In large cities, public transportation is vital to the flow of traffic and provides a cheaper and more environmentally friendly alternative to driving your own vehicle. In our community, specifically, buses are becoming more popular due to excess freeway construction, rising gas prices, and a recently re-imagined public transit network. According to transportation research firm Mobility Lab, Houston joined Seattle as the only two urban areas in the US to see increased bus ridership since 2015.
Though buses are widely considered to be among the safest vehicles, accidents still occur, and it’s important to know how to respond if you have been involved in one. Bus accidents can often be complex to litigate. The damage to property and the cost of severe injury and disability is high. Multiple parties may be at fault, including: the bus driver, the bus management company, bus equipment manufacturers, or the same negligent drivers that cause personal vehicle accidents.
After experiencing a traumatic event like this, you will need assistance, even if you’re not physically injured – the resulting emotional pain and suffering can be immense. You will be looking at insurance claims, hospital bills, and more. Going against municipal or government entities like those that often operate the bus lines without experienced legal representation is daunting, which is why you should call Simon & O’Rourke or fill out an online consultation request so that we can determine the best course of action for you.
Simon & O’Rourke Law Firm has the expertise to win your case, the dedication to help you through your hard times, and the courtroom skills to get you the highest level of compensation possible for medical procedures, hospital stays, medications, loss of income, or physical therapy costs that result from your bus accident. Call or fill in the online form to schedule a free, no obligation consultation at our Webster office. Simon & O’Rourke also serve the Greater Houston and Galveston Areas – Clear Lake, Pasadena, Friendswood, Galveston, League City, Deer Park, and more. We’re ready to help!