Bus Accident Lawyer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Our office handles cases against the following types of Wisconsin bus accidents:
Wisconsin School Bus Injury Accident To ensure that commercial buses and motor coaches in Wisconsin meet state and federal safety requirements, investigators from the Wisconsin State Patrol Motor Carrier Enforcement Investigation Unit began examining the safety practices of more than 100 bus companies throughout the Wisconsin in January and February of 2006.

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In partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 20 State Patrol and federal investigators will analyze commercial bus companies’ safety procedures to identify potential problems and specify corrective actions to prevent crashes, according to Bud Coxhead, manager of the State Patrol Motor Carrier Enforcement Investigation Unit. In October 2006, State Patrol investigators teamed with the FMCSA on comprehensive safety compliance reviews of school bus companies in Wisconsin. The State Patrol also inspects every school bus in Wisconsin every year. For more information click here.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Bus Accident Attorney

Buses are considered common carriers, which means bus drivers and bus companies owe their passengers a greater duty of care in protecting them from harm. It also means that many of the  Federal Motor Carriers Safety Regulations will apply to buses. Bus drivers are to be considered professional drivers. Driving a bus requires special training. The buses must also be checked regularly to ensure they are operating safely. Bus crashes are usually due to the bus driver violating the rules of the road, fatigue, driving too many hours, cell phone use, the use of drugs and alcohol, inattentive driving, inadequate training, improper inspection of the bus, unsafe equipment, or tire tread separation. A detailed investigation by an experienced investigator and trucking lawyer will reveal the truth behind the cause of the crash.
As many bus accidents involve governmental entities that own or control the bus, it is important to contact an experienced bus accident lawyer that has experience handling the municipality notice requirements, governmental bureaucracy, the law,  and the rules and regulations governing Wisconsin bus accident claims and Wisconsin bus accident lawsuits. Wisconsin school buses are governed by the Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter Trans 300 Transportation of School Children. All other Wisconsin buses are governed by the Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter Trans 330 Motor Bus Equipment and Inspection.
If you have a copy of your Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Accident Report, you can download the Law Enforcement Officer’s Instruction Manual for Completing Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Accident Report Form (MV4000) here, or simply contact our office and we will assist you in understanding the Wisconsin Accident Report Form.
When choosing a lawyer, it is critical that you hire an experienced Wisconsin Bus Accident Lawyer. You should be comfortable with your lawyer’s experience handling Wisconsin Bus Accident Personal Injury Cases. in which you have been involved. Contact an Experienced Wisconsin Bus Accident Lawyer.

Types of Wisconsin Buses

Our office handles cases against the following types of Wisconsin bus accidents:
Wisconsin School Bus Injury Accident
To ensure that commercial buses and motor coaches in Wisconsin meet state and federal safety requirements, investigators from the Wisconsin State Patrol Motor Carrier Enforcement Investigation Unit began examining the safety practices of more than 100 bus companies throughout the Wisconsin in January and February of 2006. In partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 20 State Patrol and federal investigators will analyze commercial bus companies’ safety procedures to identify potential problems and specify corrective actions to prevent crashes, according to Bud Coxhead, manager of the State Patrol Motor Carrier Enforcement Investigation Unit. In October 2006, State Patrol investigators teamed with the FMCSA on comprehensive safety compliance reviews of school bus companies in Wisconsin. The State Patrol also inspects every school bus in Wisconsin every year. For more information click here.

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