San Antonio personal injury lawyers fighting for the injured
No matter how you were hurt, our attorneys will stand up for your rights
At the Herrera Law Firm, we realize that every accident is different. That’s why the personal injury lawyers from our San Antonio law firm never take a one-size-fits-all approach to accidents. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will take the time to learn about your case, then create a unique solution that fits your specific legal needs. Injured in an accident? Let our legal team get you the compensation you’re entitled to. Contact us today for a free consultation.
In Texas, accidents can happen when you least expect. You may sustain serious injuries after slipping and falling while getting on a bus, entering a taxi or using San Antonio’s VIA Metropolitan Transit system. Sometimes, a guest aboard an airplane or a boat may be injured due to the negligence of the operator or crew aboard, resulting in a serious and potentially fatal airplane or boating accident in the San Antonio area.
All modes of commercial transportation – whether train, bus, airplane or boat – face governmental oversight and regulation. In addition, the companies that manufacture and operate these vehicles must often follow strict guidelines unique to their industry. When they don’t and people get hurt, our San Antonio personal injury lawyers can hold them accountable.
What do you do after being injured in an accident?
Don’t hesitate to seek qualified legal assistance. The statute of limitations (deadline to take legal action) restricts the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit and may prevent you from obtaining justice. While the statute of limitations allows more time for minor victims to file claims in court, it’s important to seek legal representation sooner rather than later while witnesses’ memories are fresh and evidence remains intact.
If you or someone you love was injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for lost wages, lost income earning potential, lost quality of life, and pain and suffering. Find out how our legal team can help you. Contact us today for a free consultation.
In Texas, we’ve seen tragic airplane accidents that have resulted in multiple fatalities. Small accidents, however, happen more often and can still result in severe injury.
When a small airplane stops suddenly, lands or takes off roughly, or if it strikes an object on the ground, passengers may end up with broken bones and other injuries similar to a rear-end collision or other type of car accident.
How our lawyers can help
If you have been injured aboard an airplane, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, lost income earning potential, lost quality of life, and pain and suffering. At the Herrera Law Firm in Texas, we want to hear about your experience. Our personal injury attorneys can answer your questions and explain your legal options.
Our knowledgeable lawyers can pore over records and all the details surrounding your case to determine negligence. Airfields such as San Antonio International Airport must meet strict guidelines for appropriate maintenance, and pilots must meet certain standards of conduct to avoid professional negligence as a cause of an airplane accident.
Just as an entryway to a building is frequently the site of slip and fall accidents, the gangways and docks leading to a boat are often the site of boat passenger injuries. Premises liability concerns also exist if there is inadequate lighting or faulty railings, among other potential hazards at popular destinations in and around San Antonio such as Calaveras Lake, Victor Braunig Lake, and Medina Lake.
A boat accident can happen when someone underestimates a hazard or operates the boat recklessly. Rivers, lakes and other bodies of water in Texas are often congested with boats, jet skis and other watercraft. Injuries can occur on a ferry or ship. With so much traffic on the water, accidents can and will happen through negligence. For example, as with drunk drivers on the roads, an impaired operator of a boat may be liable for injuries sustained in an accident.
If someone you love died in a boating accident, you may also have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. Our legal team can help ensure you get justice. Contact us today.
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 can 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 the Herrera Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers understand bus accidents present complex issues that require qualified legal assistance. If you were injured or someone you loved was 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 personal injury attorneys.
What are the 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. They may be texting while driving or engaging in other dangerous and distracting activities. A bus driver may even be driving under the influence of 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 have 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.
Our law firm handles the following types of bus accidents:
- School bus accidents
- Charter bus tour accidents
- Accidents involving sightseeing buses
- Shuttlebus accidents, such as accidents involving vehicles taking passengers to San Antonio International Airport