MegaBus Accident Lawyers
If you live in San Antonio, there’s a good chance you’ve seen one of Megabus’ blue buses driving past you on the highway. Maybe you’ve even ridden one. Known for its double-decker buses and incredibly cheap fares (as low as $1 per ride), Megabuses can be found at cities all across the country. But increasingly, passengers are thinking twice before choosing to ride these budget buses as more and more stories emerge of Megabus horror stories, including several high-profile disasters.
The company’s troubles have been widely documented for many years. In August 2012, two separate Megabus crashes caused two fatalities. Ever since then, Megabus has been involved in at least 22 crashes in the United States.
Megabus is a part of the larger low-cost curbside bus industry that has been growing rapidly in the United States. And although the cheap fares might seem enticing, budget bus safety statistics should give you pause. Unlike traditional bus lines, curbside budget buses have incredibly high accident rates across the board. The National Transportation Safety Board found that curbside buses had a fatality rate seven times higher than that of traditional bus lines. If you have suffered from a Megabus accident, it is vital to contact a skilled Megabus accident lawyer at Carabin Shaw today.
In one high-profile Megabus disaster, a bus caught fire and then exploded. In another accident, a Megabus headed to Chicago hit a concrete pillar, causing a tire blowout and one fatality. In the worst accident, a Megabus slammed into a bridge in upstate New York, killing four passengers. But despite all of these crashes, Megabus has somehow managed to maintain a “Satisfactory Rating” from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Customers have taken notice of the company’s questionable track record, and a quick Google search reveals the extent of Megabus customers’ dissatisfaction. Scores of former Megabus riders have taken to the Internet to air their grievances in the form of one-star reviews, formal complaints, or social media updates. There are even entire Twitter accounts dedicated to cataloging the company’s crashes and customer service failures, including @MegabusCrashes and @MegabusFail.
If you’ve been involved in a Megabus accident in San Antonio or in the San Antonio area, our Megabus accident lawyers can help you build your case so that you can receive compensation for any injuries you’ve endured.
If your Megabus accident was caused by a tire blowout, several companies may be held liable for your injuries or damages:
- The manufacturer of the tire
- The manufacturer of the bus (Megabus is owned by Van Hool, a Belgium company)
- Any other company involved in the maintenance of the bus tires
In many cases, corporate documents need to be obtained in order to determine if additional companies that own the aforementioned companies can be sued – and our Megabus accident lawyers know how to obtain this crucial documentation. Our attorneys will work diligently to find every possible liable party so that victims and their families are fully compensated for any and all injuries they’ve endured.
Our attorneys are currently accepting accident cases involving Megabus that occurred in Texas, originated in Texas, or concluded in Texas. If your Megabus accident did not occur within the state of Texas, we are willing and able to assist you in locating an experienced attorney in your state.
If you or a loved one has been involved has been injured in Texas while on a Megabus, call Carabin Shaw’s dedicated team of San Antonio Megabus accident attorneys at 800-862-1260 to receive a free consultation with one of our lawyers. Our knowledgeable attorneys in San Antonio have years of experience in handling all types of commercial bus accident cases, and we want to help you get the best possible compensation. For more information on bus accidents, call our attorneys or chat with us online.