Buses and Trucks Overview
Buses and commercial trucks share public highways and roadways with millions of passenger vehicles each day and are required to meet minimum federal safety standards. The most critical elements of bus and tractor trailer operations are the driver's qualifications, fitness and behavior, and appropriate vehicle condition and maintenance.
The failure of motorcoach, bus or trucking companies to meet established standards is also a failure to protect other vehicle passengers on the road, and it can lead to catastrophic incidents and injuries or even death for drivers and passengers.
Motley Rice attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources to research, litigate and resolve cases involving bus, motorcoach and commercial truck crashes. We represent victims and victims' family members in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits seeking accountability and compensation.
Most Wanted Safety Improvements
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) maintains a Most Wanted List of critical safety issues that demand action from the federal agencies in order to reduce accidents and save lives. The list outlines needed safety improvements and regulations in order to increase public awareness and support for preventative, lifesaving regulations.
Most Wanted List currently names several issues involving airplanes, buses,
trains and impaired driving, including:
- Enhancing the safety of natural gas pipelines
- Improving safety of airport surface operations
- Improving general aviation safety
- Improving safety of bus operations
- Improving fire safety in transportation
- Preserving the integrity of transportation infrastructure