Have you or a loved one been injured in a bus accident in Houston? Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may be able to collect compensation for the damages and expenses resulting from your injuries.
When buses are poorly maintained, or their drivers overworked or undertrained, they put everyone – their passengers, other drivers and pedestrians – at risk. At Ricardo N. Gonzalez & Associates, we fight to get bus accident victims the justice they deserve after having their lives turned upside down by the negligent actions of a bus driver or the parties who own and maintain the buses.
Whether your injuries were caused by an accident involving a Houston METRO bus, an HISD school bus, church bus, shuttle bus, casino bus or other type of bus, contact Ricardo N. Gonzalez & Associates to schedule a free consultation with one of our Houston bus accident attorneys to discuss your legal rights.
Bus Accidents in Houston
Common causes of Houston bus accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Driver error
- Road rage or driving aggressively
- Road conditions
- Alcohol and drug abuse
- Mechanical problems due to improper maintenance
- Distracted driving
Buses are some of the largest vehicles on Houston’s roads, often weighing more than 10,000 pounds. Like a big truck, they can strike a passenger car, motorcycle or pedestrian with incredible force.
In addition, most buses don’t provide seat belts for their passengers, which increases the risk of serious injury in the event of an accident.
Houston Bus Accident Injury Cases Can Be Complicated
In a Houston bus accident, one or several parties may have been responsible for the accident. This may include the bus driver, their employer, the entity that owns the bus (a private company, school district or the City of Houston), a parts manufacturer (if a defective part led to the accident), or another driver’s negligence.
Ricardo N. Gonzalez & Associates has the skill and resources to thoroughly investigate the accident scene and gather the necessary evidence and witness testimony that will be used to determine exactly how the accident happened and who was at fault. We will hold the negligent party or parties responsible for their actions and force them to compensate you for the damages that have negatively impacted your life.
Some of the damages you may be entitled to compensation for after being injured in a Houston bus accident include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost income/loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of society, consortium or companionship
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Wrongful death
Speak with an Experienced Houston Bus Accident Attorney
After a bus accident, it’s important to act quickly to protect your rights. You only have a limited amount of time after an accident to file a legal claim for compensation in Texas.
If you were involved in a Houston, TX bus accident and suffered a serious injury as a result, don’t hesitate to contact the law offices of Ricardo N. Gonzalez & Associates. We have been successfully representing clients injured in Houston and throughout Texas in all types of personal injury claims for over 30 years. We are here to give assistance in your time of need and provide you with the experienced representation necessary to obtain the compensation you deserve for your damages.
Worried you can’t afford to hire a top-notch Houston personal injury attorney? We represent clients with personal injuries on a contingency fee basis. If we decide to accept your case, there will be no up-front costs for our services and we collect a portion of your settlement as our fee. We only get paid when we win your case.