Houston Bus Accident Attorneys
At Potts Law Firm, our dedicated team of bus accident attorneys is here to provide you with exceptional legal representation and guide you through the complexities of bus accident cases. If you or a loved one has been involved in a bus accident, it is crucial to understand your rights and seek professional legal help.
Call (713) 348-9638 today to learn more about your options.
On This Page:
- Types of Bus Accidents
- Factors Contributing to Bus Accidents
- Bus Accident Liability
- Common Bus Accident Injuries
- Damages in Bus Accident Lawsuits
- Will My Bus Accident Case Go To Trial?
Types of Bus Accidents
Bus accidents can take various forms, including:
- School bus accidents
- Public transit accidents
- Charter bus accidents
- Tour bus accidents
Each type of accident presents unique challenges, and our bus accident lawyers have extensive knowledge and expertise in handling all types of bus accident cases.
Factors Contributing to Bus Accidents
Bus accidents often involve multiple factors, including:
- The negligence of the bus driver
- The negligence of other drivers on the road
- Inadequate training or supervision of the driver
- Poor road conditions
- Faulty bus equipment
Our skilled bus accident attorneys will thoroughly investigate the accident to determine all contributing factors and hold the responsible parties accountable.
Bus Accident Liability
Determining liability in bus accidents can be complex due to the involvement of various parties, such as the bus driver, bus company, maintenance contractors, government entities, or other drivers.
Our dedicated legal team will conduct a comprehensive investigation into the bus accident to gather crucial evidence, including:
- Accident reports
- Witness statements
- Surveillance footage
- Bus maintenance records
- Driver logs
Thorough investigations are vital when it comes to building a strong case. We will assess the circumstances surrounding your case, identify the responsible parties, and build a strong legal strategy to establish liability.
Common Bus Accident Injuries
Bus accidents can result in severe injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal injuries
- Emotional trauma
Our compassionate bus accident attorneys understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll these injuries can have on your life. We will work tirelessly to help you pursue the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
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In bus accident lawsuits, victims may be entitled to various types of damages, including:
- Economic damages: Medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage
- Non-economic damages: Pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life
Our attorneys will evaluate the full extent of your damages and fight vigorously to secure the maximum compensation available under the law.
Transvaginal Mesh Settlements Over $1 Billion
The Potts Law Firm and its joint venture partners have been successful in resolving over $1 billion in transvaginal mesh settlements. Derek H. Potts was one of a handful of plaintiffs’ lawyers from around the country who spearheaded the establishment of what would become the largest medical device MDL consolidations in history.
Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch $184 Million
Derek H. Potts was a member of the Kugel Mesh MDL Plaintiffs Steering Committee which was instrumental in obtaining a $184,000,000 global settlement for several thousand persons who had received the Kugel Mesh hernia patch.
ERISA Class Action Settlement $36 Million
Potts Law Firm served as class counsel in the ERISA class action, Diebold, et al. v. Northern Trust Investments, N.A. et al., 09-Civ-1934 (Diebold), in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois where the Court approved a collective settlement of $36 million dollars for class representatives resulting in millions of dollars returned to investors.
Paraplegic Minor $12 Million
Derek H. Potts and Timothy L. Sifers obtained a $12,100,000 verdict against Lisa Gard, M.D. for medical malpractice involving a minor. The jury found the Salina emergency room doctor to be negligent in her assessment of the minor upon presentation in the emergency room, failing to timely diagnose a rare spinal condition. The case was one of the largest verdicts in history in the State of Kansas.
Fraud Against Lender $10.7 Million
Potts Law Firm represented a United States Bankruptcy Trustee. The case stemmed from the massive bankruptcy of Royce Homes, one of the largest homebuilders in the country. Micah and Chris represented the bankruptcy Trustee against a multitude of defendants, including the chief Lender, for claims related to the homebuilder’s downfall and the fraudulent transfer of assets from the rightful owners, the creditors.
Birth Injury $4.6 Million
Derek H. Potts and Samuel Cullan were members of the plaintiff's trial team which obtained a $4,600,000 verdict for a minor delivered at Bethany Medical Center. Ariana Wilburn, the minor, suffered a spinal cord presentation after being born in the breech position.
Hypoxic-Ischemic Birth Injury $3.5 Million
Potts Law Firm secured a $3,500,000 settlement for a single mother whose infant suffered severe brain damage while being delivered in a New Mexico hospital. The mother, having no previous pregnancy or medical issues, began laboring and immediately went to a hospital. Despite the clear signs of fetal distress and hypoxia (lack of oxygen), the doctor and nurse did not order an emergency cesarean section.
Fraudulent Transfers $2.42 Million
Potts Law Firm represented a Bankruptcy Trustee, resulting in a combined $2.42 million being recovered for creditors of ATP Oil & Gas Company. The claims related to fraudulent transfers of overriding royalty interests in oil & gas properties made by ATP in a failed attempt to liquidate the assets of the company.
Catastrophic Injuries $3.5 Million
Derek H. Potts was co-lead counsel with Thomas Cartmell in representing John Novogradac of Kansas City whose health was neglected during his stay at two nursing home facilities. Mr. Novogradac developed bedsores on his body and had above-knee amputations on both legs after his wounds became severely infected with gangrenous and dead tissue.
Pharmaceutical Birth Defect $1.05 Million
Potts Law Firm secured a $1,050,000 settlement for a mother whose infant suffered birth defects from a pharmaceutical drug that was taken during pregnancy. Though the migraine drug manufacturer knew the medication could cause a fetus to develop a cleft lip and/or cleft palate when consumed by the mother during the early stages of pregnancy, they failed to warn consumers about these dangers.