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Bus Crashes are Terrifying Experiences
If you’ve ever had the misfortune of being involved in a bus accident, then you know just how frightening they can be. Even supposedly minor bus accidents can have devastating consequences for occupants. Bus accidents are almost always preventable. Human error is involved in over 90% of all crashes, which means that someone’s mistakes are the root cause of most accidents. Either the driver of the bus or another vehicle can be at fault for a serious bus crash. At the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant, we know what bus accident victims face in the wake of a crash, and we believe that those responsible for a crash should be held accountable for the damages facing their victims. One single bus accident can have several different causes, though there is typically one identifiable primary contributing factor that leads to a crash. Driver error is commonly the primary cause of these types of accidents.
DRIVER FATIGUE, DISTRACTION OR IMPAIRMENT
AGGRESSIVE / RECKLESS DRIVING
SPEEDING OR FAILURE TO DRIVE ACCORDING TO ROAD CONDITIONS
If you’ve been hurt in an accident, it’s not up to you to determine who was responsible. At the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant, we investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash to find out who was at fault.
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The individual circumstances of each accident influences the direction and compensation of the lawsuit. The types of vehicles involved and the severity of injuries are critical factors.
Common Injuries in Bus Crashes: A serious bus accident can result in almost any injury imaginable. Some of the most serious injuries our clients have experienced include…
Head, neck, and brain injuries
Back and spinal injuries
Complex fractures, such as broken hips, knees, ankles, or wrists
Internal injuries and organ damage
Whiplash and severe soft tissue injuries
Because the interior of a bus is more spacious, and passengers aren’t always wearing restraints, a bus accident carries the potential to cause significant harm to everyone on board.
Types of Vehicles Involved in Bus Accident Cases: By definition, a bus is a vehicle that can carry several passengers. In some cases, a vehicle that resembles a van can be referred to as a bus. Vehicles that might be considered buses include: School buses, Charter buses, Public Transport buses, Airport buses, Coach buses, Minibuses, Sleeper buses, and Double-decker buses.
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Cases Involving Bus Accidents Are Unique
Buses are commercial vehicles, which means that the bus and the driver must follow more stringent guidelines than the rest of us. There are both federal and state laws that govern commercial vehicle use, and understanding these laws is a key part of handling a personal injury claim from a bus accident.
Buses are also typically owned by companies or local governments, which means that filing an injury claim after a bus accident can be more challenging than filing a claim against the driver of a passenger car.
The companies that own these buses are often more prepared for litigation, so it’s in a victim’s best interest to find an attorney with a great deal of experience and a track record of success in bus accident cases.
The bus accident attorneys at the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant have years of experience helping clients in commercial vehicle crash cases. Terry Bryant is a Board Certified personal injury trial lawyer and a former judge in Texas. His handpicked team has a deep understanding of the complexities of bus accident cases.
Legal Options for Bus Accident Victims
When someone suffers injuries in a bus accident, they have the right to file a personal injury claim. Personal injury claims offer injured people the opportunity to win compensation for the costs of their injuries. These claims can help recover the costs of…
The costs associated with a crash are referred to as “damages.” Damages can go far beyond the financial costs of an injury. Non-economic damages, such as pain, suffering, or diminished quality of life, can also be sought in a personal injury claim. In some cases, juries also assess punitive damages against the party responsible for a crash; these are not related to specific costs the victim is facing and are intended as a punishment for negligence.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHEN SHOULD VICTIMS OF A BUS CRASH CONSIDER A TEXAS LAWYER?
Due to the massive size of buses and lack of basic safety features, injuries from a bus crash in Texas may require a lawyer.
WHO IS HELD RESPONSIBLE WHEN A FATAL BUS ROLLOVER OCCURS?
A fatal bus rollover accident is more common in the U.S. than you might imagine; and with large passenger vehicles, every crash is serious.
