Bus Accident Lawyers in Round Rock
Did you know that over one million children and teens in Texas ride a bus to one of our 9,000 schools every day? While school buses are known to be safer and involved in accidents less often than public buses, sometimes school bus accidents happen and children are injured. In fact, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) reported 2,126 school bus accidents involving school buses took place in the 2010-2011 school year alone. Unfortunately, many of the children on those buses have been injured.
While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 96% of all school children injured in school bus accidents are considered to have minor injuries (scrapes, bumps, and bruises), injuries from a bus accident can be severe and may include any combination of the following:
- Swelling and bruising
- Fractures and broken bones
- Back and neck injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Have You or a Loved One Been Injured in a Bus Accident?
When a bus accident happens, it can be devastating and life-altering. Bus accidents injuries can differ greatly from car accidents injuries because buses are so large and heavy and capable of causing more damage as a result. Most bus accidents occur due to driver error and common factors involved include:
- Drivers make bad driving decisions
- Drivers not paying attention
- Hitting other vehicles in the buses blind spot
- Vehicles turning or stopping suddenly in front of the bus
- Failure to properly maintain the bus
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While bus companies have a greater responsibility towards the safety of their passengers, bus accident cases are often complicated by the question of who is responsible to the victim. Regardless of the type of bus or reason for the transportation, all buses contribute to injuries and accidents, including:
- Slips or falls while riding on a bus or at the bus stop
- Pedestrians or schoolchildren run over by other vehicles
- Bus passengers injured during collisions with cars or stationary fixtures
- Drivers and passengers injured in a collision with a bus
The attorneys at Zinda Law Group have successfully represented many types of bus accidents and bus accident victims. Whether you are injured on a school bus, the Round Rock Demand Response Bus Service, Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) or the Capital Metro line, the attorneys at Zinda Law Group are here to help you. To speak with one of our attorneys, call us at (800) 863-5312 for a free, no-fee consultation. It is important that you contact an attorney soon after your injury since there may be a short time frame in which to file a notice of claim for your injuries.