Whether you are a regular passenger on the Mesquite Compass or you have a child that rides the Mesquite ISD school bus or your only interaction with buses is that you share the same roads, the fact is that we all have a relationship with buses in one way or another. Buses are very convenient because they are able to transport large numbers of people at a time and they help the environment and commuter traffic by allowing passengers to travel together rather than all of those people traveling in separate cars on the road. The downside to buses is that they have the potential to cause severe injuries, which means that we all have reason to be concerned about buses and bus safety.
You have likely heard about the recent Mesquite ISD bus accident in which children were injured and one child died in a rollover accident. Yes traveling by bus is statistically safe, but it is important to remain cautious around buses because when they are involved in accidents, they can be severe and can cause serious, life-changing injuries including death. Contributing factors to buses’ dangerous propensities include their size and mass, which can result in major accident injuries. Bus driver visibility is limited because of buses’ size and design. Seatbelts are often not available and when they are, passengers often do not wear them anyway.
It is not only bus passengers who are injured in bus accidents. Others often injured in bus accidents include the following people:
Bus accident liability can lie with several different people and entities including the driver of another vehicle involved in the accident, the bus owner, the bus driver, a government entity, the bus manufacturer, or the person responsible for a dangerous condition that caused the accident such as a poorly maintained road or parking lot. It is important to remember that there may be different requirements and statutes of limitation for filing a claim against a government entity, so be sure that you do not lose your right to sue by waiting too long to bring a claim.
If you have been injured in a bus accident, contact Mesquite bus accident attorney, Dorothy Hyde. Our bus accident experts will review your claim and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of your case. At The Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, we understand that bus accidents cause serious injuries and our goal is to see that you and your family receive the compensation that you deserve for the injuries and damages you have suffered.
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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