Brownsville Bus Accident Attorneys
Your Accident Was Preventable. Our Brownsville Bus Accident Lawyers Fight to Hold Negligent Parties Accountable. No Matter What
In August 2018, over 30 Brownsville Rivera High School volleyball players didn’t make it to their game because their school bus collided with five other vehicles. Although none of the students suffered serious injuries, 24 of them were all taken to the hospital as a precaution. This bus accident was a rare example of when an enormous, multi-vehicle bus accident wasn't fatal or seriously life-threatening.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, bus accidents result in 11,000 to 15,000 injuries per year. Although injuries range in severity, the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 300 bus accident fatalities occur annually on average. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a bus accident, it is vital to contact our Brownsville bus accident lawyers as quickly as possible. We have represented thousands of injured victims and have recovered billions of dollars on their behalf.
Contact our bus accident lawyers today for a free case review: (888) 493-1629. We can explain your options and help you figure out the next step to take.
The Dangers of Public Transportation & Bus Accidents
Although there are a variety of factors that can cause a bus accident, accidents frequently result in catastrophic injuries. Many of the factors that cause bus accidents can be prevented if companies implement the appropriate safety procedures and protocol.
Common accident factors include the following:
- Inadequately-trained drivers
- Bus drivers under the influence
- Improperly maintained buses
- Negligent bus drivers
- Lack of safety restraints
Maintenance issues are the most common factors that contribute to bus accidents. Buses are required to be properly maintained, but companies often skip maintenance to save costs. The result is serious injuries to bus passengers and other motorists.
How Common Are Bus Accidents in Texas?
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were 4,440 large trucks and buses involved in fatal accidents in 2016— a 2 percent increase from 2015. Most bus vehicles lack the safety equipment needed to keep passengers safe. Even though the law requires passengers to wear seat belts in all other vehicles, most buses lack seat belts. This lack of protection is why passengers are extremely vulnerable in the event of an accident.
Bus accidents often result in catastrophic injuries like:
- Burn injury
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Neck and back injuries
- Orthopedic injuries
- Neurological injuries
- Blunt force trauma
Uvalde County Bus Crash Kills 13 – (March 2017)
Unfortunately, bus accidents often occur in Texas. In March 2017, a shuttle carrying church members home from a retreat collided head-on with a pickup truck, killing 13 people in Uvalde County. All the victims who died were senior adults who attended First Baptist Church of New Braunfels. This accident occurred because the pickup truck driver was swerving into oncoming traffic and drove into the shoulder of the rural two-lane highway. A report from the National Transportation Safety Board stated that this man was looking for his phone for a text message when the accident happened.
Our Brownsville Bus Accidents Are Ready to Help You at (888) 493-1629
Getting compensation for a bus accident can be challenging because many buses are owned or operated by government entities—making the liability process more complicated. Even if you have been injured on a privately-owned bus, filing a bus accident complaint is nothing like dealing with the aftermath of a typical car accident. That's why it is vital to contact an experienced attorney who can handle the complexities of a bus accident investigation. Our Brownsville bus accident attorneys have helped hundreds of passengers and employees recover the compensation they deserved. We have recovered billions of dollars for our clients, so we have the experience and resources to fight for the best results.
Arnold & Itkin is ready to fight for your recovery. Contact our Brownsville bus accident attorneys today for a free case review at (888) 493-1629.