Bus accident attorney in San Antonio - The Herrera Law Firm understands what victims are going through
Bus accidents account for some of the most serious cases we deal with at The Herrera Law Firm. When a bus crashes into a smaller vehicle, occupants of the bus sustain serious and potentially life-threatening injuries. It's not only the bus passengers who can sustain serious injuries. Due to the size and weight of a bus - up to 16 times that of a passenger vehicle - any vehicles struck by the bus may sustain significant damage as a result of a collision. A driver of another car that is struck by a bus may have grounds to file a lawsuit against the bus company.
At Herrera Law Firm, we understand that bus accidents present complex issues that require qualified legal assistance. If you were injured or a loved one was injured or killed in a San Antonio bus crash involving a VIA Metropolitan Transit bus or any other type of transportation passenger accident in Texas, you may be entitled to compensation. Call The Herrera Law Firm to discuss your bus accident with our experienced San Antonio bus accident attorneys.
Causes of bus accidents
The causes of bus accidents in San Antonio and throughout Texas can cover a wide range. In some cases, an overworked driver may fall asleep behind-the-wheel. He or she may be texting while driving or engaging in other dangerous and distracting activities. A bus driver may even be driving under the influence or drugs or alcohol, disobeying the speed limit or ignoring traffic signals, putting entire youth groups, senior tour groups, or families in danger.
In addition, another one of the most common causes of bus accidents is poorly maintained or out-of-adjustment brakes. As with a truck accident involving poor maintenance, a bus accident may include multiple parties responsible for the equipment failure, including the company that owns the bus or performs scheduled maintenance. When these companies put profit ahead of people, they need to be held accountable.
We handle the following types of bus accidents:
- School bus accidents
- Charter bus tour accidents
- Accidents involving sight-seeing buses
- Shuttlebus accidents, such as accidents involving vehicles taking passengers to San Antonio International Airport
Investigating bus accidents
Determining the true cause of bus accidents in Texas can be complicated. Oftentimes, a company from out of town or another state owns the bus. Simply contacting the company may be difficult. Even worse, although you may have done nothing wrong to cause the accident, the bus company or their insurance provider may delay or even deny your claim to keep your compensation to a minimum. Don't settle for less than you deserve. Contact us today.