Bus Accidents Happen More Often Than You Think

Bus AccidentsIt’s no secret that driving can be dangerous—for many commuters, it may seem as though not a day goes by without seeing the aftermath of at least one car accident on the way to or from work. This can be especially true in busy areas such as Lewisville, where the sheer volume of traffic increases the odds of collisions.

Concerned For Your Safety?

If you’re concerned for your safety and the integrity of your property, you might consider mass transit to be the solution. But simply handing over the driving duty to someone else isn’t a guarantee of safety. In fact, bus accidents and other mass-transit issues may be much more common than you think. The Law Offices of Todd R. Durham focus on wrongful death and personal injury actions, so if you’ve been involved in a car or bus collision, call the firm right away.

While you might think that the large size of buses means that the possibility of injury is reduced when an accident occurs, but that is simply not the case. In fact, a bus accident in the Lewisville area in early April claimed the lives of two and sent nearly 50 others to the hospital. The tragedy occurred when a charter bus transporting a group of senior citizens to an Oklahoma casino overturned.

Indeed, bus crashes in which the vehicles flip or roll are not uncommon, as the larger size and higher center of gravity makes buses less stable than cars that are smaller and lower to the ground. Additionally, such accidents can be particularly dangerous because the large glass windows of the bus may shatter, spreading debris in every direction.

But driver error isn’t always the only, or direct, cause of accidents involving buses and large charter vehicles. In some cases, a transportation company may fail to keep up with maintenance on its vehicles, threatening the safety of passengers and others on the road. This can lead to unpredictable performance on the road and potential accidents even with careful drivers.

If you or someone you love has been involved in an auto accident of any kind, you need the best Lewisville auto accident attorney available. The experienced team at the Todd R. Durham Law Firm can help; call 214-222-4000 for more information.