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Unsafe Bus Companies – An Accident Waiting to Happen in Arkansas

Bus companies that the federal government has ordered to stop operating due to serious safety violations frequently change their name and continue to operate.

A Government Accountability Office report which found that unsafe bus companies did not even bother to change their business addresses or phone numbers when they submitted new paperwork to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

On August 8, 2008, a bus carrying a group of people crashed in Sherman, Texas, killing 17 people and injuring 15 others. Investigators concluded that the company that operated the bus was the reincarnation of a motor coach company that had been deemed unsafe and ordered out of service by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration two months before the accident.

Arkansas State and federal laws concerning bus operators need to be fully complied with by bus companies. These companies take church and community groups within and out of Arkansas on various trips. It is important that these groups and their members trust the bus companies to transport them safely. If you or a family member has been injured in a bus accident please contact an experienced Arkansas accident lawyer so your rights are fully protected. It is important to contact an Arkansas attorney as soon as possible so a full and complete investigation occurs.