It’s critical to act quickly if you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident. Private bus companies, as well as public bus systems run by municipal governments, will immediately dispatch an investigation team with lawyers to minimize their liability exposure.
Buses of all types carry tens of thousands of passengers across Texas on a daily basis. In addition to the yellow school buses carrying students around the Greater Houston area, there are school and church activity buses, METRO city buses, special event buses, interstate motor coaches, casino buses, and private tour buses carrying thousands of passengers of all ages all across the state.
Buses share the road with passenger vehicles and can be involved in collisions that cause serious injuries or even death. Because of their size and weight, as well as their high passenger capacities, buses can cause more widespread damage and serious injuries in an accident than in a passenger vehicle.
Types Of Bus Accident Cases
Our Houston, TX Bus Accident Lawyers handle injury cases for those involved in bus accidents including:
- Public transit buses (like METRO buses)
- Tour buses
- Private buses
- Casino buses
- Charter buses
- School buses
Common Reasons For Bus Accidents
Common reasons for bus accidents include:
- Improper lane change
- Aggressive driving
- Ignoring traffic control signals
- Careless driving
- Distracted driving
- Improperly trained drivers
- Driver fatigue
- Maintenance issues
- Negligent hiring, supervision, and retention
- Drug use and impaired driving
- Hazardous roadways
- Driver health issues
Who Is Liable In A Bus Accident?
Bus accidents are complicated because it involves parties other than the driver that may be at fault. Depending on the specific circumstances, the following may be liable for a bus accident:
- Bus driver
- Bus driver’s employer
- A company that owns or leases the bus
- Person or company responsible for the maintenance of the bus
- Touring company
- Bus manufacturer
- Parts manufacture
- School District
- City and local government
How Much Does A Houston, TX Bus Accident Lawyer Charge?
The Houston, TX Bus Accident Lawyers at Hernandez Sunosky, LLP will never charge you an hourly fee to represent you after a bus accident. Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means we front all the costs and expenses to pursue your claim in exchange for an agreed-upon percentage of the total settlement or judgment. We will only be paid if we win your case.
This arrangement allows everyone to have access to quality legal representation without having to worry about paying a legal bill during the course of the legal claim. It also gives us an incentive to recover maximum compensation for your claim because we don’t get paid unless you’re paid. If we don’t recover money for you, you don’t owe us a dime.
Our Houston, TX Bus Accident Lawyers Are Available.
Our experienced bus accident lawyers are ready to help you with your injury claim. Let us help you fight to recover everything you deserve and are entitled to under the law. Call Hernandez Sunosky, LLP at 713.981.4100 to talk about your claim.