Greyhound is one of the most widely-used intercity bus services in the United States, and millions of passengers ride Greyhound buses every year. Unfortunately, Greyhound buses have also been involved in hundreds of accidents over the past decade, resulting in many fatalities and serious injuries. Any Mesquite residents who have been in an accident involving one of Greyhound’s buses should contact the Mesquite personal injury attorneys at Fielding Law in Texas to discuss their legal options.
Greyhound bus accidents have occurred for a variety of reasons. Defective parts can lead to malfunctions in transit that cause accidents. Poorly trained drivers may make serious errors, or the Greyhound bus company may have failed to properly vet a driver before allowing him or her to take over a bus route. Many Greyhound buses cover long routes, and driver fatigue may also contribute to accidents.
Greyhound offers transportation to the public as a paid service, and so falls under common carrier laws. Common carriers have higher duties of care on the road than other drivers because they offer transportation as a professional service. Generally, a common carrier is liable for any injuries and damages that occur due to the actions of their employees or failures of their vehicles and/or equipment.
The average person with no legal experience will likely not have the resources, energy, or time to handle a Greyhound bus accident lawsuit without legal representation. Hiring a bus accident attorney not only increases the chance of succeeding with the lawsuit, but also increases the chance of securing more compensation than a plaintiff could secure alone. Many Greyhound bus accidents will lead to insurance claims, and most plaintiffs lack the personal experience properly dealing with insurance companies in such cases. Hiring an attorney allows a plaintiff to instead focus on recovery while the attorney handles insurance companies and litigation.
A Greyhound bus can cause devastating damage. The plaintiff in a Greyhound bus accident case can secure various types of compensation.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries or other damages in a Greyhound bus accident in Mesquite, contact Fielding Law today to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys. Once we know the details of your claim, we can help you understand the types of compensation you could receive from a successful lawsuit.