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El Paso, Texas and New Mexico Bus Crash Lawyer

Midland bus wreck attorney

Attorney for Public Transportation Injuries in Texas and New Mexico

Public transportation can provide many benefits, and buses and other forms of mass transit allow many people to travel throughout cities or different regions of the country in a cost-effective manner. However, due to the large size of buses and the limited protection provided to their passengers, crashes involving these vehicles often result in serious injuries. 

If you or a member of your family have been injured in a collision involving a bus, you may not know where to turn for help. At James Kennedy, P.L.L.C., we can provide you with the legal representation you need in these cases, and we will work to identify the liable parties and hold them responsible for your damages. We are a tough, family-focused law firm, and we are prepared to fight to make sure you are fully compensated for the harm that was done to you.

Bus and Public Transportation Accidents

In El Paso, public transportation is provided by Sun Metro, which operates buses throughout the city, as well as the Sun Metro Brio Rapid Transit System and streetcars and trolleys which operate in the uptown and downtown areas. When drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians share the road with these large vehicles, collisions are bound to occur, and bus wrecks are likely to cause severe injuries.

As with other car wrecks or truck wrecks, people injured in bus crashes can pursue compensation from the negligent party or parties who were at fault for the collision. However, personal injury claims can become more complex in cases involving public transportation. Since Sun Metro is owned by the City of El Paso, specific procedures under Texas law for pursuing a claim against a municipality must be followed. In addition, the time limits for filing a claim are much shorter; in most cases, claims must be filed within six months of the injury, as opposed to two years in other personal injury cases.

At James Kennedy, P.L.L.C., we can help you understand your options for pursuing compensation for injuries which occurred in public transportation accidents in El Paso. We also assist with collisions and injuries involving:

  • EZ-Rider buses operating in Odessa and Midland, TX
  • RoadRUNNER Transit buses in Las Cruces, NM
  • Hobbs Express buses in Hobbs, NM
  • School buses
  • Charter buses
  • Greyhound buses
  • Tour buses
  • Shuttle buses

Causes of Bus Wrecks and Public Transportation Injuries

When a bus collides with another vehicle, the driver or passengers of that vehicle are likely to be seriously injured. Pedestrians or bicyclists who are struck by a bus are also likely to suffer serious harm or wrongful death. In addition, passengers riding on buses may be injured in a collision. Bus collisions may occur because of:

Contact an El Paso, Texas and New Mexico Bus Accident Attorney

Bus crashes can result in devastating injuries, and victims should understand their options for pursuing compensation from those who were responsible. At James Kennedy, P.L.L.C., we can help you recover the damages you have experienced, including medical expenses, lost income resulting from missed work, and physical and emotional pain and suffering.

Attorney James Kennedy is Board Certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has more than a quarter century of legal experience, including taking cases to trial every year that he has been practicing. He is prepared to fight for you to receive the compensation you deserve, including advocating aggressively on your behalf in court. To set up a free consultation, contact us at 915-544-5200. We assist with public transportation injuries in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, including El Paso, Midland, Odessa, Las Cruces, Carlsbad, and the Permian Basin. Se Habla Español.

6216 Gateway Blvd. East, El Paso, TX 79905

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