Charter buses are used by many groups and organizations in Texas for excursions to events. These buses are a good way for a large group to travel together and can be very comfortable. In general, charter buses are a very safe way to travel, but there are always exceptions. When an accident does occur on a charter bus trip, not only does it ruin the fun trip, but passengers may be left with a number of injuries and expenses.
In 2011, there were 28 deaths and eight crashes involving charter buses nationwide, which was a very large number for the industry. Those accidents resulted in a new law that outlines safety regulations that are expected to be met by the industry. In the law, the federal agencies outlined some major concerns that have contributed to charter bus fatalities over a 10 year period. Those include driver fatigue, the condition of the vehicle, and the driver’s medical condition.
When a passenger is injured in a charter bus accident, there could be several parties responsible for the injuries, including the charter bus company, the bus driver, any other drivers, as well as the company responsible for manufacturing any defective equipment that led to the accident.
Most cases involving charter buses are very complex, and need experienced attorneys that understand the industry’s laws and regulations. If you have been injured in a charter bus accident in Houston, call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. Call us today to learn more or visit our firm on our YouTube channel.