Frisco Bus Accident Lawyer

The two main components of a personal injury bus accident case are liability and damages. The liability portion of the case goes to fault, or responsibility, for the accident. In most bus accident cases, bus companies and their insurers try to limit their liability exposure to the greatest extent possible.

In order to recover compensation for damages in a Frisco bus accident case, an injured driver or bus passenger must be able to demonstrate that the bus driver, the owner of the bus, or another motor vehicle driver was responsible for the accident because of their own negligence. A Frisco bus accident lawyer could help you with the elements of your personal injury claim. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you review the extent of your damages and help determine liability.

Proving a Bus Driver’s Negligence

To successfully prove negligence against the driver, the injured party and their Frisco bus accident lawyer must prove that the driver breached a duty of care for their passengers and other drivers on the road. They must also show that this breach resulted in certain injuries and damages. In other words, the injuries and damages suffered must causally relate back to the accident itself.

If the bus driver engaged in distracted driving or drove in a careless, reckless, or negligent manner under the circumstances, their behavior may be considered a breach of their duty of care, and therefore qualify as negligent.

However, if instead the bus driver was driving carefully and did nothing wrong, the plaintiff in a bus accident case must then be able to prove that another motor vehicle driver negligently collided with the bus on which the injured passenger was riding.

Understanding the Role of the Bus Company

In addition to the bus driver or other motor vehicle driver, the injured bus passenger could name the bus company——as a defendant in any claim or lawsuit that is filed. The bus company could be held vicariously liable for the bus driver’s negligence, and may also be held accountable for some or all of the resulting injuries and damages. In order for the bus company to be deemed vicariously liable in a bus accident case, two key conditions must be met:

  • The bus driver must have been employed by the bus company at the time of the bus accident
  • The bus driver must have been acting within the scope of their employment (i.e. been on the job) at the time of the accident

Frisco bus accident lawyers know that passengers can allege that the company or school board was negligent in hiring, retaining, or supervising the bus driver. This option can be especially useful in cases where the bus driver had a prior history of accidents, moving violations, or civil traffic infractions.

Proving that a City, County, or Municipality was Negligent

If the bus accident occurred on a city, county, or municipal bus, the injured passenger could name one or more of those entities as defendants in a claim or lawsuit that is filed with the court. The basis for such a claim or lawsuit would be similar to a negligence claim raised against a bus company but has limited liability as to the amount of damages as prescribed by the Texas Tort Claims Act.

Speaking With a Frisco Bus Accident Lawyer

Reviewing your bus accident case and proving fault and damages can be difficult to manage on your own. Insurance agents representing bus companies are generally not on your side and tend to vigorously defend bus accident cases.

For these reasons and many more, a qualified attorney who will fight for your right to recover monetary compensation could level the playing field in your case. A Frisco bus accident lawyer can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf, or take your case to trial if a favorable resolution cannot be reached.

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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 inside.my 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 lawyer.read 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 help.read 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 way.read 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 help.read 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 anyone.read 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 arises.read more
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