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Bus Accidents

Public Transportation Accident Lawyer
Michael J. Romano

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Bus Accident Injuries in North-Central West Virginia

If you or a loved one have suffered serious injuries as a result of a public transportation or bus accident in North-Central West Virginia, contact the Law Office of Michael J. Romano in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Attorney Michael J. Romano is a seasoned lawyer with the knowledge and experience necessary to secure a full, fair settlement for your personal injury claim against the negligent or careless motor carrier operator who was responsible for causing your injuries, financial loss, pain, and suffering.

Contact the Law Office of Michael J. Romano for a free initial consultation to discuss your bus accident. Call 304-624-1100 for an appointment to meet with our lawyer about your injuries. Let us help you obtain the financial compensation necessary to recover as fully as possible from your ordeal and secure your future as best as possible.

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School Bus Injuries and Fatalities

  • Approximately 128 school transportation-related fatalities occur per year (70% of fatalities affect non-bus riders)
  • From 2007 to 2016, 98 school-age pedestrians ages 18 and younger have died in school-transportation-related crashes (60 percent struck by school buses, two percent by vehicles functioning as school buses, and 38 percent by other vehicles)
  • Thousands of school bus riders have suffered injuries in bus crashes over the past decade
  • 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM is the most dangerous time of the day for school bus accidents

School buses still do not contain safety restraints, despite a special investigation conducted by the NTSB on September 21, 1999 that concluded that the current seat compartmentalization safety system “does not protect school bus passengers during lateral impacts with vehicles of large mass and in rollovers . . .”

Source: NHTSA’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis

Injuries & Fatalities Caused by Public Transportation Buses

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were 242 fatalities, approximately 13,000 injuries, and over 43,000 incidents of property damage caused by public transportation buses in 2011. Fortunately, you can help ensure that your motor carrier is as safe as possible by taking advantage of the following program developed by the FMCSA to help the public learn whether the bus that they intend to ride on is operating as safely as possible.

Download the SaferBus Mobile App to determine whether or not an interstate bus company has been officially shut down or is otherwise operating illegally.

Contact the FMCSA for further information or to report and unsafe bus operation: 1-800-DOT-SAFT (1-888-368-7238 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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Bus Injury Legal Representation by Attorney Romano

If you are suffering from an injury that happened as a result of an accident that occurred while you were riding on or struck by a public motor carrier, bus, or school transportation vehicle, or if you have lost a loved one due to a fatality under these circumstances, contact the Law Office of Michael J. Romano for a free consultation.

We will help you determine whether you need legal representation. You will have an opportunity to determine if you would like Attorney Romano to represent you throughout your injury claim and/or litigation. Call our friendly office staff at: 304-624-1100 to learn more, or to schedule your free consultation.