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Houston Bus Accident Lawyer

1 Riverway Suite 2325
Houston, Texas 77056
(832) 835-0000


If you are hit by a bus or in a bus that was involved in an accident, you could suffer injuries that stay with you for months or years. Therefore, you may need to consult with a Houston bus accident attorney who has your best interests in mind. The initial consultation is free, and you don't have to pay for expert witnesses or any other costs incurred until after your case is settled.


Your Legal Fees Could Be Part of a Settlement

It is possible that your legal fees may be a separate line item in any settlement that you are given. Therefore, you can pay for medical expenses, take care of providing for your children or otherwise enjoy your money without worrying about devoting some or all of those proceeds to paying your attorney. In some cases, your court costs may also be included in your settlement, which means that you get full benefit of your financial award without having to worry about the quality of legal counsel and due process that you receive.


A Houston Bus Accident Lawyer Knows How to Win Your Case

Your Houston bus accident attorney is going to know how to prove that you were the victim in your case. Most importantly, legal counsel will prove that negligence on behalf of the bus driver or the manufacturer of the bus was the reason why the crash occurred in the first place.

The bus driver could be at fault if you were walking in a crosswalk and the bus didn't stop or otherwise try to avoid you. The driver could also be at fault if he or she was tired, impaired or otherwise distracted at the time of the accident. If the driver wasn't properly licensed to drive the vehicle, that would be negligence on behalf of his or her employer.

Negligence on behalf of the manufacturer would occur if the bus was manufactured with a known defect. This could include coming with lights that didn't work or with brakes that didn't properly fit the bus or were somehow defective. Even if the manufacturer didn't intend to hurt anyone, it is still responsible for what it sends out to the public.


What If You Are Partially Responsible for the Accident?

In some cases, you can expect that the bus driver or other responsible party is going to claim that you were fully or partially responsible for the crash occurring. The other side may claim that you were walking in a crosswalk when you didn't have permission to do so or that you were the one who distracted the driver prior to the accident occurring.

Under Texas law, you are entitled to partial damages assuming that you aren't found to be 51 percent or more responsible for the accident. You may be declared partially responsible for the accident either because you admitted as much as part of a settlement or because a jury has decided that you bear some responsibility.

If this happens, you will receive a proportional amount of any damages that you could have been entitled to. For example, if you were entitled to $200,000, you would receive $100,000 if you were deemed to be 50 percent responsible. It is possible that multiple parties will be found to share responsibility with you. In such a scenario, you receive your money first and the other parties decide among themselves who gets reimbursed.


What Types of Compensation Am I Entitled To?

In the event that you miss work because of your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for your lost wages. Lost future earnings may be available if you are unable to return to work or return to work in a similar position. You may also be allowed to collect for future medical expenses such as the cost of medication or the cost of renovating your home to make it easier to live in.


What Types of Evidence Will a Houston Bus Accident Attorney Use?

A Houston bus accident attorney will use multiple types of evidence to help prove your case. For instance, witness statements may be collected or physical evidence from the scene will be reviewed or sent to experts for further examination. The goal is to either convince a jury that you deserve compensation or to add leverage to obtain a quick settlement.

If you are looking for quality representation after your bus accident, contact The Doan Law Firm at 1 Riverway, Suite 2325 Houston, Texas 77056. You can also give us a call at (832) 835-0000 to learn more about how we can help and to start the legal process in a timely manner.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.

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