Texas Bus Accident Lawyer
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 DFW, we handle accidents involving Greyhound, Executive Coach, Frisco Coachline, Roadrunner Charters, Champion and other tour and charter buses operating throughout the state of Texas, and 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 Texas 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.
Bus Accident Cases Are Challenging, But We Are Well Prepared
Bus accident cases can be some of the most challenging that lawyers experience because of the multiple parties involved. A lawsuit might name the bus driver and bus company, as well as the manufacturer of an allegedly defective bus part. Each of these parties may try to blame the others for the accident. It is up to the attorney on the case to present evidence and effectively advocate for you so as to hold the right parties accountable.
This is not an easy job. Extensive preparation is often involved, and it may be necessary to bring in experts to review the accident scene, the vehicles themselves and other critical data. Fortunately, we are well prepared with the resources to effectively handle these complex cases.
Over the last four decades, attorneys at our firm have distinguished themselves in the legal profession. We have won many awards, are respected by our peers and often receive new clients by referral from satisfied past clients.
Contact Us About a Commercial or Charter Bus Injury Case
To speak with one of our experienced Texas bus accident lawyers, call 800-TedLyon 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.