Bus Accidents Can Result in Serious Injuries and Death
Millions of Americans rely on public transportation every day, and as the use of buses, trolleys, and trams increases, so does the number of serious and fatal accidents. With more routes needed to meet commuter needs, bus companies are relying more and more on overworked, fatigued, and inexperienced drivers.
Additionally, when a bus, motor coach, or trolley is involved in an accident, passengers aboard can be exposed to unique dangers not present in other vehicles. Typically, public transportation lacks safety equipment like seatbelts and airbags. Further, depending on the type of bus, some occupants may be left to stand in the bus aisle. This means that bus passengers can sustain severe injuries when the bus they are riding on is involved in a crash.
Buses also pose a greater hazard to non-occupants than a standard car or truck. With city buses weighing anywhere between 25,000 and 40,000 pounds, pedestrians, bicyclists, and occupants of other vehicles can be exposed to incredible forces in the event of a collision, likely resulting in serious injuries, permanent disability, and even death.
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If you or a loved one have been injured in a bus accident, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our team of experienced bus accident attorneys are available to evaluate your claim 24/7, nights and weekends. Thomas J. Henry Law has the financial resources and the track record of winning that you need in a law firm. Contact us today for a free case review. Our firm has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Austin, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.