San Antonio Bus Accident Lawyer
Texas Bus Accident Attorney
Recently, a pedestrian who was struck and killed by a VIA bus in San Antonio. It has also been reported that the bus driver was issued a traffic citation in relation to the bus accident. San Antonio police cited the driver for failure to yield right of way in a crosswalk. The accident is tragic and a reminder that buses can be very dangerous for both pedestrians and occupants of other vehicles. When bus drivers are not taking proper precautions, everyone can be at risk. If you have been in an accident with a bus or as a bus passenger, an experienced San Antonio bus accident lawyer can help.
Bus Accident Injuries
If you are riding as a passenger or sharing a roadway with a San Antonio city bus, you probably expect the bus company their driver to conform to reasonably high safety standards. Unfortunately, buses in San Antonio often fall far short of federal and state safety standards. Some examples of passenger bus safety issues include:
- Poorly Maintained Buses: Buses are more complex than passenger vehicles and it is extremely dangerous if they are not properly maintained. Texas law requires buses to pass comprehensive safety inspections.
- Negligent Bus Driving: Bus drivers are trained professionals and they must drive like professionals. Their vehicle is large and inherently more dangerous than a car, negligent driving can cause serious injury to passengers, pedestrians, and other motorists.
- Inadequate Hiring or Training: The bus company has a legal duty to make sure their drivers are properly trained. If an improperly trained bus driver causes an accident, both the driver and the employer/bus company may be held responsible.
How An Experienced Attorney Can Help
City buses have some special rules, this is because generally a city bus is operated by a government entity. For instance, in the greater San Antonio metropolitan area, the buses are operated by VIA Metropolitan Transit. There are very strict deadlines for filing a lawsuit against a public bus company or a municipality. If you are going to sue a government entity, you should retain a personal injury attorney who has experience with this complex type of case.
Contact an Established San Antonio Bus Accident Lawyer Today
If you have been in an accident with a VIA metropolitan transit bus, a school bus, or any other type of bus in San Antonio, our law firm is available to help. The Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos represents individuals and families throughout the state of Texas. Take advantage of our decades of personal injury litigation experience by contacting our office for a free consultation today.