You may not think about them as often with the rise of ridesharing services, but buses still play a valuable role in our lives, especially in and around the Dallas area. They perform valuable services, from getting our kids to and from school to keeping the streets less crowded through public transportation. Buses are a good option and are usually safe.
There are times when bus accidents happen though, and they can be devastating. If you or a loved one have been hurt and need a bus accident attorney in Dallas, we want to help. The Law Office of Dorothy Hyde has a team standing by and ready to take your case.
You see plenty of buses during the day. You may even use one regularly. The Dallas Area Rapid Transit has plenty of routes through the city to help you get where you need to go quickly and affordable. It’s a great option when you just don’t feel like driving. There are also plenty of school buses, getting thousands of kids to and from school.
Since Dallas is a popular place, we also have plenty of long-distance transportation buses traveling around.
We know you have expectations that your bus rides will be safe, and for the most part, they are. Unfortunately, sometimes accidents happen that are out of your control.
Bus companies or government agencies are usually responsible for ensuring the buses themselves are safe. They should perform regular inspections and fix any mechanical problems. If they do not, the results could be detrimental for the passengers and others on the roadway. If the brakes or engine fail, a bus crash has the potential to cause a mass casualty situation.
Bus drivers should all have their commercial driver’s license, and many must obtain specific endorsements depending on what type of bus they will be driving. If a driver is distracted by their phone or another device, they are just as deadly as someone who is driving impaired.
Many buses do not have seatbelts, making an accident even more dangerous for passengers. Other drivers on the roadway, as well as pedestrians, are at risk of getting hit by reckless bus drivers. An injury could put you in the hospital and leave you with high medical bills. If you are unable to work, the lost income could impact you and your family financially.
Make sure all of your medical needs are taken care of after a bus accident. Even if an injury seems minor, please know that some internal and head injuries don’t begin to show symptoms until well after an accident. After that, you may need a Dallas bus accident attorney to help you with your case. Turn to the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde for more than 30 years of experience. We want to help you get the compensation you deserve so you can get back on your feet. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 214-883-1700.
Our law firm doesn’t take personal injury cases lightly. Attorney Dorothy Hyde is the resident barracuda of Dallas — fearless and unrelenting, she doesn’t stop until she obtains the best outcome and maximum compensation for her clients. Choose us and you’ll have an apex predator with years of trial experience and negotiating skills to bring your case to a successful conclusion.
We help personal injury victims receive the financial compensation they need for full recovery. We are a voice for personal injury victims and help them get their life back on track.
After I was severely injured, I didn’t know what to do next. One of my colleagues recommended reaching out to Dorothy for representation. When I finally did, I didn’t regret my decision — I received tremendous support and she treated me like family. She brought the best outcome and I’m amazed at the passion she brings into her work. I would recommend her services without any reservation.
I’ve always known that I needed an insurance policy to protect me if I got into a car accident. But when I got involved in a car crash, I realized how important it is to have a lawyer protect me from my insurance company! This firm settled my case really quickly and delivered excellent results. Dottie secured a fair and equitable settlement, and I’d recommend her to anyone in need of good counsel and representation.
Thank you for bringing my claim against the construction company to a successful conclusion. You made the process less intimidating and made me feel like the struggle I had to endure was valid. It has helped me cope with a lot of post-accident challenges differently. You were more than I expected — thanks again.
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