An airport shuttle at the Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas was involved in an accident Sunday, September 8, 2019. The accident occurred near Lee Road and Clayton Boulevard, near the airport. According to information released by the Houston fire department, an SUV carrying five passengers ran a stop sign, t-boning the airport shuttle. Both the shuttle and the SUV flipped many times. At least six people had to be transported to local hospitals by paramedics – all victims are expected to survive their injuries.
Airport shuttles are available to travelers for convenience; travelers who park their cars and get on these shuttles for convenience never expect that they will suffer an accident. However, all vehicles on the road can be involved in accidents at any time. As seen in the example above, the airport shuttle for the Bush Intercontinental Airport was involved in the accident through no fault of the shuttle driver – it was a reckless driver that ran a stop sign that caused the accident.
Although we never expect to be involved in an accident while we are using any airport services available to us, accidents are always possible – and we must be aware of our rights in the case of being involved in an accident. If you were involved in an accident while you were traveling in an airport shuttle bus, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
If you are in need of legal assistance, contact the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group as soon as possible. Our lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with all the information that you need to take action against the party or entity liable for the harm that you suffered. At Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers have many years of experience handling many different types of claims and ensuring that our clients recover the compensation to which they are rightfully entitled. If you would like to allow our experts to handle your claim and represent your best interests, do not hesitate to contact our law firm immediately.
Possible Injuries Sustained in Vehicular Accidents
In any sort of accident involving autos or shuttle buses, for example, the parties involved are expected to suffer at least some sort of injuries. Some of the common injuries associated with accidents include the following: head injuries; traumatic brain injuries; cranial injuries; facial injuries; neck injuries; shoulder injuries; spinal injuries; back injuries; pelvic injuries; hip injuries; knee injuries; fractures; sprains and strains; muscle injuries; nerve injuries; ligament injuries; lacerations. Although it is possible for injuries to be mild enough to simply represent a small inconvenience, the injuries suffered in an accident could be so severe that victims are left dealing with the aftermath of their injuries for the rest of their lives. In fact, some injuries can be fatal. Regardless of the specific type of harm that you or a member of your family suffered, you might have grounds to pursue a claim.
Understanding Liability in Accidents
Before you can pursue a claim, you must have a thorough understanding of liability regarding your accident. In the incident above, in which the airport shuttle bus was t-boned by an SUV that ran through a stop sign, liability is clear – the driver of the SUV is liable. This means that all injured parties could pursue a claim against the driver of the SUV (or the driver’s insurance company). However, liability is not always as straightforward as it is in the example above. Liability can be complex, especially when multiple parties are involved.
Depending on the details of the accident, some of the following parties could face liability:
- The driver of the vehicle that caused the accident (such as the SUV driver mentioned above)
- The driver of the airport shuttle bus vehicle
- The airport shuttle bus company (for hiring unqualified drivers, failing to train drivers, failing to repair their vehicles, etc.)
- The airport (for using a shuttle bus company that has a history of incidents, for example)
- The manufacturer of the shuttle buses (for product defects)
- The city (for failing to address hazards on the road)
Regardless of the specific details surrounding your accident, it is possible to establish liability for the harm that you suffered. In many cases, multiple parties share liability. For more information about liability in airport shuttle accidents, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
You Have the Right to Sue
Your right to sue is based on the fact that a party or entity owed you a duty of care. The party or entity breached the duty of care towards you and caused an incident, which directly resulted in harm. Whenever a breach of duty results in the harm suffered, the parties (or entities) that breached their duty of care towards the injured party could be held accountable. If the harm that you suffered was a direct result of a breach of duty and the negligent or reckless actions or a party/entity, victims and their families could pursue legal action – and fight for the right to recover compensation.
If you would like to learn more about your right to sue after an accident in an airport shuttle bus, do not hesitate to contact our experts as soon as possible – our lawyers will provide you with all the information that you need to pursue your claim.
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Could I Recover Compensation?
Although every claim is different, some of the compensation that could be available for recovery includes the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial costs
- Punitive damages
How much compensation could you be eligible to recover? What type of compensation could you receive? Both the type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to receive always depends on the specific details of your claim. If you would like to learn more about the type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to recover for the harm that you or your family suffered, do not hesitate to seek the expertise of the accident lawyers at Downtown L.A. Law Group. Our attorneys are ready to help you understand the value of your claim and fight for your right to recover the maximum compensation available – contact us today.
Accident Claims are Subject to Deadlines
If you or a member of your family suffered any type of harm in an accident (and you are considering the possibility of pursuing a claim), you must be familiar with the statute of limitations that applies to your claim. All claims are subject to strict deadlines that determine the specific length of time that claimants have to file their claims. When claims are not filed on time, claimants lose their right to sue – and their right to recover any type of compensation.
In California, injury claims are generally subjected to a two-year statute of limitations, which allows victims to pursue claims within a two-year period. However, exceptions to the deadline could apply, resulting in a shorter or tolled deadline. Because claims are time-sensitive and a failure to file on time could result in losing the right to sue, the parties interested in filing a claim should always discuss the applicable deadlines with a lawyer. If you would like to learn more about the statute of limitations that applies to your claim, do not hesitate to contact us immediately.
Downtown L.A. Law Group – We are Ready to Help You
After being involved in an accident that harmed your or a member of your family, it is important that you do a number of things, such as the following: take photos of all injuries; take photos of the scene of the accident; gather contact information and insurance information of all parties involved in the accident; collect witness information; file an accident report; contact insurance companies; seek medical attention. However, one of the most important things that you should do includes seeking legal assistance.
If you are in need of legal assistance after being involved in an airport shuttle bus accident, do not hesitate to contact the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group. We have the experience necessary to successfully handle your claim and help you recover the compensation that you deserve. When you contact our firm, you will find that we offer free legal services, including free consultations and free second opinions. Our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions, address all your concerns, and provide you with all the information that you need to either begin or continue your claim (after starting it with another firm). Our free legal services are available through our Zero- Fee guarantee which ensures that you will never pay upfront legal fees. Our contingency structure also ensures that our clients are only responsible for legal fees after reaching a successful claim outcome; all fees will be taken from the recovered compensation to ensure that our clients never have to pay anything out of pocket. If you do not win, you will not be required to pay us anything. If yo are ready to discuss our claim with our experts, do not hesitate to contact our firm today.