Handling Accidents Caused By Unqualified Bus Drivers
Most bus companies hire properly trained and tested drivers. However, there are drivers out there who are not qualified for their jobs. When these drivers get behind the wheel, they take the lives of their passengers in their hands. If an accident occurs because of their lack of experience or improper training, they and the company that hired them should be held accountable.
Board-Certified Personal Injury Lawyers Going To Bat For You
At the Houston law firm of B. L. Jensen, L.P., we handle all types of bus accident claims. Our attorneys will personally guide you through the claim process.
Brian Jensen is an experienced Houston lawyer handling accidents related to bus driver qualifications. He has nearly four decades of legal experience and has been a board-certified personal injury attorney since 1982.
Bus drivers are required to hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and have the proper training regarding the operation and maintenance of the vehicles they drive. If bus companies fail to properly train their drivers or if they do not confirm that they hold a valid CDL, they can be held liable for their driver’s behavior.
In addition, drivers are supposed to be trained on the standards of bus operation laid out by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). If drivers fail to follow these laws, they can cause serious or catastrophic accidents.
Our legal team will thoroughly investigate the cause of your bus accident, looking for indications of an unqualified driver. Issues we may investigate include:
- Driving history of the driver
- Validity of the driver’s CDL
- Training processes of the bus company
- Pre-trip inspection logs
- Bus maintenance logs
We will use the evidence we find to show fault on the part of the bus driver and the bus company. We will work with medical experts to prove the short- and long-term damage you have suffered due to the accident and will present all of this to the bus company’s insurance carrier. If the insurance carrier is unwilling to compensate you fully for your injuries, Mr. Jensen is an accomplished trial lawyer and will take your case before a judge and jury.
Contact A Texas Bus Company Negligence Lawyer For Your Free Initial Consultation
Call the law firm of B. L. Jensen, L.P., at or toll free at 832-460-3366, or send an email to schedule a time to come in and talk about your bus accident. Home and hospital visits can be arranged if you are unable to come to the office. Three convenient locations are available to serve you.
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