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Buses remain a popular way for people to travel throughout the state and country, offering a cheap alternative to flying and a way for people to avoid driving themselves. The number of individuals who choose to commute in using a bus system is high in large cities such as San Antonio, which do not offer commuters many other transportation options. However, the smallest bus accident could lead to serious injuries for dozens of people. Unlike an ordinary car accident which involves only a handful of people (although in rare exceptions, it can involve dozens), a bus accident will almost surely involve more than 10 individuals. The impact moment of a bus accident could force the bus off the road, or even into a rollover accident which could lead to devastating injuries.
While rare, bus accidents do occur throughout the state and often have dire consequences for all passengers. Many buses, most notably school buses, are not equipped with seat belts or other restraints which could prevent serious injuries from occurring after an accident. As a result, bus accidents often sustain heavy amounts of damage and resulting injuries.
Bus accidents may be the result of a variety of circumstances, including driver distraction and weather. However, when so many people depend upon safe driving conditions, it is important that the bus driver exercise extreme caution in any circumstance. The failure of a bus driver to guarantee all patron’s safety could lead to liability in the case of an accident.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a bus accident, you may be entitled to bring a claim against the negligent driver or the bus company itself. Our attorneys at Sadler and Sadler will carefully examine the facts of your case to determine the party at fault in the accident. Either driver could be held accountable for injuries sustained in the accident, depending on the degree of fault. The bus company could also be held responsible for the resulting injuries if they hired an ineffective or negligent driver. Our attorneys will work diligently to understand all the facts of the case, including collecting witness statements and the accident reports.
As the victim of a bus accident, you may be able to bring a claim for damages including medical expenses and lost wages. Our attorneys will assist you in calculating the amount of your claim, taking into account the length of your recovery time and resulting expenses related to these injuries.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a bus accident, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys of Sadler and Sadler. Our attorneys have over 30 years of experience in assisting our clients after tragic accidents have occurred. Bus accidents have the potential to wreak havoc on the physical and psychological state of all victims, which could result in years of medical care. Contact our San Antonio office today for your initial free consultation.