Although school bus accidents rarely occur, Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. school bus accident lawyers in Michigan want to encourage drivers to be alert when around school buses and/or school districts. According to Michigan.gov, on average, school bus drivers are found at-fault in 44 percent of the school bus involved crashes, while the driver of the other vehicle is found at-fault 66 percent of the time. Even though school bus accidents are uncommon, they are still responsible for approximately 140 deaths each year.
Causes of School Bus Crashes in Michigan
There are several causes of school bus accidents, however the most common causes include:
- Using a mobile device
According to Michigan.gov, the most common time of the day for school bus accidents to occur is between 6 a.m. thru 9 a.m., and 3 p.m. thru 6 p.m., causing 93 percent of school bus related accidents. This is probably because the highest traffic volume (rush hour) occurs around these times throughout the day.
If you or someone you know has been injured due to a school bus accident you may be entitled to benefits. People injured in a Michigan school bus accident often have claims for their personal injuries and can file Michigan No-Fault Insurance claims for medical expenses, lost wages, and other benefits. Families of people who are killed in school bus accidents can often file a wrongful death claim.
Michigan School Bus Accident Lawyer No Fee Promise
Our Michigan school bus accident lawyers will represent you in your Michigan school bus accident case under our No Fee Promise. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact a Michigan School Bus Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Michigan school bus accident, you should call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced school bus accident attorneys about your case, or simply submit this contact form and we will get back to you quickly.