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Texas Bus Accident Lawyer

Texas Bus Accident Lawyer

Were you recently injured in a bus accident in the State of Texas? Contact Zehl & Associates Injury & Accident Lawyers. As a bus accident victim, you have certain rights, including the ability to seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and other damages. Our undefeated Texas bus accident lawyers are prepared to help you get the substantial award you deserve.

Since 2006, Zehl & Associates Injury & Accident Lawyers has been a trusted name in personal injury litigation for accident victims in the Lone Star State. Our Texas trial attorneys have won billions for our clients, including some of the top verdicts and settlements in the history of the state.

Set yourself up for success by putting our top-rated legal team in your corner. We’re here to help you take on the bus company and move forward with your life. Contact our Texas law office to arrange a free consultation now. You can call us at (888) 603-3636.

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How Zehl & Associates Injury & Accident Lawyers Can Help After a Bus Accident in Texas

How Zehl & Associates Injury & Accident Lawyers Can Help After a Bus Accident in Texas

What caused the bus accident? Is the bus driver at fault? Did someone else contribute to the crash? Can you sue the bus company? What will you need to prove your case? What happens if the insurance company tries to lowball you? How much is a fair settlement?

Take this opportunity to focus on recovering from your bus accident injuries. Let our Texas personal injury lawyers handle these important questions and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

At Zehl & Associates Injury & Accident Lawyers, we’re record-setting trial attorneys who’ve been recognized by Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, The National Law Journal, and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for our unrivaled ability to win.

When you turn to us for help after your bus accident, you become part of our family. We’ll do everything in our power to help you make things right.

Count on us to:

  • Investigate your bus accident to establish why it happened and who’s at fault
  • Review accident reports, vehicle maintenance records, witness statements, black box recordings, property damage, video footage, photographs, and other evidence we obtain through discovery
  • Enlist expert witnesses to provide insight and guidance as we build your case
  • Prepare your claim and file it with the insurance company and/or local court
  • Force meaningful settlement negotiations in pursuit of a top-dollar payout on your behalf
  • Bring your bus accident lawsuit to trial, if necessary

Taking on a powerful bus company and/or insurance company can be intimidating. Our bus accident attorneys in Texas have the experience, resources, and skills needed to put you on a level playing field. 

We represent bus accident victims in Texas on a contingency fee basis. You pay nothing unless we win compensation for your bus accident case. Reach out to our Texas law office to arrange a time for a free consultation. Members of our team are always available to help – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Are Bus Accidents Common in Texas?

Buses are a great way to navigate some of Texas’s larger cities, as well as travel in and across the state. Statistically speaking, they’re also safer than cars. Research suggests that you’re three times more likely to get hurt while riding in a car than a bus.

However, that’s not to say buses are never involved in accidents. Every year, hundreds of bus accidents are reported across the State of Texas.

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were 1,149 bus accidents in Texas in 2022. This reflected an 8.7 percent increase over the year prior, when 1,057 bus accidents were recorded in the state.

Bus accidents can be serious. In 2022, bus accidents caused 974 injuries and at least 28 deaths.

Types of Bus Accident Cases We Handle

Zehl & Associates Injury & Accident Lawyers has extensive experience representing clients who’ve been injured or lost family members in accidents involving:

  • School buses
  • City buses
  • Charter buses
  • Tour buses
  • Airport shuttle buses
  • AMTRAK buses
  • Senior transport buses

Small things, like whether a bus is operated by a public agency or private company, can really affect a claim for damages. Fortunately, our bus accident lawyers in Texas have the experience and insight you’ll need to navigate your claim effectively.

Set yourself up for the result you deserve by trusting us to handle your bus injury claim. Contact our Texas law office to arrange your free consultation today.

How Much Is My Texas Bus Accident Case Worth?

Every bus accident victim will have a unique story to tell. Everyone will have a different experience and have their lives affected in different ways. It’s the details that make your situation one of a kind that will influence the amount of money you might be able to recover through an insurance claim or lawsuit.

  • What injuries have you suffered?
  • Are you disabled?
  • Can you continue to work?
  • Has your income or earning capacity changed?
  • What out-of-pocket costs have you had?
  • Has your quality of life changed?
  • Do you share responsibility for the bus accident?
  • What insurance benefits are available?
  • How old are you?

