Weatherford Bus Accident Lawyer 

Weatherford Bus Accident Lawyer

When you take the bus in Weatherford, TX, you reasonably expect to safely get to your destination. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that thousands of bus accidents occur every year, and 204 accidents in 2021 were fatal. If you were injured in a bus accident or tragically lost a loved one in a bus accident, a compassionate personal injury lawyer from Stephens Law can help you. 

Jason Stephens, the founder of Stephens Law Firm, PLLC  has aggressively protected the rights of Texas injury victims for over 20 years. You can trust our law firm to fight for the compensation you deserve and to capably handle your legal claim while you focus on your recovery. We are Super Lawyers and have a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, which is reserved for exceptional lawyers who have received the recognition of their peers for their advocacy and high ethics.

 Learn how our Weatherford bus accident lawyers can help you when you contact us today at (817) 420-7000 for a free consultation. 

How Stephens Law Helps Weatherford Bus Injury Victims

If you have been seriously injured in a bus accident in Weatherford, Texas, you have enough on your plate without having to worry about how to secure compensation to pay for your medical bills and other accident-related expenses. When you trust the Weatherford personal injury lawyers with Stephens Law with your personal injury case, you can count on us to:

Review Your Claim

Our personal injury lawyers offer each prospective client a free case review. We discuss the accident, your injuries, and whether you have a viable compensation claim against another party. You can count on us to provide honest feedback. We only take cases we believe we can win. 

Investigate the Accident

When our team takes on your case, we begin a rigorous process targeted at achieving the best possible outcome. This begins by showing that someone else’s negligence is to blame for your accident. 

We leave no stone unturned when investigating your accident. We are often able to secure evidence to establish fault and the full extent of your damages with:

  • Police reports
  • Witness statements
  • On-board cameras and black boxes
  • Photos of the accident scene
  • Physical evidence
  • Video simulations of the accident prepared by accident reconstruction or crash experts

We also work with medical professionals who can help establish the connection between your injuries and the crash

Negotiate With Insurance Companies 

Our goal is to help secure you the most money for your case. Many times, our experienced negotiation skills can result in favorable settlement agreements that fairly compensate accident victims for the losses they endured because of another party’s negligence. 

Our personal injury attorneys know the tactics insurance companies use to try to minimize their liability, including blaming other parties or the victims themselves. We have negotiated countless settlements on behalf of our clients and can leverage our experience and reputation to fight for the fair compensation you deserve. 

We have obtained more than $100 million in compensation for accident victims just like you and are a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, so you know you can trust us to fight just as tirelessly for you, too. 

Take Your Case to Trial

If the responsible party’s insurer is unwilling to make a fair settlement to resolve your claim, we can take your case to court. We have been recognized as Best Lawyers in American and The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, indicating our success as trial attorneys

We are not afraid to go up against insurance companies and big transit companies. We understand the complexities of proving liability against a municipality and are prepared to take on the most serious of cases. We have won time and time again and are prepared to go all the way to protect the rights of our clients. 

Whether your case is resolved through trial or a settlement, we prepare each case as though it were going to trial. This gives us a familiarity with the case and better positions us to negotiate for a fair outcome from the outset of your case. 

Our firm has been evaluated by Avvo and received a perfect rating of 10.0, showing the superb customer experience you can expect when you hire us. Learn more about how we can help when you call us for your free case review. 

Types of Buses Involved in Crashes

Any type of bus can potentially be involved in a bus crash. However, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says the following types of buses were involved in the most fatal crashes in 2021:

  • School buses – 80 school buses were involved in fatal crashes in 2021. They are responsible for 37 percent of fatal bus crashes on average.
  • Transit buses – 78 transit buses were involved in fatal crashes in 2021. They are responsible for 36 percent of fatal bus crashes each year.
  • Intercity buses – 17 intercity bus crashes occurred in 2021. These buses are involved in 11 percent of annual bus crashes. 

Overall, 204 fatal bus accidents occurred in 2021, and 219 occurred in 2022. Of that total, 20 of the fatal bus accidents occurred in Texas. Further, 13,268 people were injured in bus accidents in 2022. 

In 2022, there were 1,149 bus accidents in Texas. Whether you or a loved one was injured while riding a metro, charter, tour, or school bus, our bus accident lawyers can deal capably with insurance companies, government entities, or large transportation companies. 

Catastrophic Injuries Can Happen in Texas Bus Accidents

The high speeds, congested traffic, and large size of a bus can culminate in a serious bus accident that leaves many people seriously injured. Even worse, buses often lack seat belts, airbags, and other safety features that are designed to save the lives of vehicle passengers. Passengers can be thrown about the vehicle with their bodies serving as a dangerous projectile to other occupants in the bus. 

These factors can result in catastrophic injuries, including:

If you were seriously injured in a bus accident, reach out to our legal team for assistance. 

Compensation You Can Recover for Your Weatherford Bus Accident Injuries

Texas personal injury law allows accident victims to recover compensation for the full extent of losses they suffered because of another party’s negligence. Depending on the circumstances, compensation can include money for:

  • Medical expenses, including emergency treatment and ongoing care
  • Lost wages for time you missed from work while recovering or seeking medical treatment
  • Future loss of earnings for loss of income, wages, or earning capacity
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Property damage, including damages to your vehicle and other personal property damaged or destroyed in the accident 
  • Non-economic damages for physical pain and suffering, mental or emotional pain or anguish, loss of consortium, physical impairment, disfigurement, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of companionship and society, and injury to reputation

Our accident lawyers can compile evidence of all of your losses to show the insurance company what a fair settlement looks like.  

Why Do Bus Accidents Happen So Often?

With over 15,000 bus accidents occurring in 2022, many people wonder why bus accidents happen so often. While every case is unique, common reasons for bus accidents include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driver fatigue
  • Inexperience
  • Overcorrections
  • Impaired driving
  • Inadequate training
  • Inadequate maintenance
  • Product defects

Bus accidents can be complicated, and many parties may be responsible for them. Stephens Law can investigate whether the bus driver, government entity, manufacturer, other motorist, mechanic, or some other party was responsible for the accident and your losses. 

Statute of Limitations To File a Bus Accident Lawsuit in Texas

In Weatherford, Texas, you have a limited time to file a personal injury case related to a bus accident. Under the state’s statute of limitations, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you miss this deadline, you can miss out on your chance to recover compensation through the court. 

However, the case can become even more complicated if your claim is against a government entity, you must file a notice of claim within six months of the accident date under the Texas Tort Claims Act

This does not give you a lot of time to prepare and negotiate your claim, which is where an experienced personal injury lawyer can come in. You can protect your rights by contacting Stephens Law today.

Call Stephens Law for a Free Consultation With an Experienced Weatherford Bus Accident Attorney

Do you need the help of a Weatherford bus accident lawyer? Were you injured in a bus involving a private transportation company or government entity? If so, reach out to Stephens Law for immediate and compassionate legal assistance. 

We offer a free case review, and you won’t have to pay us any attorney’s fees unless and until we recover compensation on your behalf. Call us today to get started with a free case review.