No child or adult should have to fear for their own safety when riding a bus or sharing the road with a bus or other large commercial vehicle.
San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) October 05, 2014
Commenting on a recent Houston Chronicle article about a school bus accident involving a reportedly unregistered bus, San Antonio bus accident attorney Jorge Herrera said truck and bus companies are required to register with the state to be on the road.
Herrera, a bus accident lawyer in San Antonio since 1983 and attorney with the Herrera Law Firm, Inc., based his comments on an article published August 26, “School bus company involved in crash not registered with state.”
The article reported that more than a dozen middle school students were injured in the crash. The driver told police a mechanical failure was to blame, according to the Chronicle. The bus registration was revoked in 2009 because it was not insured, according to the Chronicle.
Herrera said the accident serves as a reminder for all private truck and bus companies to follow the law and properly maintain their fleet of vehicles.
“No child or adult should have to fear for their own safety when riding a bus or sharing the road with a bus or other large commercial vehicle,” Herrera said. “While it is fortunate there was no loss of life, this accident did result in injuries, according to the article. Any accident can create a lot of fear and anxiety in addition to physical injuries. The students’ parents also must be going through an extremely tough time. While this accident is under investigation, it’s important to understand that all bus companies are required to register with the state, insure their vehicles and take all necessary steps to address mechanical defects and other safety issues.”
According to the Houston Chronicle, the bus company was transporting 22 students to a middle school south of Houston when, according to the driver, a mechanical defect caused the crash, sending over a dozen students to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The privately owned bus company was reportedly hired by parents and not affiliated with the school district.
Officials from the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles said the operators for the private bus company had not reapplied for registration since being revoked in 2009. While the company was last insured in 2012, the Houston Chronicle reports that an identification number on the bus was tied to a different bus company that was also unregistered and unauthorized to operate in Texas.
“In any type of accident that happens through no fault of your own, you need to take steps to make sure your rights are protected if you are injured,” Herrera said. “Attorneys can help protect the rights of the injured and help people pursue compensation and closure for their losses.”
About The Herrera Law Firm
Founded in 1983, The Herrera Law Firm has successfully represented thousands of individuals and families who have been dealt catastrophic blows due to personal injuries from nursing home abuse and neglect, oil field accidents, car accidents, tractor-trailer truck accidents, construction accidents, workplace injuries, dangerous drugs and defective medical device injuries. The law firm’s mission is to rectify the wrongs committed against its clients so that they can regain their dignity, rebuild their lives, and reclaim financial stability.
The Herrera Law Firm is located at 111 Soledad St, Suite 1900, San Antonio, TX 78205. If you or a loved one was injured, or you lost a loved one in an accident and need legal help, call (210) 224-1054 or visit http://www.herreralaw.com.