Who is Responsible if I’m Injured in a DART Bus?

In Personal Injury by radmin

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The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (or DART) system is utilized by an estimated quarter of a million people every single day. While the majority of DART trips are uneventful, accidents do happen and these buses crash from time to time. In most cases, the accidents and injuries are minor, but sometimes they result in catastrophic damages. Unfortunately, DART riders are at risk for injury or worse on a far too regular basis. If you or a loved one has been involved in a DART bus crash, either as a passenger, pedestrian, or other motorist, we encourage you to contact a personal injury attorney from Rad Law Firm. We have years of experience representing DART bus crash victims and are prepared to do the same for you today.

It is important to note there is a deadline when it comes to filing a claim against DART and the city of Dallas. If you do not submit a claim or follow the proper procedures for filing this type of claim, your chances of recovering damages may go out the window. With this, we often field the question of who is responsible for a DART accident. The answer? It depends. After a DART bus accident, who is considered at-fault can vary. Sometimes, the accident is the fault of a single individual, whereas in other circumstances multiple people or entities is to blame.

Determining Fault in a DART Bus Accident

 Determining fault in a DART bus accident can be somewhat complicated, depending on the nature of the accident. First and foremost, it is important to look at what caused the accident. DART bus accidents can happen for a wide range of reasons, including the following:

  • Inclement weather
  • Faulty equipment
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Failure to take care of bus maintenance needs
  • Negligence on the part of the driver of another vehicle
  • Lack of sleep
  • Speed
  • Inadequate training
  • Lack of supervision

These are just a few of the top causes of DART bus accidents. While some of the DART bus crashes are true accidents, many others happen as the result of negligent or distracted driving, either on the part of the DART bus driver or another driver. It is also important to note that more than one party can be held responsible for a DART bus accident. Due to the complicated nature of these types of accidents, we recommend contacting Rad Law Firm right away and retaining the services of an experienced Dallas personal injury lawyer. We have helped countless DART bus accident victims fight for their rights and obtain compensation for their injuries, and we can do the same for you. To learn more about what steps to take following this type of accident, please contact Rad Law Firm today and schedule a free consultation. We will get to the bottom of who is responsible for your accident and injuries and take it from there.