What You Need to Know About Bus Accidents in Texas

Most people throughout the state of Texas believe that buses are safe, reliable means of transportation. While this is oftentimes the case, unfortunately, buses can quickly become unsafe when negligence is involved. If you were injured in a bus accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation, as these accidents are seldom the fault of passengers. Read on and speak with our seasoned Houston personal injury attorneys to learn more about bus accidents and how our firm can help if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I know about bus accidents?

Bus accidents are more common than you may think. Unfortunately, most of these accidents are preventable, and people are senselessly injured as a result of them. These accidents are generally attributed either to negligence on the part of the bus driver or another motorist. Some of the most frequent causes of bus accidents in Texas include driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol, failing to account for large blind spots, failing to wait until all passengers are seated before driving, texting while driving, carelessly discharging passengers, speeding, and more. If you were injured due to negligence, you must hire an experienced attorney who can work to uncover all evidence to prove your personal injury claim, including police reports, eyewitness statements, medical documents, pictures of the accident, surveillance footage of the accident, and more.

How long will I have to file a Notice of Claim in Texas?

In most cases, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is two years, which means that if you have been injured in an accident due to no fault of your own, you will have to file your personal injury claim within two years of the date of the accident. That being said, this is not the case when someone is injured either on property owned by a government entity or in an accident involving a government entity, such as a public bus. If you were injured in a bus accident, you will have to file a Notice of Claim within six months of the date of your accident. As you can see, time is of the essence, and it is your duty to speak with our knowledgeable Texas personal injury attorneys as soon as you can so we can get started building your case.


We understand how challenging various legal matters can be, which is why we have dedicated ourselves to helping clients in Texas through a wide array of legal matters, including personal injury law and criminal defense. If you have sustained a serious injury or are facing criminal charges, contact the Gonzalez Law Group today to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the legal process ahead.