyers have the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to effectively pursue the compensation you deserve.
Why Choose Us?
- Our Denver accident attorneys are dedicated to helping our clients in the best way possible by individually-crafting each case.
- We have proven results in more than a decade of litigating over 10,000 combined cases.
- We operate on a contingency-fee basis, which means you pay us no legal fees until we settle or win your case.
Why You Need a Lawyer
Buses are much larger than passenger vehicles and present a higher risk of injury in a crash. Determining liability can be more complicated in a bus accident than in a collision between two passenger vehicles. Our experienced Denver RTD bus accident attorneys can investigate the bus accident to determine what caused it and who is liable for your injuries. We can fully assess your damages, effectively present your case, and fight aggressively for the compensation you deserve.
Bus Accident Statistics
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):
- 227 buses were involved in fatal crashes in the U.S. from 2015 to 2016.
- Transit buses accounted for 40% of all buses involved in fatal crashes on average from 2006 to 2016.
- 16,000 buses were involved in injury crashes in 2016.
- 35,000 people were injured in bus accidents in 2016.
- 264 people in the U.S. were killed in bus accidents in 2016.
Causes of Bus Accidents
Bus accidents may involve a collision with other vehicles, objects, bicyclists, or pedestrians. Common causes include:
- Distracted driving: Like other drivers, bus drivers can become distracted by texting or talking on cell phones, eating and drinking, and other sources of distraction. Bus drivers are more likely to become distracted by passengers than other drivers.
- Speeding: When bus drivers fall behind schedule, they may exceed the speed limit to make better time. Speeding significantly increases the risk of a bus accident.
- Driving while intoxicated: Although bus drivers operate under strict FMCSA guidelines that include drug and alcohol testing, sometimes bus drivers break the rules and drive under the influence.
- Driver error: Even with a commercial driver’s license, bus drivers can make mistakes that cause accidents. Examples include failure to obey traffic signs, improper passing, and failure to see other vehicles in the road.
- Defective bus equipment: Bus companies are required to perform routine safety checks to maintain mechanical safety in their vehicles. In some cases, however, a company fails to perform the full safety check required by law or a mechanic misses an issue, resulting in equipment failure that causes a bus crash.
- Hazardous road conditions: Most city roads were not constructed to accommodate buses. Narrow streets can make it difficult for bus drivers to navigate. Damaged asphalt and construction can also increase the risk of a bus accident.
Contact The Fang Law Firm
If you have been hurt in a bus accident that was someone else’s fault, you need an experienced Denver RTD bus accident lawyer to represent you. Contact The Fang Law Firm in Denver as soon as possible. We can provide the high-quality representation you need.