It’s important to get a sense of what your bus accident case can be worth. That way, you’ll know if settlement offers you get from the insurance company are fair. Our Texas bus accident attorneys can help you understand the potential value of your claim and support your efforts to get every cent you deserve.

Who’s Liable for a Bus Accident?

Buses are common carriers in Texas. Common carriers transport people (or cargo) from one place to another in exchange for a fee. Since a fee is paid, the common carrier assumes a heightened duty of care.

In Texas, common carriers must use a “high degree of care,” which means behaving as a very cautious, competent, and prudent person would under the circumstances.

This duty extends to bus drivers and bus companies. Even the slightest mistake can be considered a breach of this duty and, in turn, negligence. When a bus driver or bus company is negligent, they can be liable for your bus accident injuries.

Liability isn’t just limited to the bus driver or bus company. Other parties, such as the driver of a passenger vehicle, a motorcyclist, a truck driver, or a vehicle manufacturer, could also contribute to or cause a bus accident. In these cases, they could also be liable for resulting damages.

What Damages Can I Get in a Bus Accident Claim?

Filing a bus accident insurance claim or lawsuit gives you the opportunity to seek compensatory damages.

Compensatory damages include:

  • Economic damages to offset financial costs related to your bus accident, and
  • Non-economic damages to help you cope with hard-to-value trauma you experience as a bus accident victim.

Our Texas bus accident attorneys can help you pursue damages for:

  • Hospitalization, surgery, and other current medical bills
  • Rehabilitation, follow-up care, and other future medical expenses
  • Disability
  • Lost wages
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Nursing care
  • Funeral expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium
  • Inconvenience
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Chronic physical pain
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Disfigurement

If your bus accident lawsuit makes it to trial, our litigators may also be able to recover punitive damages. Punitive damages are appropriate when a jury is compelled to believe that a defendant acted intentionally or displayed a conscious disregard for your safety. 

Helping You Seek Compensation For Your Debilitating Bus Accident Injuries

Even though buses are designed to protect you in an accident, you can still suffer potentially catastrophic injuries. 

At Zehl & Associates Injury & Accident Lawyers, we’re here to be your biggest advocate and fight to recover money for your:

  • Broken bones
  • Burn injury
  • Chest injury
  • Crushing injury
  • Amputation injury
  • Degloving injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Neck injury
  • Back injury
  • Concussion injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Eye injury
  • Leg injury
  • Catastrophic injury
  • Wrongful death of a family member

Always report your accident to the local police and the bus service. Then, don’t hesitate to seek prompt medical treatment at a local hospital. These steps will help you document the accident and resulting injuries, which will be critical when you pursue compensation down the line.

Can Shared Fault Affect My Texas Bus Accident Settlement?

Yes. Since Texas has a modified comparative negligence statute, sharing responsibility for a bus accident will hurt your ability to recover damages.

Under the state’s law, there is a 51 percent bar to recover. You can get a reduced monetary award as long as your liability is not equal to or greater than 51 percent. Once liability exceeds half, the right to damages from a third party is lost.

If you hire us, we can respond effectively to allegations that you’re to blame for the crash. That way, you can maintain your right to full compensation. 

How Long Will I Have To File a Bus Accident Lawsuit in Texas?

You’ll generally have two years from the date of your Texas bus accident to file a claim for damages.

Once the statute of limitations expires, the right to seek damages from an at-fault party is forfeited.

Protect your right to compensation by taking prompt action after your bus accident. Call Zehl & Associates Injury & Accident Lawyers to get help today.

Schedule a Free Consultation With an Undefeated Texas Bus Accident Lawyer

You deserve compensation if you’ve recently been injured in a bus accident in the state of Texas. Zehl & Associates Injury & Accident Lawyers can help you demand the accountability you deserve.

Our Texas bus accident lawyers are tenacious litigators who aren’t afraid to help you go toe-to-toe with the bus service and its insurer. We’ve helped our clients win billions. Today, we’re prepared to fight for you.

Contact our law office in Texas to arrange a time for a free case evaluation. We’re always available to take your call.