Dallas Accident Attorney For Bus Accidents
Anyone in North Texas who has been injured in a bus accident needs a Dallas accident attorney experienced in resolving commercial transportation cases. Bus travel is an important part of the operations of most large cities. Many residents use public transportation to get to and from work or other activities. Most city schools use busses for field trips and in some locations to pick up and bring children to school. In many instances, organizations such as school bands, school sports teams, and community groups charter busses to take them from one place to another.
When a person steps onto a commercial bus, they are literally putting their well being into the hands of the driver and the company responsible for operating and maintaining the bus. In that sense, bus travel is a little like commercial airline travel. One important difference, however, is that bus drivers have a lot less training that a commercial airline pilot. Another is that commercial bus operations are not subject to the strict maintenance requirements of airlines.
In Texas, bus drivers carrying passengers must have a Commercial Drivers License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety. If the driver will be carrying passengers from one state to another, the license requirements are a little bit different, but no more stringent. The Texas DPS also provides some oversight of bus operations and safety.
In addition to state regulation, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which is a unit within the Department of Transportation, provides federal oversight of commercial bus companies. That organization also provides safety and operational guidance to large trucking companies.
No one likes to think about it, but bus accidents do happen. Whether it is a charter bus crash on the interstate, a metro bus not clearing a train track, or a school bus crash on a city street. When such crashes happen, only an experienced Dallas Accident Attorney will know how to navigate the myriad of local, state and federal laws and regulations that may be involved.
Every Dallas accident attorney at Braden, Varner & Angelley, PC has the knowledge, experience and skill to successfully handle bus accident cases. Contact us to see how we can help.