School Bus Overturns In Accident
You may have seen the story last week of an incident where a school bus ended up on its left side and ended up in the median. Luckily, no students were on the bus, but this accident affected more than just two vehicles that day. It all started when a car was hit as it changed lanes as it attempted an unsafe lane change. It then struck a second vehicle, whose driver lost control and veered two lanes over into the bus.
Once the bus was struck, the bus driver lost control and made a sharp right turn, driving into a concrete divider then crossing all of the lanes of traffic before overturning in a grass median. A fourth vehicle attempting to evade the accident ended up in the same median as the overturned bus.
Somehow, nobody involved sustained any major injuries. At the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, we know that this incident could have been much worse. We think it shows how dangerous the roadways can be even if a person is driving completely safely. If you need a Dallas bus accident attorney, you can count on us.
Number For Our State
This accident really could have been devastating. If that bus had been full of students, the injury count would likely have been much higher, especially when you consider that most bus occupants are not restrained in their seats. The bus driver was not at fault. The fault here was with the car who made an unsafe lane change.
So many accidents in this state are caused by driver error. Often this includes drivers who are distracted or impaired. Reckless decisions that drivers make have severe consequences. We know that the Texas DOT gives us the statistics for the latest reporting year:
- 254,853 people injured in accidents
- 14,299 people sustained serious injuries
- 3,721 fatalities due to crashes
The injuries sustained in these accidents cost people and their families dearly, especially when insurance companies do not offer enough to cover all of the expenses. In an accident, medical expenses are just part of the overall costs. Most people do not consider what happens to a family if the accident victim is the main income earner and can no longer work. They also do not factor in harder to determine costs like pain and suffering damages.
What You Can Do Now
If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde can help. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will work diligently to uncover what happened and work to secure compensation for all of your accident-related expenses. We know you will need help with medical expenses, lost income, and more. Let us handle the insurance companies and other parties so you can focus on being with your family. If you need a Dallas bus accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 214-883-1700.