McAllen Bus Accident Lawyer

Whether it is a public, school or charter bus, accidents involving large passenger-carrying vehicles frequently result in numerous injuries. As one of the most commonly used forms of public transportation, buses are crowded with people, many of whom do not wear safety belts. When bus accidents happen, many passengers can be seriously injured or killed. No matter the cause of an accident, injured passengers have the right to file personal injury claims that can allow them to recover compensation for their medical bills, lost wages and other damages they incurred.

Common Causes of Bus Accidents

As with any other motor vehicle accident, bus accidents can be caused a variety of factors. Some of the most common causes are:

  • Bus driver error or negligence
  • Accidents caused by other drivers, including drunk driving accidents
  • Failure of bus companies to meet regulations
  • Defective auto parts and product liability issues
  • Unsafe roadways or road conditions

Genuine accidents can, and often do, happen. The difficulty of building a strong and effective claim rests on determining the extent of liability involved. As many bus accidents are caused by bus driver error and the failure of bus companies to meet federal regulations, it is crucial that you work with an attorney who has a precise knowledge of the laws governing the health and safety requirements of the busing industry.

At Stern Law Group, our 150 years of combined experience and numerous truck accident cases have enabled us to gain keen insight into the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations. This knowledge includes that of many laws that govern the busing industry and passenger-carrying vehicles, including driver regulations and company regulations. By closely investigating these federal laws, our McAllen personal injury attorneys can determine if a failure to meet requirements played a role in your accident.

Legal Representation for Bus Accident Victims

Personal injury claims can be complicated by many factors involved in bus accidents, including the role of a government subsidiary in regulating public safety. As such, these cases require a diligent legal team that has the skills, knowledge and determination to conduct investigations, build effective claims and deliver results. Our firm is prepared to handle bus accident claims and strongly encourages all victims to contact Stern Law Group as soon as possible after an accident.