Bus Accidents In San Antonio
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San Antonio buses are commonly used by residents to get to work, school or any other destination. Students at Lanier High School take the bus to get to class. River Walk employees may catch VIA Metropolitan Transit to commute to work. Out of town visitors may catch a view of the bustling downtown on the San Antonio Double Decker bus.
Generally, San Antonio buses are safe to ride. But that doesn’t always guarantee that an accident won’t happen. With the lack of seatbelts and airbags, a bus accident can result in several passenger injuries. When you hop on a bus, your trust and safety is in the hands of one driver. It is the responsibility of bus companies – and their drivers – to make your safety a priority. If you were injured in a bus accident, you need to contact Tracey & Fox immediately. We can handle your claim.
There are a number of bus accidents that could occur in San Antonio:
- School bus accidents: School bus drivers are obliged to put the safety of children first. If an accident occurs, a claim can be filed by parents and guardians.
- Commuter bus accidents: Commuter buses such as VIA often are often required to travel at a low speed due to frequent stops. But catastrophic injuries can happen at any speed.
- Tour buses/double-deckers: Similar to commuter buses, these types of buses often travel at a low speed and make frequent stops throughout San Antonio to allow for tourist sightseeing. An accident involving a loaded tour bus can cause devastating injuries to passengers.
- Coaches: Coaches like Greyhound usually drive on high capacity and high-speed roads. These buses are designed for long-distance trips. If an accident occurs on a highly traveled interstate, the damage can be devastating to passengers and other drivers.
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There are a number of parties that could be responsible for causing a bus accident:
- The driver: The bus driver could have been driving while distracted, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, driving while drowsy, or driving recklessly.
- The bus company: The bus company could have failed to ensure that the bus was safe to drive. They could have also hired an inexperienced driver or a driver with a poor driving record.
- The city: If the bus was property of the city of San Antonio or another municipal government, the city can be held responsible. The city is also responsible for any accidents caused by road defects.
- Another driver: If another driver’s negligent behavior caused a bus accident, a claim could be filed against their insurance company.
In most cases, bus companies or the city will pay the medical expenses for passengers injured in a crash. Texas law requires that injured passengers file a claim within two years in most cases, or possibly sooner if you’re filing a claim against a municipal government. That’s why you should contact us promptly if you were involved in a bus accident. We’ll handle your claim and gather all the crucial evidence to build a strong case.
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You should never be burdened by financial hardships and suffering because of someone else’s negligence. You deserve better. An experienced bus accident attorney at Tracey & Fox will hold the responsible party accountable so you can focus on recovery. Contact us today for a free consultation.