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Injured in a Bus Accident in McKinney? We Can Help You Get Back on Your Feet

Every day, bus accidents result in serious injuries or fatalities across the United States. While bus travel is a convenient and affordable way to get around, it can also be dangerous. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), bus accidents cause hundreds of fatalities and tens of thousands of injuries each year. Many of these accidents could be prevented if bus drivers and operators followed safety guidelines. If you are injured in a bus accident, it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney right away.

At Burress Injury Law, our lawyers have represented clients in all types of motor vehicle accident and injury cases, including those involving buses and other commercial vehicles. We understand the complex laws that govern bus accidents, and we know how to recover full compensation for our clients. We will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Whether an accident was caused by a negligent bus driver, a bus company, a government organization, a driver of another vehicle, or any other parties, we will thoroughly pursue all avenues to win your case while, at all times, displaying compassion for what has happened to you. We can also help you receive necessary medical treatment, even specialists, without any upfront costs to you.

Causes of Bus Accidents

Because buses are so large, people involved in collisions with these vehicles are likely to suffer serious injuries. Drivers or passengers in other vehicles may be injured in a collision, and the bus occupants may also suffer serious injuries, as most buses are not equipped with seat belts. Pedestrians who are struck by buses are likely to suffer catastrophic injuries that could result in permanent disabilities or wrongful death.

Bus accidents may occur because of:

  • Bus driver negligence - A bus driver may be at fault for an accident because they did not follow traffic laws or engaged in unsafe behavior, such as texting while driving. Fatigue may lead a bus driver to make mistakes, resulting in collisions with other vehicles. Distracted driving may cause a driver to fail to notice other vehicles or pedestrians, and they may be unable to slow down or stop in time to avoid a collision. A driver's intoxication by drugs or alcohol will greatly increase the chances of a dangerous bus accident. Bus drivers may also cause accidents if they have not been properly trained in the safe operation of their vehicles.
  • Poorly maintained buses - If the proper maintenance is not performed on a bus, it may break down or have mechanical problems that could lead to an accident. In these cases, a bus company may be liable for its failure to maintain safe equipment, or a product manufacturer may be responsible for a bus accident that was caused by defective parts.
  • Dangerous road conditions - If a bus accident is caused by a pothole, uneven pavement, or other dangerous issues on the road, the government entity responsible for maintaining the road may be held liable.
  • Negligence by other drivers - If another driver on the road failed to drive safely near a bus, they may be held liable for injuries suffered by bus passengers or others who were involved in a bus accident. For example, a driver may cut off a bus, pass a bus illegally, make illegal turns in front of a bus, or collide with a bus from behind.

Contact Our Prosper Bus Accident Lawyers

At Burress Injury Law, one of our attorneys actually served as nationwide trial counsel for one of the largest school bus companies in the world. Our bus accident attorneys have the skills and experience necessary to help you recover all the compensation to which you are entitled. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, please contact us today at 214-726-0016 for a free consultation. We will review your case and discuss your legal options with you. You should not have to suffer because of someone else's negligence. Let us help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.

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