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Bus Accident Attorney in Dallas-Fort Worth

The longer you wait to pursue a bus accident claim, the weaker your claim becomes. Remember, it’s not only whether you win or lose, but how much compensation you win. You almost certainly need a lawyer, especially if you are claiming against the government.

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Brooks & Radchenko is no ordinary law firm. Ms. Radchenko served as the President of the New York State Trial Lawyer Association. She has been named a Super Lawyer, an honor awarded to only a small percentage of lawyers, on five different occasions. Mr. Brooks enjoys a long record of success at trial, and he knows his way around a courtroom.

A Dallas bus accident attorney can help you navigate your way through the maze that the Texas personal injury compensation system represents. We can help you deal with the insurance company, negotiate a settlement, draft a settlement agreement, and collect the money if necessary. We serve clients throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area.

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Causes of Bus Accidents in DFW Metropolitan Area

Statistically, riding a bus is a relatively safe means of transportation. Only a small percentage of bus trips result in injury accidents. That still adds up to thousands of injury accidents a year, however. Government-operated buses make up less than 50% of these accidents. Bus accidents occur for a variety of different reasons, including:

  • The bus driver or another motorist was driving while intoxicated;
  • The driver fell asleep at the wheel or made a driving error caused by fatigue;
  • Distracted driving, especially texting while driving;
  • Tire blowouts;
  • Tailgating;
  • Speeding, especially downhill;
  • Driving too fast around a curve;
  • Mechanical failures caused by defective bus parts;
  • Poor vehicle maintenance;
  • Overcrowded buses, especially when standing passengers block the driver’s rear-view mirror;
  • Poor weight distribution (passengers all seated on the left side of the bus, for example);
  • Poor visibility, often caused by adverse weather conditions;

This is only a partial list of causes of bus accidents.

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Common Bus Accident Injuries in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area

Given the inherent fragility of the human body, a full list of all possible bus accident injuries is virtually impossible to compose. Following is an abbreviated list of the most common injuries.

  • Whiplash;
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI);
  • Spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis;
  • Bone fractures;
  • Muscle and tendon sprains, strains and tears;
  • Burn injuries;
  • Cuts;
  • Internal injuries;
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD);

Many of the foregoing conditions can result in the death of the victim. Even PTSD can result in suicide. A wrongful death claim differs from a personal injury claim in many important ways.

Contact Our Bus Accident Lawyers in Dallas-Fort Worth Today!

If you suffered an injury in a bus accident, you are going to need a Dallas bus accident lawyer to maximize the value of your claim. Contact Brooks & Radchenko immediately by calling 903-818-8681 or by contacting us online.

Who Is Liable for Bus Accidents in Texas?

If you pursue a bus accident claim in Texas, it is important that you claim against the appropriate defendant. “Appropriate” in this case means a defendant with the financial resources to pay your claim. Possible defendants include:

  • The bus driver;
  • The bus company, especially if the driver was an employee of the bus company (rather than an independent contractor);
  • A government agency that employed the bus driver;
  • Another motorist who caused the accident;
  • A school district (in case of a school bus accident);
  • The bus manufacturer;
  • The manufacturer of a defective bus component;
  • An alcohol vendor who sold the bus driver alcohol (under certain circumstances);

Depending on the circumstances there might be other possible defendants as well. You can sue more than one defendant at the same time. Even if the defendant lacks financial resources, their insurance company might bear liability.

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Compensation in a Bus Accident Claim in Dallas Metro Area

When you suffer any kind of personal injury for which someone else is liable, you can claim compensation for all of your losses, both physical and psychological. Some of these losses include:

  • Medical bills (hospital bills, ambulance bills, doctor’s bills, etc.)
  • Medication;
  • Rehabilitation;
  • Future medical bills;
  • Lost income;
  • Loss of future earning capacity;
  • Pain and suffering caused by physical injury;
  • Mental anguish;
  • Loss of quality of life;
  • Disfigurement;

Other damages are possible as well. Under unusual circumstances, you can add punitive damages to the foregoing list of damages. If someone died in the accident, a personal injury claim becomes a wrongful death claim, and an entirely new set of compensation guidelines applies

Our Professional DFW Bus Accident Lawyer

Halina Radchenko

Halina Radchenko

After graduating from St.Mary’s University School of Law in 2007, Halina went to work at the Law Office of Richard Wright and then decided to open The Radchenko Law Firm. Having dedicated her career to the practice of personal injury, she has extensive trial experience representing victims who have been involved in all types of accidents: motor vehicle, slip and fall, truck incidents, and municipal suits. Halina is currently of counsel to Hach & Rose, PLLC., president of the New York State Trial Association.

