Bus drivers have the same obligations as all other motorists to provide protection to other people that they may encounter while on the road. This includes protecting other drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and people inside the buses themselves.
Unfortunately, failures on the part of bus drivers to provide this protection can result in catastrophic injuries or fatal accidents. Even if the bus never comes in direct contact with another vehicle, running up on a curb or hitting a light pole can result in harsh injuries for passengers inside the bus.
A Houston bus accident lawyer could help victims protect their legal rights in the event they were involved in a traffic accident due to a negligent bus driver. A hardworking attorney can fight on your behalf to bring the fair compensation needed to set things right. Call now to schedule an initial free consultation.
When is a Bus Driver Liable for an Injury?
Safe driving is a combination of following the rules of the road and attentive operation. As a result, bus crashes are usually the result of failing to perform one of these duties.
A vehicle accident may result from a bus driver if they are:
- Failing to yield
- Not checking blind spots before changing lanes
- Ignoring stop signs or red lights
- Texting while behind the wheel
- Driving while tired
- Failure to drive cautiously in inclement weather or poor road conditions
- Driving under the influence of alcohol
- Reckless driving