Greenlink Circulator Bus Accident

Houston Greenlink Circulator Bus Accident Lawyer

Accidents involving Houston’s primary public transportation agency, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO), a bus, light rail, or the Greenlink Circulator Bus can be extremely traumatic. If the at-fault party happens to be a government vehicle, typically governmental immunity is invoked. There are different rules in play for accidents involving government vehicles.

In Houston, Texas, the METRO and other entities that provide transportation for hire are regarded as common carriers and, as such, are subject to a higher standard of care regarding the safety of passengers. Common carriers who drive daily carry the responsibility where lives are at stake every single day.

Passengers place a great deal of trust into METRO to get them to their destination safely. This means that bus drivers must be fully trained and properly-licensed and obey all rules and regulations. Passengers also expect that the buses they use are safe, free of hazards, properly-licensed and appropriately maintained.

Accidents can be devastating; injuries may affect multiple passengers and may die in a mass transit accident.

Buses are much more difficult to handle, have multiple blind spots and can not stop right away. Because of their size, collisions between buses and other vehicles are frequently severe.

Who owns and operates the bus line is essential when naming defendants in a personal injury claim and whether or not those defendants are eligible for governmental immunity or not.

Private common carriers, like the Houston METRO, are subject to laws that make it easier for accident victims to recover their losses. Those entities protected by governmental immunity have added protections to help insulate them from liability.

One question that arises if someone has been in an accident involving a Greenlink bus is whether or not they fit the definition of a common carrier, as the service they provide is free and not paid for by passengers.

Victims can recover compensation for injuries sustained in METRO or other government bus accidents, but it is difficult to do so. For this reason, if you have been involved in a Greenlink accident, speak to an experienced mass transit accident attorney at The de la Garza Law Firm. They know precisely how to handle the hurdles in recovering compensation for injuries in a Greenlink accident.

At The de la Garza Law Group, people come first. Every single case is personal to us. Get in touch with us today. Call us to schedule a free consultation at 713-784-1010 or toll-free at 844-784-1010.


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