Safety should be the highest priority for bus transportation lines. Sadly, some bus companies focus instead on keeping costs as low as possible. This can lead to accidents that cause injury and death on a wide scale.
If you or a family member was injured in a bus accident, contact the attorneys at Ted B. Lyon & Associates. We offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your case and discuss your options. From our office in Mesquite, we handle accidents involving Greyhound, Executive Coach, Frisco Coachline, Roadrunner Charters, Champion and other tour and charter buses serving the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Safety Regulations Affecting Buses
Bus operators are subject to special laws and regulations to ensure passenger safety. In the aftermath of a bus accident, is it important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to collect and preserve evidence of safety violations such as:
- Hiring unqualified drivers
- Lack of maintenance
- Bus speeding
- Driver fatigue
Bus operators are required to carry substantial insurance policies to pay for the losses of passengers in accidents. For example, many charter buses in the Dallas area carry $5 million in liability insurance. While that may seem like a lot of insurance, it may not be enough if dozens of passengers are injured or killed in an accident. This is another reason why you should contact a lawyer immediately. If the insurance money runs out, those who are late in filing claims may end up with nothing.
Some charter buses are run by fly-by-night companies that may go out of business after an accident and reincorporate under a different name. Our lawyers have extensive experience tracing the owners of bus companies and holding them accountable. Our lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
Contact Us About a Commercial or Charter Bus Injury Case
To speak with one of our experienced Mesquite bus accident lawyers, call 866-576-3748 or send us an email. We handle all personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis. Home and hospital consultations are available if you are unable to visit our office.