Why Choose Brooks & Radchenko As Your Bus Accident Law Firm in Texas?

If you need a bus accident lawyer in Dallas, Texas, Brooks & Radchenko are probably your best option, for several reasons:

Experience
We have won hundreds of cases, and we have accumulated decades of combined practice experience.
Recongnition
Our peers have showered us with awards and acclaim, such as the “Super Lawyers” award;
Attention
We protect our clients. We know how to handle government bureaucracies and stingy insurance companies.

Our Successful Cases

Following are examples of some of our recent results:

$925,000.00
Male client involved in a car accident as a pedestrian at a worksite. The motor vehicle rolled over his foot causing a crushed foot injury. As a result, client had to undergo a surgical procedure wherein they placed hardware into his foot. He had two surgeries to his knee and removal of the hardware from his foot. We were able to obtain a settlement in the amount of $925,000.00
$835,000.00
Client was injured as a result of a car accident. Liability was difficult on the case as both our client and the defendant stated that they had a green light at the intersection. There were no witnesses and no camera footage to prove who really had the green light. She sustained back injuries requiring her to undergo two surgeries to her back. We were able to obtain a settlement in the amount of $835,000.00
$300,000.00
Plaintiff was involved in a car accident and had disc bulges and herniations. He ended up having over 1 year of physical therapy and chiropractic treatment. This is a very difficult case in the state of New York because you have to prove that the injured party sustained a “serious injury” under the New York City threshold law. We were able to obtain a $300,000.00 verdict on this case.

Client Testimonials

Walter R.

5.0

Car Accident

I can’t speak highly enough of Brooks & Radchenko. They explained everything to me with utmost clarity and simplicity, and they were available whenever I needed them. Ultimately, I got the result I had been hoping for. If you need a car accident lawyer in Dallas, TX, I can’t think of a better choice.

Wanda G.

5.0

Car Accident

My brother was injured in a car accident caused by an uninsured drunk driver with no financial resources. Brooks & Radchenko filed a claim against the nightclub that sold the driver alcohol, and we ended up with a generous settlement. If you’re looking for a Dallas, Texas car accident attorney, Brooks & Radchenko is the way to go.

Sally R.

5.0

Car Accident

The lawyers at Brooks & Radchenko were always available to answer my questions and address my concerns. I was laid up in the hospital most of the time, and they took care of everything for me. I can’t say enough for them.My husband was killed in a car accident caused by an on-duty delivery driver. They sued the driver’s employer and I ended up walking aways with a generous settlement. All of this took place in just a few weeks. Their compassion and professionalism made me feel like a part of their family during a very difficult time.

Get Your Bus Accident Case Review Today!

Contact Brooks & Radchenko at 903-818-8681, or simply contact us online for a free initial case review.

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Areas We Serve

  • Mesquite

  • Sherman

  • Dallas / Fort Worth Area

  • Denton

  • Denison

  • Rockwall

  • McKinney

  • San Antonio

  • Houston

  • McAllen

  • Frisco

  • Plano

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long do I have to file a bus accident suit in Dallas, TX?

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    Technically, you have two years from the date of the accident. Many buses are government-owned, however. If you are suing the state or local government, you must notify (not sue) the defendant within six months of the accident. If you miss either of these deadlines, a judge could throw your claim out of court.

  • Should I take a bus accident settlement offer in DFW?

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    It is extremely unlikely that a first offer will amount to anything near what your claim is actually worth. Your best bet is to hire a lawyer to investigate the value of your claim, and then negotiate a settlement over a period of weeks or months. It’s OK to let your lawyer negotiate for you, because only you can approve a settlement offer. Your lawyer cannot approve a settlement offer without your permission.

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