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Abilene Bus Accidents

Our Bus Accident Attorneys in Abilene Have Won Billions for Our Clients

Abilene Bus Accident Lawyers

Billions Won by Bus Crash Attorneys in Abilene, TX

With their massive size and sturdy construction, buses can carry dozens of passengers affordably without interruption in service. Buses also last a long time—which is a problem. While contemporary buses are built with safety restraints, many of the buses on the road still lack basic safety equipment. If a bus is in an accident, the factors that make them economical also make them dangerous. Bus accidents subject passengers and their families to serious injuries, enormous medical bills, and even death.

The Abilene bus accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP have won billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, with hundreds of results worth more than $1 million and dozens of results worth more than $10 million. We've helped our clients afford medical care, keep their homes, and provide for their families by holding negligent bus drivers and bus companies accountable. When you need an advocate who knows what it takes to get justice, call our award-winning firm today.

Call our Abilene bus accident attorneys at (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation on your case. An attorney can explain your options and help you take the next step with all the facts.

Why People Choose Arnold & Itkin

  • We've recovered billions of dollars
  • We frequently get record-setting results
  • We offer free case consultations
  • We take no fee unless we win your case

Bus Accidents Throughout Texas

Each year, about 63,000 bus accidents put the lives of countless people at risk. These accidents are often preventable and many times result from the negligence of the driver or employer. Additionally, the negligent actions of other motorists around the bus can cause a bus accident.

Common causes of bus accidents include:

  • Distracted drivers
  • Improper driver training
  • Bus driver under the influence
  • Poor bus maintenance
  • Lack of safety restraints
  • Driving too fast for weather conditions

The Abilene Christian University Bus Accident of 2011

On November 4, 2011 an Abilene Christian University bus overturned on the highway. It was reported that the driver lost control at a corner and the bus went careening off the highway. The impact was reportedly strong enough to rip the roof off the bus. The force of the accident launched 12 passengers from the vehicle, killing a 19-year-old student. In total, 15 people were transported to the hospital with serious injuries; at least one person was hospitalized for two months. The bus driver was the only person wearing a seatbelt during the accident, and admitted to reporters that he might have dozed off that afternoon. After the accident, ACU revised its transportation policies.

The Dangers of Buses

Bus accident injuries are serious for a few reasons: buses have weak roofs, no safety restraints, and weigh thousands of pounds more than most vehicles on the road. Adding to the danger of buses is the fact that, though some have safety restraints, Texas law does not require passengers to use them.

Bus accident injuries can include the following:

These can require months of treatment; in many cases, like burn injuries or spinal cord injuries, the consequences are permanent. When regular people shoulder the cost of their treatment, it affects their future stability. In many cases, people who are hospitalized for weeks go bankrupt from medical debt.

Speak with an Abilene Bus Accident Attorney: (888) 493-1629

Buses are often operated by large companies, governmental bodies, and other entities. As a result, who to pursue for damages after an accident may be unclear. In some instances, bus manufacturers, operators, and drivers may be held responsible for bus accidents. Obtaining the help of an attorney will make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve after suffering through a bus accident. Arnold & Itkin knows what’s at stake after a serious crash in a large vehicle. Our goal is to make sure our clients have everything they need to cover their medical care, lost wages, lost future earnings, and more.

With billions of dollars won for our clients, Arnold & Itkin has improved the lives of thousands of people. If you are injured, have medical debt, or lost the ability to make a living, call our team of Abilene bus accident attorneys as soon as possible to take your first steps toward compensation. As one of the nation's foremost leaders in catastrophic accidents, we have the resources and experience to help.

Call the Abilene bus accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin today at (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation. If we take your case, we charge no fees unless and until we get results.

Case Results

Check Out Our Victories

  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement of $171 million.
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
  • $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers Arnold & Itkin is proud to share that after months of preparation for trial, our firm was able to secure a huge settlement for clients who were injured in a refinery fire. Find out more now.
  • $92.7 Million Record Settlement for Burn Injury Victim Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a substantial settlement for a man who suffered severe burns in an accident at his job. The settlement set a new record statewide for workers with similar injuries.
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