Were you injured in a bus accident? Since 1990, Wyatt Law Firm's team of San Antonio bus accident lawyers have been advocating for victims of negligence. Sadly, most bus accidents are avoidable. When drivers and others do not exercise care and caution, people can get hurt.
Wyatt Law Firm can help individuals who were:
- Injured while riding on VIA Metropolitan Transit
- Hit by a bus as a pedestrian
- Hit by a bus while riding in a passenger vehicle
- Injured in a school bus accident
- Injured in an accident involving a charter bus
We also represent families of those who lost loved ones in fatal bus accidents. If this describes you, we invite you to contact a San Antonio bus accident attorney at Wyatt Law Firm.
Call us at 210-702-2162 or fill out a free case evaluation form to learn more.
VIA Metropolitan Transit Accidents
VIA Metropolitan Transit is the entity that owns and runs the greater San Antonio area's city buses. Hundreds of people travel on VIA buses every day. In 2013, a San Antonio woman filed a lawsuit against VIA Metro claiming that she had lost the use of her legs after being run over by a city bus in a crosswalk. Her medical expenses cost her thousands of dollars. In 2014, a San Antonio news source reported that VIA Metro was dragging its feet in a lawsuit filed by a man who was hit by a distracted VIA bus driver.
Causes Of Public Transportation Accidents
Each bus accident case is unique and should be evaluated by an experienced personal injury attorney in conjunction with accident investigators. Any given bus accident could involve multiple factors that led to the accident, but some of the common threads include:
Poor Bus Maintenance
If buses are not properly maintained or they otherwise fail to meet safety regulations, it can lead to serious accidents or more severe injuries in the event of an accident. In this case, the bus manufacturer or the entity that owns the buses could be held liable.
Many bus accidents are caused by drivers who simply weren't paying attention. Speeding, failure to yield, and other acts of negligence often contribute to traffic injuries and fatalities.
Bus companies that hire underqualified or unlicensed drivers could be held accountable for any accidents their driver causes. Bus companies should only hire drivers with the proper drivers' licenses and a clean driving history.
Contact Wyatt Law Firm For A Free Consultation
If you or someone you love was injured in a bus accident, we invite you to contact Wyatt Law Firm. If you would like us to review your case for free, call us today or fill out our convenient online form.
Wyatt Law Firm does not charge its clients unless we secure a financial recovery on their behalf. No recovery? No fee! Call to learn more.