In Houston, a transit bus crashed into a highway sign and injured more than 30 people. Most of those injured ended up in the hospital. The accident occurred near downtown Houston at approximately 1:30 p.m. While this didn’t occur in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, it is important to note that negligence does occur even in public transportation, which we generally consider safe. The accident was caused by a pickup truck that suddenly crossed the bus’s path, the bus hitting the truck and then subsequently crashing into a highway sign. Our thoughts are with those who were impacted by this horrific Houston crash.
Buses are much larger and heavier than most other vehicles, and therefore any accident involving a bus is going to be much more devastating. Highway bus accidents can be especially dangerous, as all vehicles involved are traveling at a much higher rate of speed. People suffer from debilitating injuries like head injuries, spinal injuries, broken bones, deep lacerations, bruising, incredible pain, and emotional trauma. You need an experienced bus accident attorney on your side to fight the insurance companies and get the money you deserve.
Compensation for Injuries
When we talk to our clients, one of the first questions we get is regarding the types of compensation you can expect to receive. Firstly, nothing is guaranteed, but we work hard to assist you in getting every penny you deserve from the insurance company. Generally, most people receive reimbursement for damages like medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses you have had to pay out of pocket to cover your injuries. You may also receive compensation for pain and suffering you have endured due to an accident. The best way to get specific information about what you can expect to receive is to call our office and speak to Attorney Joe Lucé.