San Antonio Bus Accident Attorneys
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Buses are a great way to save money and an easy way to get around, but they are not immune from accidents. Passengers and other drivers are injured every day in the U.S. in bus accidents. If you have been in a bus accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
If you or a loved one has been in an accident, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a 100% free case evaluation with our San Antonio auto accident attorneys. Our team of bus accident attorneys can help you seek maximum compensation for your injuries.
Common Causes of Bus Accidents
One of the most common causes of a bus accident is distracted driving. Driving a bus becomes more dangerous when drivers are texting or talking on the phone, eating and drinking, or interacting with passengers. Additionally, many bus drivers work long hours, which can cause them to be fatigued and slower to react while driving. Tailgating, failure to use proper signals, unsafe lane changes, speeding, and other reckless driving can result in accidents.
Buses require a special set of skills to drive. If a mistake is made, the consequences can result in a bus accident. If the bus is not maintained properly, it may have problems that threaten the safety of passengers and bystanders. Brakes can fail and tires can blowout. As a result, normally minor issues are exacerbated by poor road conditions and overloaded buses.
Who Can Be Held Responsible in a Bus Accident?
Buses can be owned by either the government or private bus companies. For private companies, it is easier to establish liability. Bus companies are often considered “common carriers,” which means they are required to demonstrate a higher standard of care than an average driver. If the bus driver is negligent in an accident, the driver’s employer may be held liable. The employer may have a duty to properly train drivers, to maintain vehicles, to supervise employees, and to properly vet employees before hiring them.
If the bus is instead owned by the government, it can be more difficult to hold them liable. If you were injured on a bus you believe to be owned by the government, such as a school bus or city bus, you should reach out to a lawyer to discuss your accident.
Why Should I Hire a Lawyer?
A bus accident can leave you and your family struggling. You may be dealing with hospital bills from your injuries. You may have to take time off work to recover. It’s unfair that you have to deal with the fallout, and trying to resolve it on your own is difficult.
You will most likely have to negotiate with an insurance company to obtain any compensation from your accident. Insurance companies make money by giving you as small of a claim as possible. While you’re trying to pay your bills, the insurance company will be attempting to delay paying you, and when it offers you a payout, it will likely be less than you had hoped.
The best way to maximize your insurance payout is to work with a lawyer, as he or she can help you determine how much money you should ask for in a negotiation. A lawyer can even negotiate on your behalf while you focus on recovering. While you are not required to hire a lawyer, it is likely easier to speak with one than to try to learn the ins and outs of bus accident insurance negotiation on your own.
Get Help from Our Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers
At Zinda Law Group, our bus accident attorneys have helped thousands of victims seek justice and compensation they deserved. We are ready to help you navigate the insurance claims process, build the strongest case possible, and put this accident behind you. Your health matters, so let us take this off your shoulders. If you or your loved one has been injured in a crash, contact us at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation and learn how we can help.
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