BUS ACCIDENT LAWYER

BUS ACCIDENT LAWYER

When you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a bus accident, it is important that you get an experienced accident attorney on your side right away. Bus companies and governmental agencies will have their people on site within minutes in order to protect their own interests. You need an honest, aggressive and committed injury attorney on your side, fighting for your rights and safeguarding your best interests.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN INJURED OR IF YOU HAVE LOST A LOVED ONE IN A BUS ACCIDENT, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE FOR A BUS ACCIDENT LAWYER IMMEDIATELY. WHEN BUS ACCIDENTS OCCUR, THEY CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURIES OR EVEN FATALITIES. VICTIMS OF BUS ACCIDENTS DO HAVE LEGAL RIGHTS. IF YOU HAVE BEEN INJURED IN A BUS ACCIDENT OR IF YOU HAVE LOST A LOVED ONE IN A BUS CRASH, PLEASE CONTACT THE MCHAZLETT LAW OFFICE TO BETTER UNDERSTAND YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS.

Types of Bus Accidents

Bus accident claims can be complex, regardless of whether they involve school buses, commercial buses or transit buses run by cities or governmental agencies. In Texas, we have both public and private bus companies. It is important to understand the different types of bus accidents in order to better understand how the value or worth of your claim may be determined in Texas.

SCHOOL BUS

School bus drivers have the important responsibility of safely transporting our children. When school bus drivers operate negligently, they put the safety of our children at risk. When the negligence of a school bus driver causes an accident, the driver and his or her employer and the school district can be held liable.

PUBLIC BUS

Riding the bus to work and school is quickly becoming a way of life in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Riders depend on mass transit bus systems to get to their daily destinations. It is important that the transit authorities and governmental agencies that run these vehicles maintain them in good shape. Failure to do so can place their passengers in grave danger.

TOUR BUS

Tour bus accidents: Hundreds of Dallas residents, especially seniors, depend on tour buses to get to entertainment destinations such as resorts and casinos. Tour bus companies owe it to passengers to hire qualified and licensed drivers who have a clean record. Bus companies are also required to screen their drivers randomly for alcohol and drug use.

DRIVER FATIGUE IS OFTEN A FACTOR IN TOUR BUS CRASHES. IT IS CRITICAL THAT DRIVERS RECEIVE SUFFICIENT REST BEFORE THEY GET ON THE ROAD. PROPER VEHICLE MAINTENANCE IS ALSO A MUST IN ORDER TO AVOID MAJOR INJURY CRASHES.

Investigation of bus accidents can get extremely complex. Usually, local law enforcement agencies investigate these crashes. However, in the case of major bus crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) may get involved. These investigations often continue for months before a determination is made. Investigators will likely look into several factors as they examine the cause of the accident, injuries or fatalities such as:

  • Seatbelt use
  • Crashworthiness of the vehicle
  • Qualifications of the bus driver
  • Driver impairment
  • Fatigue
  • Defective products such as brakes, tires, etc.
  • Driver records and bus maintenance logs
If you have been injured in a bus accident or if you have lost a loved one in a bus crash, please contact the McHazlett Law Office to better understand your legal rights and options.