Bus accidents can result in serious injuries and a significant amount of property damage. The large size of the vehicle, a large number of passengers, and the lack of safety restraints such as seatbelts and airbags pose significant risks to passengers and other vehicles in the case of an accident.
Ownership of the vehicle is a key factor to consider when pursuing a bus accident lawsuit. Say for example you are injured by a school bus one day on a morning jog. The school bus is likely owned by a government entity. If this is the case, the bus driver may receive protection of “sovereign immunity”; this can be the same case with a police car. This can cause additional or special steps we have to take when filing a claim. On the other hand, if you are hit by a party bus one night (whether on foot or in the car) and the bus is owned by a private organization or individual; in cases like this, we will follow procedures that apply in normal personal injury cases.
Bus accident lawsuits can be a complicated affair. Our close examination of the procedural requirements helps ensure the correct process so our clients get the maximum compensation they deserve under the law. Contact us to learn more about lawsuits involving bus accidents as they apply to your unique situation. Call us today at 713-630-0900. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may also fill out a contact form here and we will reach out to you to discuss your case at a time of your convenience.