10 Students Injured In School Bus Accident
We are brining you a story from Austin today to highlight an incident that is the worst nightmare of any parent – a school bus versus an eighteen-wheeler accident.
The accident happened last week and luckily there is surveillance video that shows what really happened. A truck driver says he had a yellow light when he went through an intersection and struck a school bus. Video shows that the bus actually had a green light.
In this case, ten students were injured, but we know it could have been much worse. The bus contained 19 students heading to high and middle school.
While the exact cause of this accident is still under investigation, we know that many truck accidents are caused by the negligence of the truck driver or the truck company.
What are your options if you are injured by a truck driver?
If you need a Dallas truck accident attorney, you can count on the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde to have your back.
What Can Happen?
How many large trucks do you see in and around the Dallas area on a daily basis? We know there are thousands. These large trucks have the ability to cause major injuries if they crash, which is why drivers and companies need to take all precautions necessary before hitting the road.
Drivers have a responsibility to follow all state and federal laws regulating how many hours they can drive in a day. Failure to do so will result in the driver operating while fatigued, causing them to lose the ability to react to a situation.
Drivers should never operate under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Doing so puts everyone around them on the roadway in danger of harm. Drivers should also never be distracted by the cell phones or other devices. If they are looking at a screen, then they are not looking at the road.
We also know that truck companies have a responsibility to ensure that all of their vehicles are roadworthy. This means they must perform regular inspections and maintenance on their trucks. Truck failure is the main cause of truck accidents. This can include a failure of the powertrain, brakes, steering system, suspension, or other part of the vehicle.
Vehicle failure can result in a truck driver losing control of their truck, potentially leading to a catastrophic even. If a truck is carrying hazardous material, an accident could potentially put thousands of people in danger.
What You Can Do
If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence of a truck driver or truck company, we want to help. At the The Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, we will work with you to secure the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses. This can include: medical expenses, lost income if you are unable to work, court costs and legal fees, as well as punitive damages.