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In our blog, we post stories on legal issues that are receiving a lot of current attention in the media and in legal circles.


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12/17/2013
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Vancouver Greyhound Accident Sends 14 to Hospital With Injuries

A scary Vancouver Greyhound bus accident on November 15 closed multiple lanes and caused serious injuries, sending 14 people to area hospitals. Learn more here.

Category: Bus Accidents

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11/18/2013
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Greyhound Bus Involved in 17 Car Pileup Outside of Vancouver

Find out why Greyhound passengers injured in Vancouver accident should file a lawsuit in Texas instead of Canada. VB Attorneys explains your legal rights

Category: Bus Accidents

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8/9/2013
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Greyhound bus crash on I 94 in Kalamazoo, Michigan injures passengers

Our law firm is receiving calls from passengers injured on the Greyhound bus that rear ended a semi on I 94 in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Category: Bus Accidents

6/14/2013
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Injured in a Bus Accident in Texas? Protect Your Rights

A Houston bus accident attorney urges victims of bus accidents to learn more about protecting their rights. If you have questions, speak with us today.

Category: Bus Accidents

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4/15/2013
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Cardinal Coach Line Bus Accident Highlights What Happens When Common Carrier Rule Fails

Cardinal Coach Lines bus accident highlights what happens when the common carrier rule fails. Texas bus accident lawyer discusses why seatbelts were not used.

Category: Bus Accidents

12/24/2012
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See a Texas Bus Driver Using a Cell Phone or Texting? It’s Illegal

A Houston bus accident lawyer summarizes the texting, cell phone, and distracted driving laws for drivers operating buses in the state of Texas.

Category: Bus Accidents

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12/13/2012
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Unfortunate Bus Accident in Houston Claims One Life

A runaway shuttle bus at the Texas Medical Center in Houston injured passengers on board and killed one pedestrian.

Category: Bus Accidents

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12/12/2012
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Do You Know the Laws Regarding School Buses?

Many Texas school children rely on buses to safely transport them daily. They also rely on Texas drivers to follow school bus laws. Do you know the laws?

Category: Bus Accidents

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12/4/2012
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Texas Bus Accident Attorneys Seek Witnesses to Recent Greyhound Crash

The victims of a recent Greyhound bus accident have hired a Texas personal injury law firm. These attorneys are seeking information from witnesses.

Category: Bus Accidents

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11/22/2012
Vuk Vujasinovic
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Bus Driver Kills Four After Falling Asleep at the Wheel

An over-tired bus driver was convicted of involuntary manslaughter after falling asleep at the wheel, crashing the bus, killing four and injuring dozens.

Category: Bus Accidents

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8/3/2012
Curtis Bickers
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Bus Accidents | Recent Megabus Accident Highlights Safety Concerns

Cheap May Not Mean Safe – Megabus Crash highlights concerns about passenger safety being ignored in favor of cheap fares and quick profits.

Category: Bus Accidents

5/1/2012
Emily Corwin
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Are Repeat Offenders Still Driving our Metro Buses & Trains?

Metro Bus accident in Houston causes 11-car collision. 9 people injured. Cause unknown, but Houston Metro drivers have questionable safety track record.

Category: Bus Accidents

3/15/2012
Brian Beckcom
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Driver Escapes Criminal Charges in Fatal Megabus Crash

Four people were killed when a Coach bus crashed into a railway overpass in New York. Our Texas Coach bus accident attorneys have the sad story.

Category: Bus Accidents

2/28/2012
Brian Beckcom
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Greyhound Bus Crash in Oklahoma Injures 14 People, Including Driver

Several people were injured as a Greyhound bus carrying 50 passengers struck a street sweeper in Oklahoma. Our Texas bus crash attorneys have the facts.

Category: Bus Accidents

1/31/2012
Brian Beckcom
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Sterling High School Girls Soccer Team Involved In Bus Accident

Sixteen members of the Sterling High School girls soccer team along with their coach were in a bus accident. Are school buses safe enough for our kids?

Category: Bus Accidents

1/23/2012
Brian Beckcom
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Four Students Hospitalized In Aldine School Bus Accident

Four Aldine School District students were sent to the hospital after their bus crashed with two other vehicles on I-45 near Gulf Bank.

Category: Bus Accidents

1/19/2012
Brian Beckcom
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An Academy TX School Bus Crashed In Temple And Sends 32 To Hospital

After running a red light, a hardware truck clipped a school bus carrying 38 children. 29 kids were sent to the hospital and a few are in critical condition.

Category: Bus Accidents

1/15/2012
Brian Beckcom
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Rimrock Stages Bus Crash In Montana Leaves 2 Dead and 32 Hospitalized

A Montana Rimrock Stages bus crashed and killed two people. The vehicle was driving on ice & authorities say the driver was going too fast under contitions.

Category: Bus Accidents

1/2/2012
Brian Beckcom
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One Killed, Two Injured In Metro Bus Collision

One driver is dead and ten people are injured after a Toyota Tacoma crashed into a Metro Bus. Police are currently investigating the cause.

