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Who's Responsible For DART Bus Crash Injuries?

On average, more than a quarter of a million people utilize the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system every day. Although the vast majority of these riders arrive at their destinations safely, these buses can crash – when they do, serious injuries are often the result.

Hurt in the Dallas, Irving, or the surrounding areas? Call our firm today for your free case evaluation.

Who Is At Fault?

Like any other Dallas auto accident, DART bus accidents can be caused by a wide variety of factors. Some of these crashes truly are accidents, but many others are the result of negligent or reckless driving, either on the part of the bus driver or another driver.

Oftentimes, more than one party may be at fault for the crash. When this happens you do have the right to seek financial compensation from all liable parties, which can include DART, other drivers, and even the manufacturer of a faulty bus component.

Governmental Immunity

Although the government owns these DART buses, you typically are not allowed to sue them as they are protected under Governmental Immunity. However, the Texas Tort Claims Act creates an exception to this rule if the accident was caused by a negligent DART driver, and you were physically injured. This also applies for any other government employee driving within the scope of their employment, such as a school bus driver.

The government typically fights against injury claims, and will generally attempt to claim sovereign immunity. This is one of many reasons why it is so crucial to retain a skilled Dallas bus accident lawyer who can help you build a strong case for fair compensation.

Other Drivers

If the DART accident was caused by the negligence of a driver who was not a government employee, you may pursue a claim against this liable party and their insurance company. This will follow the same process as any other auto accident claim or lawsuit, and an experienced Dallas auto accident attorney is an invaluable resource when seeking compensation.

Hold negligent drivers accountable for the injuries they cause. Call our firm today at (888) 811-9747.

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