Houston Bus Accident Attorney
Whether it is a public, school, or charter bus, accidents involving large passenger-carrying vehicles are among the most devastating road traffic incidents. As there are numerous passengers in these vehicles, and because many passengers fail to wear or are not provided with safety belts, injuries and fatalities are common. In order to avoid these severe consequences, there are many state and federal regulations in place that govern both bus drivers and bus companies. Working with a knowledgeable attorney who is familiar with these regulations and fights earnestly on behalf of victims can make all the difference in the outcome of your personal injury claim.
Causes of Bus Accidents
There are a variety of conditions and factors that can cause a bus accident. These include:
- Driver error
- Distracted driving, including texting accidents
- Improperly maintained vehicles
- Defective auto products
- Unsafe roadways or road conditions
- Improperly trained and licensed drivers
- Drunk driving
In addition to driver error and bus company negligence, bus accidents can also occur as the result of another driver's carelessness. Regardless of whether it is a car accident or truck accident that involves a bus, negligent drivers must be held accountable. Whatever the cause of your bus accident may be, you can be confident that Stern Law Group has the experience and unwavering work ethic to resolve your claim.
Depending on the type of bus your accident involves, there are specific regulations and laws that may apply. These can include:
All bus drivers in the state of Texas are prohibited from using cell phones and texting behind the wheel. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) also establishes regulations regarding the number of hours that bus drivers are permitted to work and be behind the wheel. Other federal regulations for drivers of passenger carriers include strict drug and alcohol restrictions, vehicle maintenance, safety and training, and licensing. School bus drivers must also comply with their respective safety requirements.
Companies can also be held liable for their failure to meet federal laws established by the FMCSA. Some of these regulations include vehicle upkeep and maintenance, weight limitations, and oversight of driver safety and training.
Contact Stern Law Group Today
Whether your bus accident was caused by bus driver negligence, another driver on the road, or any other reason, Stern Law Group is prepared to evaluate your case and assist you during the personal injury claim process. Having helped more than 40,000 clients throughout the years, our firm knows what it takes to get injured victims the compensation they need and deserve. To discuss your case with one of our exceptionally talented attorneys, contact Stern Law Group today.