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Bus and Train Accidents | What to Know
While mass transits are not as common as car accidents, they do occur and can be severe. Busses and trains are a big part of our day to day lives, so it is important to know what to do in the event that an accident occurs. Read on to learn more about bus and train accidents in Texas.
Causes of Bus Accidents
Bus accidents can occur for any number of reasons. For example, inclement weather, poor road conditions, and mechanical failure can all cause accidents. But, the most common causes of accidents are due to driver negligence.
- Texting and driving
- Operating the bus while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Navigating directions while driving
- Failing to take large blind spots into account
- Negligently changing lanes
- Negligently discharging passengers
- Abrupt stops and starts
- Operating the bus while drowsy or fatigued
- Ignoring all other rules and regulations of the road
Causes of Train Accidents
Although train accidents happen less frequently than bus accidents do, they can be very dangerous and result in life-threatening injuries. Trains are generally protected from the burdens of sharing the roadways with other vehicles. What makes train accidents so devastating is that they are often the fault of a negligent train operator or faulty mechanics. When train operators speed, they can have a hard time bringing the vehicle to a stop before an accident occurs. Train derailments are also common and can be quite dangerous.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
If you wish to take legal action, you will need to file your claim within a certain amount of time. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for a personal injury claim in Texas is two years. This means that if you fail to file within two years of the accident, you will likely lose your opportunity to recover compensation.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a bus or train accident in Texas, contact our firm today to speak with a dedicated personal injury attorney. We want to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
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No matter your circumstances, if you have been injured in a car accident in Texas, you need not suffer alone–our firm is here to help you through every step of the legal process so that you can focus solely on what matters most: healing, so you can live a happy, productive life for years to come. If you are ready to move forward with your personal injury claim, all you have to do is reach out to The Law Offices of Steve Brannan today and we will begin the claims process.