Bus Companies Evade Safety

Whether a quick run to the grocery store or an extended trip out of town, buses provide a convenient and cost-efficient method of travel for many U.S. citizens. Though traveling by bus has many benefits, your safety may be at risk when boarding buses whose companies have failed to maintain them. Many bus companies evade safety by ignoring state and national regulations. The attorneys at Carabin & Shaw are dedicated to representing victims of bus accidents in San Antonio and surrounding areas. We are a recognized firm that has represented the injured since 1992 and protecting those injured or killed due to unsafe bus accidents. If you or a loved one has been involved in a collision while riding a bus, contact our lawyers for an honest, no-cost consultation at 1.800.862.1260.

Bus drivers must follow posted traffic laws, observe the weather, and be aware of aggressive drivers and other distractions. If a driver is not obeying any of the aforementioned issues, they are putting your safety at risk and the results can be devastating. The types of bus accidents we handle include, but are not limited to: city buses, school buses, shuttle buses, tour buses, special event buses, and 15 person passenger vans. If you have additional questions about the variety of bus accidents and injuries that can occur, visit this page.

A 2009 study revealed that many passenger bus lines and tractor-trailer or 18 wheeler companies that had been ordered out of service due to federal safety violations have stayed on the road by “reincarnating,” or use a different company names. The violations leading to the out-of-service order ranged from suspended licenses to possible drug use. The lawyers at Carabin & Shaw want to ensure you and your loved ones safety on San Antonio roads and highways. If you have suffered from a bus accident, our San Antonio bus crash lawyer can assist you with getting the justice you deserve.

Several U.S. bus companies evade safety by putting their customers and workers at risk. As recent as 2013, U.S. Transportation officials shut down 52 bus companies and 340 vehicles. These companies were shut down due to violations such as overworked drivers, failure to maintain buses adequately, and inadequate drug and alcohol tests. Three bus companies were from Texas, including Autobuses LLC, Hotel Mexicano, and Agape Tours Inc. Carabin & Shaw’s experienced attorneys are knowledgeable and skilled when it comes to cases such as these and will fight to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

In 2008, one of the nation’s deadliest bus crashes took place in Texas. Seventeen people were killed when an unlicensed charter bus carrying a religious group blew a retreaded tire installed on a steering axle. Using recapped tires on the wheels used for steering is a violation of federal regulations. This accident spawned the study, conducted by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), of the roughly 220 commercial bus companies that had been fined and ordered shut down in 2007 and 2008 by federal regulators. At least 20 companies evaded compliance by “reincarnating,” including the bus operator in the Texas crash. Many bus companies prioritize profit over the safety and wellbeing of their customers. Do not let similar bus companies evade safety in San Antonio. Our lawyers can help represent you or loved ones are injured or killed in a bus accident.

The results of bus accidents can be life threatening. Some of these injuries include: burns, severed limbs, broken bones, and head injuries. Depending on the type of bus and certain regulations, bus accident cases can have a variety of outcomes. Do not let San Antonio bus companies put your life on the line. The safety of you and your loved ones should always be put first by bus companies. Our lawyers can assist you with navigating bus accident cases. Carabin & Shaw is passionate about helping clients with their bus accident questions and cases.

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