CONSIDERING LEGAL HELP AFTER A HOUSTON BUS WRECK
No matter the circumstances, a Houston bus wreck is almost always a serious scenario. These kinds of accidents account for many injuries and fatalities. The seriousness of these accidents leads many victims to seek the help of a lawyer.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BUS ACCIDENT CASES
Bus accident cases, and particularly those that involve commercial common carriers, may involve large settlements, given the injuries that may be present.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN DURING A BUS ROLLOVER ACCIDENT?
Though it may not get as much news coverage as other vehicle accidents, a bus rollover is the deadliest type of crash a large passenger vehicle can be involved in. On average, these crashes produce around 25 casualties, including a frightening number of fatalities.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BUS ROLLOVER ACCIDENTS
A bus rollover is among the scariest accidents someone can be involved in, and they are almost always due to someone’s carelessness, whether it’s the driver or another motorist.
WHAT TYPICALLY CAUSES A CASINO BUS CRASH?
One of the most popular trips Texans take is to the casino, but a bus crash can turn a fun getaway into a tragedy for the passengers. Common carriers frequently take people back and forth between Texas and adjoining states, taking on thousands of passengers every year.
HOW CAN BUS ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS PROVIDE LEGAL HELP FOR VICTIMS?
Bus accident attorneys see some of the worst injury cases imaginable, as the forces involved in a passenger vehicle wreck are enormous, both for people inside the vehicle and for people in other cars.
WHO MAY BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR A SAN ANTONIO BUS ACCIDENT?
In San Antonio, a bus accident often involves a tour or charter carrier company. The Alamo City, with all of its attractions and sights, is a significant tourist draw, so thousands of charter carriers make their way through the area every year.
WHAT NORMALLY CAUSES A CHARTER BUS CRASH?
A charter bus crash has the potential to result in a major tragedy, as dozens of people may be involved in the accident. These vehicles are responsible for transporting a lot of people, usually over long distances, and they can be on the road for hours at a stretch.
WHAT TO DO AFTER A METRO BUS CRASH CAUSES A VICTIM INJURIES
A bus crash can be extremely serious, as the sheer weight of a large passenger vehicle can crush nearly anything that stands in its way. This includes other vehicles and pedestrians, so passenger vehicle drivers must be on the lookout when they are navigating city streets on a bus route.
A BUS ACCIDENT ATTORNEY CAN BE HELPFUL WHEN A WRECK OCCURS
A bus accident attorney can be helpful when a wreck occurs, and they can mean the difference between a successful case and a failure to receive a settlement. In Houston, nearly all mass transit is handled by Metro, a company that often places profits before safety.
WHY VICTIMS OF A BUS ACCIDENT MAY NEED A LAWYER
In the wake of a bus accident, a lawyer may be needed to help victims assess damage and get compensation for their medical bills. With huge passenger vehicles like these, every wreck is a major one, and fatalities and severe injuries are common.
BUS ACCIDENT LAWYER WILL SEE WHETHER NEGLIGENCE IS INVOLVED
An experienced bus accident lawyer helps victims determine whether negligence was involved and whether legal action can be brought against the responsible party.
We’re Here to Help
Our legal team offers free, no-obligation consultations, so you have the chance to speak with us directly to get a case evaluation at no expense to you. After the consultation, you are under absolutely no obligation to proceed with a claim if you aren’t comfortable doing so. We encourage you to reach out to us and schedule a free consultation to learn more about your legal options.
Our lawyers ready to put our skill, experience, and resources to work for you. We understand the challenges you’re facing, and we won’t rest until you get the compensation you deserve.
Attorney Terry Bryant
Terry Bryant is Board Certified in personal injury trial law, which means his extensive knowledge of the law has been recognized by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, setting him apart from many other injury attorneys. The 22 years he spent as a Municipal Judge, Spring Valley Village, TX also provides him keen insight into the Texas court system. That experience also helps shape his perspective on personal injury cases and how they might resolve. This unique insight benefits his clients. [ Attorney Bio ]
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