A school bus accident can be incredibly dangerous, and there could be multiple people to blame when injuries occur. If you have been hurt in such an accident and you are unsure of what to do next, you should consult a Corpus Christi, Texas bus accident lawyer. We can help you hold all liable parties accountable.
Who is Liable in My Bus Accident Case?
Every case is different, so your bus accident case could potentially have multiple liable parties who should be held accountable and sued for damages. Any of the following parties could have contributed to your bus accident:
The driver: A bus is much larger and heavier than most of the other vehicles on the road, so driving one is a big responsibility. A bus driver who speeds, allows themselves to be distracted, or engages in other potentially dangerous behavior needs to be held accountable when they cause an accident.
The school district: A school district is responsible for screening and training drivers. They also need to make sure that they are supervising them and not making them drive more hours than legally allowed. Someone needs to be inspecting the buses for safety issues as well. Failing at any of these could make a school district liable for an accident.
A bus or parts manufacturer: Sometimes a mechanical defect can contribute to an accident. If there was a problem that the bus manufacturer or a parts maker missed, they could be held liable.
Another driver: Sometimes another driver, or even a cyclist or pedestrian, can help cause an accident between your vehicle and a school bus. If this was the case with your accident, they should be held liable too.
How Can I Pursue Compensation?
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a bus accident, you may have legal options. You can pursue compensation and fight for a fair offer that adequately reimburses you for what you have experienced.
Accident victims often get a settlement offer from an insurer or another involved party in accidents like these. That first offer is rarely enough to make up for what families experience after an accident like this. A bus accident attorney from our firm can help you fight for a settlement that compensates you for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- A loss of earning potential
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
A compensation offer that does not consider the psychic toll an accident has taken on your family as well as the financial one is just not acceptable.
Consult With a Bus Accident Lawyer
It is time to learn more about your legal options and how you can hold those who caused your accident accountable. Call the Sahadi Legal Group and get your initial consultation for free. We can tell you more about the potential value of your case and what our knowledgeable attorneys can do to help.