Allen Bus Accident Lawyer

Buses, whether used for commuting, going to school, attending social activities or other purposes, offer a convenient and cost-effective way to travel. And when you rely on buses for transportation, you should feel safe on your journey. Unfortunately, bus accidents occur more frequently than you think and because of the size and weight of the buses, and the number of passengers, the consequences of a crash can be disastrous. However, an Allen bus accident lawyer could help.

When you or your loved one is injured in a bus accident, you should not be the one to pay for your losses. A dedicated attorney could help you hold the responsible party accountable for the damages so you can focus on the road to recovery. En Español.

Common Causes of Bus Accidents

A variety of factors can contribute to a bus crash with another vehicle, motorcyclist or pedestrian. However, some of the most common causes include inadequate driver training, driver distraction, driving while impaired, improper maintenance, driver fatigue, traffic violations such as speeding, and weather.

A seasoned Allen bus accident lawyer could help a plaintiff identify the appropriate party, which could include the driver, bus company or another vehicle owner, municipality, or manufacturer, to determine if negligence was involved. However, it is important to note that, if the responsible party was a school bus or school, they are immune from lawsuits and cannot be held liable.

Establishing Negligence After a Crashes

When a bus crash occurs, passengers on the bus as well as non-riders in other vehicles or on the ground can suffer severe injuries ranging from cuts and lacerations to broken bones and spinal cord injuries. If a defendant’s negligence caused the accident, a plaintiff could bring a claim to hold them liable. To prove negligence, a plaintiff must show four things:

  • The defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiff
  • The defendant breached their duty either through their actions or inaction
  • The defendant’s breach caused the plaintiff to suffer an injury
  • The plaintiff incurred damages as a result of their injury

If a plaintiff was also partially at fault for the accident that resulted in their injuries, they can still recover damages under Texas’ comparative fault law as long as they are not 51 percent or more responsible. Under the law, the amount of damages a plaintiff can recover will be reduced by the percentage of their own negligence.

Damages for Allen Collisions

Plaintiffs who file a claim for a bus accident can seek relief in the form of compensatory damages. Compensatory damages are designed to make someone whole or put them in the same position they were before the accident occurred. Available damages include both economic and noneconomic:

  • Economic: Compensation for medical bills, lost wages and loss of earning capacity
  • Noneconomic: Compensation for pain and suffering, disfigurement and loss of enjoyment of life

Let an Allen Bus Accident Attorney Help

A bus accident claim can be complex. A knowledgeable Allen bus accident lawyer with significant experience in these types of cases can help identify the responsible party, assess your damages, and see the claim through to the end. Call today to discuss your situation.

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The McCraw Law Group
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nicole haynes
nicole haynes
05:42 16 Mar 20
I seeked the McCraw law group after a bad experience. As lawyers would do they lied to get the case. After my car was... totaled with my kids car sat in the pound for a month and a half until I took matters into my own hands. I also was told by Vanessa she had too much work to focus on my case. After we waited to move on the adjusters beat I took matters in my own hands. I was told a certain amount by her supervisor but received less but they received the 10k as in the contact plus’s 300.Also in the process we lost our pip after the settlement was received and they declined to commit to pursue my out of state insurance. I would say run !!!!!! Don’t think twice! They’re horrible! I was asked to handle the hospital bills with care! They’re very nice! You need lawyers to handle your case like you wouldn’t. In my case I handled them. I didn’t receive my complete compensation after my children and I suffered so much hardship and pain. They didn’t care. Horrible beside manors but was extremely nice to the adjusters. RUN!!!!read more
Mary Thompson
Mary Thompson
20:51 25 Feb 20
From the very first meeting with the McCraw Law Group we were treated with respect and care. They were so helpful is... trying to speed things up. We all know that when you have a lawsuit against some one there will be problems. This group of lawyers were very attentive and knew how to get what we needed. I will call them again if anything comes up that I need a more
Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor
19:46 12 Feb 20
McCraw Law Group is an exceptional firm and I could not ask for more than what I received with their services. All of... their staff, from the clerks to the attorneys, were extremely helpful and caring and constantly asked me if I needed anything or if I had any questions or concerns. If you need to have someone on your side and trust them to have your best interests in mind, I would place that trust in The McCraw Law Group.Would I recommend them to my friends and family? I would without a doubt.Would I like to have them on the other side of a courtroom and going against them? Absolutely Not.To the staff that handled my case, I greatly appreciate all of your work and the result speaks for itself. Thank you!read more
Justin Hansen
Justin Hansen
12:29 07 Feb 20
The staff at the McCraw law group are second to none. They are intelligent and hard working people that will do their... best to make sure you are set to recover physically, emotionally, and financially from any injury. Thank you so much!!read more
Zane Allen
Zane Allen
04:39 18 Dec 19
I was in an accident in March and had injuries resulting from the crash. Obviously my first call was to a doctor to get... checked out but was told I was going to need physical therapy. My second call was to the McCraw Law Group. They took care of all of the grunt work so that all I had to focus on was getting better. They were very communicative about the process, and better yet, they were incredibly responsive to any emails, calls, and questions. I was very appreciative and thankful for all of their hard work. They are a great group of people to work with when you’re needing the more
Elisa Dean
Elisa Dean
15:38 16 Dec 19
I recommend The Mccraw Law Group to anyone who is hurt in an accident.My experience has been wonderful. They do the... best they can to get the most from the insurance company. My communications have been with Vanessa, Suzanne and Jason.Jason is very special to me. He understood my needs and was very caring and the sweetest attorney I have ever met. He was honest and did everything he could to bring my case to a conclusion.Vanessa and Suzanne are very sweet and are there to help every step of the more
Fernando Salas
Fernando Salas
19:07 10 Dec 19
First time needing a lawyer. Everything went extremely smooth and quick. Mr. McCraw went to my house after my car wreck... and I knew at that point that I was in good hands. Everyone who works there are so nice and will answer any questions or concerns you have. Thank you guys for all of your more
Adelyn Braswell
Adelyn Braswell
17:02 10 Dec 19
When me and my family recently got hit by a drunk driver. They helped us with everything we needed. We had so many... questions and didn’t hesitate to answer. It was our first time with any lawyer so they made everything so easy for us, and got it all done so quick. They did everything in their power to get us all the money we deserved. They were all so friendly and I would recommend them to more
Courtney Brooks
Courtney Brooks
16:12 12 Sep 19
I had a wonderful experience from beginning to end with the McCraw Law Group. My case was accepted and I was kept up to... date on how it was proceeding, and when it came to a settlement, we got more than expected. Everyone was very kind, the court proceedings went smoothly and I was extremely satisfied. I will definitely use them again if anything else more
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