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Law Office of Steve Brannan March 31, 2021

Though many people throughout Texas, and especially in our more urban areas, rely on mass transit to get them from place to place, the truth is, busses and trains are not always safe. If you are someone who has been injured in a bus or train accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of any damages you have sustained. Please read on and reach out to our experienced Texas public transportation attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the legal process going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What Are the Most Common Causes of Bus Accidents?

Though bus accidents are not entirely uncommon, they do occur far less frequently than other auto accidents. However, when they happen, passengers are oftentimes seriously injured. Some of the most common causes of bus accidents are as follows:

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol

  • Failing to acknowledge large blind spots

  • Texting while driving

  • Ignoring traffic lights and signs

  • Driving while fatigued

  • Failing to ensure safety equipment is aboard at all times (i.e. fire extinguishers)

  • Carelessly discharging passengers

How Do Train Accidents Happen?

Train accidents, on the other hand, are even rarer than bus accidents, however, they are among the most fearsome, as well as gruesome. Some of the most common causes of train accidents are as follows:

  • Mechanical failures

  • Loose screws and bolts in tracks

  • Operating the train while under the influence

  • Misaligned tracks

  • Inattentive train conductors

  • Stopped cars on the track

  • Derailments

How Do I Recover Compensation After a Mass Transit Accident?

To recover financial compensation, you will first have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. This is not always easy, which is why you should always retain the legal assistance of an experienced attorney. To prove your personal injury claim, our firm will tirelessly work to obtain security camera footage of the accident, medical documentation detailing the extent of your injuries, police reports filed at the scene of the accident, witness testimony verifying your claim, and more. Our firm has helped injured people just like you for years, which is why we know we can do the same for you. Do not delay. The sooner you get in touch with our firm, the better.

Contact Our Experienced Texas Firm

If you have been injured in an accident at the hands of a negligent party, you need a knowledgeable, skilled attorney on your side. At The Law Offices of Steve Brannan, we understand how crucial this point in your life is. Fortunately, our firm has the tools needed to win the compensation you deserve. Contact our firm today. We are here to help.