Bus Accident Lawyer in Houston

Have You Been Injured in a Bus Accident?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 300 fatal bus accidents occur each year on U.S. roadways. Roughly 24,000 people were injured in bus accidents in 2011, and 283 were killed. Unfortunately, school bus accidents are also responsible for 12,000 yearly injuries to children and 11 annual fatalities.

While buses are typically a safe and reliable way to travel, accidents cannot be avoided one hundred percent of the time. However, bus drivers and bus companies owe a duty of care to passengers. If a bus driver, company, or manufacturer violates this obligation, they can be held responsible for their negligence. Bus drivers are responsible for the safety of their passengers, and should be well qualified and trained before operating the bus. Any unsafe behaviors behind the wheel could have serious consequences.

A variety of factors can cause bus accidents, including, but not limited to:

  • Driving unsafely for current weather or traffic conditions
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Dangerous or poorly maintained roadways
  • Inadequate bus maintenance
  • Defective bus equipment
  • Reckless driving by the bus driver or a third party

Have you suffered serious injury or the loss of a loved one in a bus accident?

Contact our firm for a free consultation: (832) 460-5181.

Determining Liability in Bus Accidents

Because each case is different, liability can be tricky to determine. Thus, bus accidents can be complex to litigate because many parties may be responsible for causing or contributing to the accident. It is extremely important to contact a bus accident attorney as soon as possible to ensure that all liable parties are held responsible for your injuries.

Examples of potentially liable parties may include:

  • The driver of the bus
  • The bus management company
  • Other negligent drivers
  • Manufacturers of defective bus equipment
  • Government entities (if the bus is publicly-owned)

Contact a Board-Certified Houston Personal Injury Attorney Today

The aftermath of a bus accident can be traumatic, stressful, and painful. A Houston bus accident lawyer from the Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC, can provide you with the knowledgeable and experienced counsel you need to choose the best option for legal recourse. Our firm has recovered over $100 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients. By retaining our services, you can greatly improve your chances of receiving a fair amount of compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.

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