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You Deserve Fair Compensation…
Regardless of Your Citizenship or Documentation

Bus accidents occur when buses collide with other vehicles, pedestrians, or stationary objects, often resulting in injuries or even fatalities. These can occur due to various factors, including driver negligence, poor road conditions, vehicle defects, or inclement weather. Victims of bus accidents may suffer from injuries such as whiplash, broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, or spinal cord injuries, leading to long-term physical, emotional, and financial hardships.

At Paxton Law Firm, we believe that all individuals, regardless of their citizenship status or documentation, deserve fair compensation for their injuries. We understand that misinformation and fear of legal repercussions may prevent some individuals from seeking the compensation they rightfully deserve. However, everyone has the right to pursue legal action and seek justice for the harm they have suffered. Our compassionate legal team is dedicated to guiding and supporting all victims of bus accidents, ensuring they receive the advocacy and representation they need to secure the compensation they are entitled to.

Beware of Insurance Companies After Bus Accidents… Even When They Sound Caring or Friendly

After a bus accident, you will probably receive a call from an insurance adjuster representing the bus company or another involved party. While their initial tone may sound caring or friendly, you must proceed with caution or avoid talking to them without an attorney. Insurance adjusters are trained to minimize payouts, often by eliciting statements or actions that could harm your claim. During these conversations, adjusters may ask seemingly innocent questions designed to devalue your claim, such as requesting a recorded statement or seeking access to your medical records.

They may also pressure you into accepting a quick settlement, hoping to resolve the case for far less than it’s worth. At Paxton Law Firm, we advise clients to refrain from speaking with insurance adjusters without legal representation. We’re here to protect your rights, negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, and ensure you receive the fair compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.

Steps to Take Immediately After Bus Accidents:

  • Ensure everyone’s safety and seek medical attention for any injuries.
  • Call emergency services and report the accident to law enforcement.
  • Document the scene by taking photos or videos of the accident, including damage to vehicles and any visible injuries.
  • Collect contact information from witnesses, including names, phone numbers, and addresses.
  • Refrain from admitting fault or discussing the accident with others at the scene.
  • Obtain the bus driver’s name, contact information, and insurance details.
  • Keep all medical records, bills, and other documentation related to the accident.
  • Notify your insurance company of the accident, but avoid providing detailed statements until consulting with a lawyer.
  • Contact a reputable personal injury attorney at Paxton Law Firm for legal guidance and representation.

Common Reasons for Bus Accidents:

  • Driver fatigue or drowsiness
  • Distracted driving (e.g., texting, talking on the phone)
  • Speeding or reckless driving
  • Poor weather conditions (e.g., rain, fog)
  • Inadequate bus maintenance or mechanical failures
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Improper lane changes or illegal maneuvers
  • Intoxicated driving (e.g., alcohol, drugs)
  • Inexperienced or poorly trained drivers
  • Negligence on the part of other motorists

Bus Accidents FAQs

Who can be held liable for a bus accident?

Liability for a bus accident may vary depending on the circumstances of the case. Potentially liable parties may include the bus driver, the bus company, other motorists, government entities responsible for road maintenance, or manufacturers of defective bus parts. Determining liability requires a thorough investigation of the accident, and an experienced attorney at Paxton Law Firm can help identify all potentially responsible parties.

What types of compensation can I recover in a bus accident case?

Victims of bus accidents may be entitled to various types of compensation, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, property damage, and future medical care. The specific damages recoverable in your case will depend on the nature and extent of your injuries, as well as other factors unique to your situation.

How long do I have to file a bus accident claim in Texas?

In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including bus accidents, is generally two years from the date of the accident. However, there may be exceptions to this deadline depending on the circumstances of the case. It’s crucial to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible to ensure your claim is filed within the applicable time frame.

Lady Justice Is Blind…
but We Help Her See the Truth

Paxton Law Firm is committed to providing personalized, compassionate, and relentless advocacy for every client we represent. We don’t just settle for quick solutions – we fight for fair compensation that reflects the true value of your injuries and losses. Mr. Paxton has sworn an oath to help Lady Justice see the truth, and we uphold that oath — schedule a consultation today to make your voice heard and protect your rights.

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