Chicago and Dallas/Ft. Worth Bus Accident Lawyers
The highways and city roads in Texas and Illinois are busy, and this trend is only going to continue as more and more people move to each state. Buses are a common sight on the streets, as they are a reliable and smart option for transportation. However, bus accidents take place more regularly than many people realize. You have probably heard a story on your local news channel about a bus full of students or athletes that collides with another vehicle or runs off the road, resulting in serious injuries. While the last thing you may think about when stepping onto a bus is being involved in an accident, the risk is still there.
Every single day, thousands of buses across the country carry children to school, workers to their jobs, and people all around the city. There are also numerous commuter buses that take people across the country. While these vehicles are designed to make life easier and serve as a more environmentally-friendly transportation option, accidents happen. Although fatal bus accidents are rare, it is important to understand that they can happen at any time. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, bus accidents account for just 0.14 percent deaths per billion miles traveled. Unfortunately, bus accidents do happen, resulting in serious injuries, property damage, and fatalities.
Devastating Injuries in Bus Accidents
Across the nation, an average of 300 deaths happen per year because of a bus accident. These accidents can involve city buses, school buses, charter buses, tour buses, and any other type of buses used to transport people. While buses and trucks make up less than twelve percent of all fatal crashes in the United States, when these accidents do occur, they are often catastrophic. Only four percent of the 6.2 million nonfatal vehicle crashes involve buses, showing just how safe they normally are. While these numbers have risen slightly over the years, buses are not nearly as dangerous as cars or trucks.
At Toro Law, we represent victims of bus accidents who have sustained serious injuries or pain and suffering. Some of the most common injuries we see because of bus accidents include:
- Road conditions
- Malfunctioning equipment
- Driver negligence
- Driver distraction
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Equipment failure
- Inclement weather
Unfortunately, injuries that are sustained as the result of a bus accident are often very serious and require months, or even years, to recover from. This means that bus accident victims often face high medical bills, years of rehabilitation, and loss of wages. At Toro Law, our bus accident lawyers are dedicated to helping victims throughout Texas and Illinois seek compensation and retribution for their injuries. As a boutique and bilingual law firm, we have experience representing clients of all different backgrounds and are prepared to do the same for you. We understand how overwhelming and stressful it is to be involved in a bus accident - whether as a passenger, pedestrian, bicyclist, or other driver. Attorney Moises Briseño and his Associates at Toro Law are here for you and ready to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We represent clients throughout Texas and Illinois and are always available to speak with you. Contact experienced bus accident attorney Moises Briseño and Associates at Toro Law immediately to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.