Plano Bus Accident Attorneys
Protecting Our Clients’ Right to Fair Compensation
Buses, due to their size and the number of passengers they carry, have
a high potential for causing significant harm when involved in accidents.
Navigating the aftermath of a bus accident can be a harrowing and confusing
experience, and you might feel overwhelmed by the legal complexities,
insurance claims, and the daunting task of seeking compensation for your
injuries. That's where MAS Law steps in — to offer a helping hand
during these challenging times.
Should you or a loved one suffer injuries in a negligence-related bus accident
in or around Plano, our personal injury attorneys are prepared to help
you fight to obtain the best possible case outcome. At MAS Law, we understand
that each person's circumstances are unique, just like their stories.
That's why our team of dedicated attorneys is committed to providing individualized
attention to each case, acknowledging the human story behind every legal matter.
Dial (972) 460-9339 or contact our team online to discuss your case with
our Plano bus accident lawyers.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Bus Accidents?
Bus accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
Human factors. One of the most prevalent causes of bus accidents is driver error, which
can include negligence, fatigue, and driving recklessly. Driver negligence
can contribute to an accident if the driver is operating the bus while
distracted or disobeys the rules of the road. Drowsy driving can affect
a bus driver’s concentration, reaction times, and ability to stay
awake while at the wheel.
Environmental factors. External factors such as poor road conditions and bad weather also contribute
to bus accidents. Buses, given their size and weight, are particularly
susceptible to conditions like potholes, uneven pavement, or debris.
Vehicle-related factors. If a bus is not properly maintained, that can lead to critical failures
in the bus's operating systems, causing an accident. Defective parts can
also lead to accidents. For instance, if there are issues with the braking
system or mechanics, a bus accident can occur.
How Bus Accidents Differ from Car Accidents
When we compare bus accidents and car accidents, there are several fundamental
differences to consider.
These differences can be seen in terms of their:
Potential damage. Bus accidents can lead to more significant property damage due to the size
and weight of buses. Whether you are on the bus or in another vehicle
hit by a bus, you can suffer the loss of valuable items in a collision.
While damage to your car in a car-on-car collision might be minor, a bus
accident may lead to your car being totaled.
Injury severity. Injuries sustained in bus accidents are often more severe than those from
car accidents due to the size and weight of buses. When a collision happens,
passengers can be thrown from their seats, causing serious bodily harm.
Common injuries include broken bones, lacerations, spinal cord injuries,
traumatic brain injuries, and even death. The absence of seat belts in
most buses can also lead to more severe injuries as passengers aren't
restrained during a crash. Moreover, the larger number of passengers on
a bus can mean that more people are potentially impacted by a single incident.
Even if you are in a different vehicle involved in a bus accident, your
injuries may be more severe, again because of the weight and size of buses
and the force they can impose on your vehicle during the crash.
Suing government entities. If the bus accident was caused by another vehicle, you can pursue a claim
against the at-fault party’s insurer. However, if the bus driver
caused the accident, the case can be more complicated if they are a government
employee (like STAR Transit drivers are) rather than a driver from a private
institution. While you can sue public transportation and state-funded
entities, the statute of limitations for providing notice that you intend
to file a claim is reduced to six months.
Retain the Services of Our Plano Accident Attorneys
At MAS Law, we don't just see you as a case number; we see the person behind
the incident — the individual who's experienced a life-altering
event and needs someone to stand up for their rights. We approach every
case with empathy and understanding, ensuring your voice is heard and
your concerns are addressed.
Whether you need help establishing liability, handling case negotiations,
or litigating your case, our legal team can help you build a strong, compelling
case. Trust our team to help you fight to get the compensation you need.
Request a free case consultation with MAS Law today by calling (972) 460-9339.