While public transportation is widely regarded as safe and dependable, this is not always the case. Bus accidents are uncommon, though they happen more often than you may think. If you are someone who was recently injured in a bus accident, you must continue reading and speak with our experienced Dallas personal injury attorneys to learn more about bus accidents, what you should do after one occurs, and how our firm can help you file a claim. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of bus accidents?
Bus accidents can happen for many different reasons, though unfortunately, they are almost always the result of negligence. That being said, the negligence can either be on the part of the bus drive, another motorist, or defective parts on the bus. Driver negligence is the most frequent cause of bus accidents, however. Some of the most common types of driver negligence that we see include failing to account for large blind spots, negligently discharging passengers, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, texting while driving, driving while fatigued, speeding, failing to wait until all passengers are seated before driving, and more.
What should I do if I am injured in a bus accident?
If you are injured in a bus accident, there is a very good chance that other passengers were also injured. This is why you should ask each passenger for their name and additional contact information so they may corroborate your personal injury claim at a later date. You should also take pictures or videos of the accident, seek immediate medical treatment after the accident, and retain the services of a knowledgeable Texas personal injury attorney who can work to uncover all additional information needed to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf.
How long will I have to file a Notice of Claim in the state of Texas?
The statute of limitations for most personal injury claims in Texas is two years. However, when someone is injured on property owned by a municipality, or they are injured in a vehicle used for public transportation that is owned by a municipality or government, they will have to file a Notice of Claim within six months of the date of their accident. When they fail to do so, it will most likely result in them being permanently time-barred from suing. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process on your behalf today.
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