If you or one of your family members was hit by a Metro ArlingtonExpress (MAX) bus while walking or riding their bike, or if you were injured while riding on a Metro ArlingtonExpress (MAX) bus, 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 Metro ArlingtonExpress (MAX) bus injury lawyers of Queenan Law are here to help you exercise your rights as an accident victim and fight for maximum compensation.
Public Transportation in Arlington
Arlington was once called the biggest town without a public transportation system, however, that has changed quite a bit. Thanks to Metro ArlingtonExpress (MAX) residents, tourists, and students alike can travel around the Arlington area and can even explore further out to Fort Worth or Dallas. The Max has the following stops in Arlington for riders to get on and off:
- College Park
- 405 S. Center Street Arlington, TX 76010
- Collins and Andrews (East Side of Street – A.M. route)
- 1301 N Collins St. Arlington, TX 76011
- Collins and Andrews (West Side of Street – P.M. route)
- 1212 N Collins St. Arlington, TX 76011
- 14470 Statler Boulevard Fort Worth, Texas 76155
Bus Accidents and Injuries
Using the bus systems here in Arlington can be very convenient for residents, tourists, and even students as they travel from place to place. However, it is important to remember that these vehicles are large and cumbersome with drivers behind the wheel who often work long hours and do not get adequate rest. While there has been a national decline in the number of fatal bus accidents, accidents involving busses typically result in significant property damage as well as personal injuries. One of the biggest contributors to bus accidents across the country including here in Arlington, is because of driver fatigue which has been equated by some authorities as similar to driving while under the influence of alcohol. Some of the other common causes of bus accidents include:
- Bus company negligence
- Road rage or driving aggressively
- Drivers not checking their blind spots
- Bad weather
- Alcohol and drug abuse
- Too much time on the road
- Making Left Turns
Every accident is unique and not always centered on one cause, but often accidents are the result of a combination of the above reasons. However, no matter the cause of the accident, when you have been injured as a result of another driver’s negligence you deserve compensation for your injuries.
Contact an Arlington, Texas Bus Accident Attorney of Queenan Law
Buses may be a regular part of your day you may ride them on a daily basis, or you may simply be sharing the road with them. Because they are so common many people forget not only their size but also their weight. Simple physics will tell you the larger an object is and the faster it is traveling the more force and impact there will be in the event of an accident. That being said two-axle buses that can be as long as forty feet can weigh anywhere between 20,000 to 30,000 pounds. This type of bus is the most common type of bus employed by busing companies and transit systems in the country. On the other hand, the average compact car weighs on average close to three thousand pounds. Even larger passenger vehicles such as compact trucks and SUV’s still only weigh a fraction of a bus with many popular vehicle models topping out at around 3,500 pounds. Given the overly simplistic physics explanation, it is easy to see that an accident with a bus even at a low speed can result in pretty serious injuries and property damage. Some of the most common injuries that we have seen from bus accidents include:
- Crushing Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Muscle Sprains
- Internal Injuries
- Burns or Lacerations
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Now consider that on some of the highways that our buses are operating on have speed limits upwards of sixty miles an hour, it is easy to see that an accident with a bus can be devastating and even fatal.
If one of your family members was hit by a city bus in Arlington, or if you sustained a passenger injury while riding on a MAX Bus, call the knowledgeable accident lawyers of Queenan Law at (817) 476-1797 to set up a free case evaluation. We proudly serve residents of the DFW Metroplex and Greater Houston, including Plano, Garland, Irving, Mesquite, Frisco, Baytown, Conroe, Sugar Land, and The Woodlands.