HOUSTON BUS ACCIDENT LAWYER
For 30 years Hugh has been helping good people seriously hurt or lost loved ones in a bus accident. Hugh Howerton is one of the U.S.A.’s top AV rated bus accident lawyers and is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law.
For legal help right now call 713.984.9848
Legal Help For Houston Bus Accident Victims
Bad driving and driver error is the leading cause of bus accidents. There are special laws that require bus companies to take extra care of their passenger’s safety.Under the law bus companies are known as common carriers. The owe the highest duty of safety for their passengers.
You also need a bus accident lawyer who understands these laws to make sure the bus company is held responsible for the harm they have caused you or your family.
Did the bus driver do something wrong to cause the accident? Was the bus properly maintained? Did another vehicle cause the accident? These are questions you need to know.
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Specializing In Serious Houston Bus Accident Injuries
- Wrongful death
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Broken bones or fractures
- Herniated disks in both neck and back
- Amputations or lost limbs
Causes of Houston Bus Accidents
Bur driver fatigue
Sleepy bus drivers are dangerous drivers. A tired driver is less able to pay attention to the road. Their reaction time is affected and slowed if they have to brake or steer suddenly. According to the CDC an estimated 1 in 25 adult drivers (aged 18 years or older) report having fallen asleep while driving in the previous 30 days. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that tired driving was responsible for 72,000 crashes, 44,000 injuries, and 800 deaths in 2013. However, because of under-reporting of accidents up to 6,000 fatal crashes each year may be caused by tired drivers.
Faulty maintenance of brakes and tires
Federal law requires bus companies to adequately inspect and repair their buses. These are laws set up by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Sadly some bus companies don’t spend the money and tragic consequences can result because they put profits before passenger safety.
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