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Bus accidents are devastating because they can happen so quickly and passengers are very vulnerable. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), estimates there are over three hundred incidents of fatal bus crashes annually. Whether you or a loved one is severely injured or fatalities have occurred from a bus accident, you may be entitled to legal compensation. The experienced, aggressive, nationwide trial attorneys of The Ammons Law Firm will fight for you and your loved ones every step of the way so you can focus on recovering while we focus on the legal aspect.
“Why do these tragedies keep recurring with depressing regularity?” says bus crash attorney Rob Ammons. “The problem is twofold. First, buses are not nearly as safe as they could be. Because of political pressure, inertia, or lack of will, safety features that can increase survivability in bus accidents are not required as standard equipment on buses.”
“Second, the regulatory structure that is supposed to protect the traveling public is abysmal. Not only have regulators failed to require safer buses, they also aren’t enforcing the regulations that do exist. The result is an environment where bus operators and drivers feel free to operate outside the rules without fear of consequences,” Ammons says.
Common tour buses also lack the three basic components that keep passengers in buses during a crash, thereby increasing their chance of survival:
After a bus accident, it is crucial for an accident victim to find a bus accident lawyer immediately. Bus accidents can result in severe injuries to passengers, pedestrians, and riders in other vehicles. Bus accident victims often endure brain and spinal cord injuries, sprains, fractures, abrasions, internal and soft tissue injuries, burn injuries, and death. The victims of these accidents and their families often face enormous medical bills, and are often too disabled to work.
The Ammons Law Firm bus accident lawyers understand dealing with a bus companies; government investigators and insurance companies. Our highly skilled attorneys know the steps to take to file the required notices and preserve your claims against the responsible parties.
Our bus accident attorneys are experts at establishing liability. This is crucial for a bus accident victim as liability can be difficult to establish in cases where a bus is owned by a governmental authority. Even when the bus driver is clearly at fault there may be an attempt by bus companies to avoid compensating injured persons on the basis of governmental immunity. Because governmental immunity laws vary by state and can be complicated, it is important to have an experienced bus accident lawyer on your side to protect your rights.
Our years of experience representing injured individuals due to bus accidents means we know exactly how to properly prepare your case. Our bus accident attorneys work with our investigators, educated experts, and the latest technology to recreate accident scenarios to prove liability in court.
You may be entitled to adequate compensation if you have been injured or suffered lost wages or income in any way due to a bus accident because of negligence.
Bus drivers have been ticketed hundreds of times in the last five years. Among the most common offenses:
Source: Houston Municipal Court
Our bus accident lawyers will do everything possible to make sure our clients have access to the resources they need to rebuild their lives. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a bus accident, call or contact the nationwide personal injury attorneys at The Ammons Law Firm today for a free consultation.