Bus Accident Lawyers
A Commercial & City Bus Accident Law Firm Providing Legal Help
Within Texas, there are thousands of buses transporting hundreds of thousands of people on a daily basis. Commercial buses may be city or municipally owned or company-owned. If an injury occurs on a city-owned bus, Texas laws restrict the way in which an injured person may recover. A claim must be filed within six months of the injury. Those injured on a company-owned bus such as a tour bus, are not limited in the same way. Common causes of bus accidents are:
- Careless and reckless driving by the bus operator.
- Failure of the owner to properly maintain the bus.
Joe Lucé represents clients who have been injured either as a bus passenger, as a driver of an automobile or other vehicle struck by a bus, or as a pedestrian that was struck by a bus.
School Bus Accident Cases
It is hard to believe, but 12,000 students are injured every year in school bus accidents making this an issue we care a great deal about. School bus accidents usually involve another vehicle or occur when children are getting on or off of the bus. School buses owned by school districts in Texas, like city-owned buses, are also protected by “sovereign immunity.” A suit can be brought and with success if the claim is filed within six months of the child’s injury.
In an accident involving a school bus, whether you or your loved one was injured inside or outside of it, one of the most important things to determine is whose fault the accident was. While the fault could lie with the driver, it could also be that the wreck was caused by a defective design, in which case the bus manufacturer could be liable, or it could be that the bus was not maintained properly. Your school district will usually only become a liable party if the school had knowledge of a defect, faulty maintenance or had knowledge of the driver’s negligent driving record yet still allowed that driver to drive.
If you or a family member has been harmed by a school bus collision, you should contact a lawyer that handles personal injury immediately. The evidence is rapidly gathered by insurance companies that defend the party at fault. That evidence can be extracted from you unwittingly when you don’t have proper representation. You will need someone who is experienced and prepared to advise you and guide you through the process. Call Joe and his team for a helpful, no-cost consultation.
Contact a Bus Accident Attorney to Get the Personal Support You Need
Let our firm help you build a strong case for your bus accident injuries with a free legal consultation. Call (972) 562-9700 or contact us online for help with accidents and injuries in North Texas. Joe Lucé represents clients from Ft. Worth, Sherman, Denison, and throughout Collin County, including McKinney, Plano, Frisco, and Allen.