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Dallas Bus Accident Lawyer
DART, or Dallas Area Rapid Transit, operates 652 buses serving 13 cities over an area of more than 700 square miles. Every year, DART buses complete more than 30 million trips, carrying passengers between almost 12,000 bus stations scattered throughout the Dallas metro area. While most DART bus rides are completed safely, serious accidents can occur when bus drivers are tired, distracted, intoxicated, or careless. Accidents can injure or kill bus passengers, bicyclists, pedestrians, and other motorists who are sharing the roads with DART buses.
If you or one of your family members was hit by a DART bus while walking or riding their bike, or if you were injured while riding on a DART bus in Dallas, your family could be entitled to compensation for the resulting income losses, medical bills, and pain and suffering caused by the crash. Backed by more than 20 years of experience representing the victims of bus crashes in Dallas and the surrounding metro area, the knowledgeable Dallas DART bus injury lawyers of Queenan Law are here to help you exercise your rights as an accident victim and fight for maximum compensation. Call today at (817) 476-1797.
Filing a Lawsuit for a DART Bus Accident in Dallas, TX
A serious injury has many negative consequences. First, the victim is forced to cope with agonizing pain and mental anguish, which may persist for many years after the accident. Then, they are burdened with huge medical bills, which in some cases threaten to drive the victim and their family deep into debt. On top of that, the injuries prevent the victim from working, which means financial resources become limited at the very time they are most needed.
If you were not responsible for the accident which injured you, you should not be responsible for picking up the pieces, either. If the accident was caused by a DART bus driver’s negligence, or failure to exercise due care, he or she could be liable for your losses and expenses, including expenses you are expected to incur in the future, such as anticipated surgeries or lost earning capacity.
Our Texas bus injury attorneys will probe the tiniest detail of the accident in a tireless effort to prove that the DART driver was at fault for causing your accident. Pieces of evidence and sources of crash information such as eyewitness testimony, accident reports, camera footage, and medical records can all be used to help strengthen and build a compelling case.
Some common ways that bus drivers are negligent and cause avoidable DART accidents to happen include:
- Braking too hard and too suddenly, which can cause slip and fall accidents onboard the vehicle.
- Making illegal traffic maneuvers.
- Not stopping at stop signs or pedestrian crosswalks.
- Operating a DART bus under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
- Running red lights.
- Texting or playing with smartphone apps while driving the bus.
Common Injuries Suffered in City Bus Crashes
Even inside of a vehicle with safety features like seatbelts and airbags, bus crash victims can sustain disabling or deadly injuries. For pedestrians and bicyclists, who are not protected by anything, impact with a bus is almost certain to result in catastrophic injuries or fatal injuries, such as:
- Back Injuries
- Bone Fractures
- Crush Injuries
- Cuts and Lacerations
- Dislocated Joints
- Facial Injuries
- Head Injuries
- Road Rash/Skin Abrasion
- Scarring and Disfigurement
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Wrongful Death
Contact Our Dallas Bus Crash Attorneys for a Free Case Evaluation
When you are recovering from a serious injury, all you want to do is focus on recuperating and getting better, not engage in a battle with an insurance company. Let our skilled and experienced Dallas bus accident injury attorneys fight on your behalf, so that you can simply get the rest you need. Our Texas personal injury law firm has earned a reputation for our aggressive, hard-hitting settlement negotiation tactics, because we handle every claim with only one goal in mind: obtaining the best outcome possible for the client. We are ready to go to court on your behalf if litigation becomes necessary. We will evaluate every legal option to determine what sort of strategy serves your best interests.
If you were hit by a DART bus in Dallas, you deserve to get answers for what happened. Depending on the cause of the crash, you may be able to recover compensation to help ease the hardships resulting from your injuries. To talk about whether you might have a claim in a free and confidential case evaluation, call the Dallas bus crash lawyers of Queenan Law at (817) 476-1797 right away. We handle cases throughout the Dallas metropolitan area.