Category: Bus Accidents

12/22/2011
Brian Beckcom
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Young Woman Granted $7 Million in Bus Accident Trial

A 24-year-old Colorado woman was awarded a $7 Million verdict after her Greyhound bus rolled over due to a negligent driver. She was severely injured.

Category: Bus Accidents

10/29/2011
Brian Beckcom
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Dulles Airport Bus Drivers Call Their Vehicles "Unsafe"

Bus Drivers at Dulles Airport call their vehicles unsafe and are forced to drive them, despite numerous complaints to the Airport Authority

Category: Bus Accidents

8/27/2010
Brian Beckcom
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After the late-night death of a Houston tow truck driver, some tow truck operators are speaking out about a rule that they claim puts lives at risk.

 

The accident happened around 1am, when two tow-truck drivers were rushing to a crash scene in northeast Houston.  The first tow truck, a Chevrolet owned by Zone 3 Collision, was headed east on Jensen when a Nissan 240SX changed lanes in front of the truck, causing it to sideswipe the car.

 

The accident caused the tow truck to veer off of the road and strike first a light pole then a sign pole.  As a result the truck flipped over, killing the driver. The driver’s name has not been released, but those who knew him say he had been driving tow trucks for over 20 years.  The incident is still under investigation, and no charges have yet been filed.

 

Why were the two tow trucks racing?  According to some, Houston guidelines state that only the first two wreckers on the scene of an accident will be paid.  This means that tow truck drivers have an incentive to race to the scene of an accident as fast as possible, to beat their competitors and get paid.

 

This intense competition for business has led some to believe that the city guidelines should be loosened, allowing for more wreckers to be compensated for arriving at a freeway accident.  However, this may not be realistic given current economic conditions.

 

There has to be a better answer.  Whatever city leaders decide, something should be done so that tow truck drivers are not rewarded for putting their lives – and the lives of innocent motorists – at risk.



Category: Bus Accidents

8/25/2010
Brian Beckcom
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A bus company is in hot water with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (MFCSA) for violating several federal safety regulations.  The company, Tierra Santa Incorporated, a bus company owned by Mr. Cayetano Martinez, is facing $72,760 in fines due to findings from a fatal accident investigation.

 

As the owner, Mr. Martinez has been charged with 78 violations of 13 safety regulations.  Not only did Martinez actively try to avoid complying with federal rules, but he also used four different company names to evade previous orders from the FMCSA.

 

What kind of violations is Mr. Martinez facing because of his bus company operations?  Here are just a few – and they are doozies:

 

Driver requirement violations

  • Violating alcohol testing requirements
  • Violating controlled substance testing requirements
  • Violating hours of service requirements
  • Violating requirements for driver qualifications
  • Violating requirements for vehicle inspections and maintenance

 

Federal violations

  • Operating without the minimum insurance required by law
  • Operating after being told by FMCSA to cease operations
  • Operating without federal authority

 

What prompted these charges?  In March of this year six bus passengers were killed and another 16 were injured when one of Tierra Santa’s buses crashed in Phoenix, AZ.

 

The charges from the FMCSA are very serious, and indicate just how far unscrupulous bus owners and operators are willing to go to get around the very rules put in place to keep you and me safe.  If you or someone you love is hurt in a bus crash, don’t let a shady bus company get away with their negligence – get the help of a BOARD CERTIFIED Texas bus crash lawyer.



Category: Bus Accidents

3/31/2010
Brian Beckcom
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If you’ve been hurt in a Texas bus crash, you may very well receive a very quick settlement offer from the bus company.  This is a tactic that Greyhound is especially fond of.  They are counting on you needing their quick settlement money fast so you can pay for bills you may have accumulated because of your bus crash injuries.

 

Don’t fall for this trick.  Sometimes, the faster they offer you a settlement, the more your case is really worth.  Once you take that settlement money you are out of luck – that’s all you’re going to get.  However, if you can hold out and get a skilled Houston bus accident attorney on your side, you have a much better chance of seeing a real, fair settlement.

 

Unfortunately, bus companies like Greyhound continue to use this tactic BECAUSE IT WORKS.  Don’t be the guy or gal who falls for it.  Even if the money they’re offering you seems fair right now, you may not be thinking about future expenses for rehabilitation, additional medical appointments or tests, lost wages, and lost future earnings.

 

You want our advice?  Don’t say anything to the bus company after a crash.  Don’t give a recorded statement, don’t fill out any forms, don’t talk to anybody.  Anything you say or do can and will be used against you later.  Call the Houston law offices of Vujasinovic & Beckcom immediately, and let us take charge of your case and get you the compensation you deserve.



Category: Bus Accidents

3/17/2010
Vuk Stevan Vujasinovic
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Bus Accident Lawyer: Campbellton tour bus crash caused by faulty equipment?

Board Certified Texas Bus Accident Attorney discusses recent reports that the tragic rollover crash of the Americano Greyhound bus may have been caused by "faulty equipment."

Category: Bus Accidents