One female high school student was injured in a school bus accident. According to Houston Independent School District officials, the accident occurred Monday morning on the westbound lanes of Texas 225 near Goodyear. At the time of the accident, there were two students aboard the school bus. The students were en route to Reagan High School. One of the students was taken to an area hospital after complaining of possible injuries. Though it appears that the bus accident set off a chain of car and truck accidents, the cause of the accident remains under investigation.
When someone enters a bus, it is inherent to believe that the driver is properly trained and licensed to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. It is also common to expect that the bus be properly maintained and operational. However, negligence is often the root of bus accidents. The negligence may be on the part of the driver, the bus owner, or even the manufacturer. Any of the aforementioned parties can be held responsible for injuries of their bus passengers.
Every year thousands of individuals are injured in bus accidents. Unlike other vehicles, buses can be predominantly hazardous in accidents due to their size and lack of safety features. Unlike owners of vehicles involved in car or truck accidents, nationwide companies such as Megagus or Greyhound have been known to spend large amounts of money fighting lawsuits brought on by people injured on their buses. This same money could be better spent by these companies by investing in safety measures to mitigate injuries and, in turn, avoid lawsuits altogether.
If you have been injured in a bus accident and have questions, call a knowledgeable Houston personal injury attorney at 713-454-7875.
– Article By Richard Weaver