Bus Accidents Traveling to and From Mexico and USA
Every day, thousands of individuals use buses to travel to and from Mexico and the United States, with many bus lines departing from San Antonio. Individual states are responsible for enforcing federal safety laws for buses that cross state lines, but it is difficult for these agencies to keep up with so many buses. Since these safety laws are not always strictly enforced, accidents occur with these buses far too frequently.
There are many different touring companies that provide connecting service between the United States and Mexico. Some of the most common bus companies used for this type of travel include:
- Omni Bus Mexicano
- Omni VIP
- Omni De Mexico
- Tornado Bus Company
- Valley Transit Bus Line
- Greyhound Bus Line
- Turimex Internacional
- Americanos USA
- Tornado Bus Company
- Los Garcia Bus Company
There are many factors that can contribute to bus accidents. Buses are much larger vehicles compared with those of personal commuters, and as such, they are much more difficult to maneuver and have larger blind spots. And when bus accidents do occur, they are generally far more serious than automobile accidents involving smaller vehicles.
Due to their high centers of gravity, buses are more prone to tipping or rolling over than other types of vehicles. Furthermore, bus manufacturers and operators are generally not required to outfit their vehicles with safety restraints such as seatbelts and airbags. Therefore, when buses collide with other vehicles, passengers often sustain serious, sometimes even fatal, injuries.Litigation and Liability Issues Involved in Bus Accidents Traveling to and from Mexico and the USA
To further complicate things, the transit companies that operate these busses are frequently hard to litigate because of the number of possible liable parties that can be involved. In bus accident cases, liability can be split among multiple different parties, including:
- Negligent bus drivers
- Other negligent drivers
- Bus or equipment manufacturers
- Bus management companies
- Any other liable parties
In order to keep up with the high travel demands for buses to and from Mexico, sometimes buses are not properly maintained by those responsible; in other cases, drivers are not properly trained by the company. Bus drivers, especially those traveling long distances, are also frequently required to work long shifts, which inevitably results in driver fatigue induced crashes. Finally, since these buses travel across state lines – and national borders – they can result in complicated legal cases in the aftermath of a crash.
If you’ve been involved in a bus accident, it’s crucial to choose a lawyer who understands the nuances of these complex cases. For bus accident victims, choosing the right personal injury attorney can be the difference between obtaining a strong settlement and receiving nothing at all.Why Choose Carabin & Shaw?
At Carabin & Shaw, our experienced San Antonio attorneys are prepared to help you if you’ve been in a bus accident traveling to and from Mexico and the USA. With over 25 years of experience in handling bus accident cases, we are confident that we can help you build a strong case in the aftermath of your accident. Our dedicated attorneys serving San Antonio want to help you hold negligent parties accountable for your pain and suffering, obtain justice, and receive the maximum financial compensation for your injuries and losses.
If you have been injured, or if you have lost a loved one as a result of a bus accident, call our San Antonio bus accident lawyers today so we can discuss your options. We offer free consultations, so you have nothing to lose by giving our attorneys a call.
For more information, visit our general information page on bus accidents or contact our San Antonio office at 210.222.2288 or toll-free at 1.800.862.1260.