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By Jim Adler April 14, 2017

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Sadly, the number of persons killed or seriously injured in Texas bus accidents has soared in recent years. Families of victims have a legal right to claim payments for their losses with help from a bus accident lawyer at Jim Adler & Associates.

The most recent such tragedy killed 13 members of a New Braunfels church. They died this week in a crash on US 83 in Concan, Texas near Uvalde and about 80 miles west of San Antonio.

One person on the church bus survived, but its driver and the other 12 passengers died. They were senior members of First Baptist Church in New Braunfels who were returning home from a three-day Bible study retreat near Leakey, Texas.

The bus was struck head-on by a pickup truck whose driver, 20, survived but is hospitalized.

Other Fatal Texas Bus Crashes

Still more fatal bus crashes in Texas include one on May 14, 2016 in Webb County which killed nine persons and injured more than 40 others.

In that crash, a charter bus’ driver lost control on US 83 near Laredo and the bus rolled over. Bus rollovers can be deadly for passengers on a bus, who often lack seat belts and can be thrown about the large interior of the vehicle.

The many windows on a bus also can be a hazard when they break in a crash.

In December of 2015, a Greyhound bus with 40 passengers struck a stalled vehicle on Interstate 30 in Arlington, killing the driver of the stalled vehicle and injuring more than a dozen persons on the bus.

A month earlier, two persons died near El Paso when the bus of a rock band struck an 18-wheeler head-on. Killed were the drivers of both vehicles. Ten other persons on the bus were injured.

In June of that year a charter bus collided with a semi truck on Interstate 10 in Weimer, killing the bus driver and one passenger and injuring another 10 persons on the bus.

In April of 2013, a casino tour bus traveling from Texas to Oklahoma went out of control, struck concrete barriers and rolled over on a highway in Irving, Texas. That bus crash killed two persons and injured dozens on board the charter bus.

Notorious Texas Bus Accidents

Two of the most notorious Texas bus accidents included an August 2008 crash of a charter bus taking 44 Vietnamese Catholics to a church celebration. In that crash on Highway 75 near Sherman, 17 persons died and dozens were injured.

In 2005, a bus crash near Dallas killed 23 nursing home residents who were fleeing the Houston area at the time of Hurricane Rita.

Bus Crash Lawsuits

Families of bus crash victims have a legal right to seek financial compensation for their losses via bus accident lawsuits. The experienced bus accident lawyers of Jim Adler & Associates can help families weigh their chances for a successful bus crash lawsuit.

Whether a bus crash involves a church bus, a school bus, a casino tour bus, a charter bus or a commercial bus line, victims have legal options. They can seek a financial settlement from the bus line or the bus carrier with help from a knowledgeable injury attorney.

Contact our law firm today for a free legal review of your bus crash case — at no obligation to you. Then you can decide if you want to proceed with a bus crash lawsuit on behalf of your family.

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Erick Becker
Erick Becker
01:20 06 May 17
I am a Patrol Deputy for the Sheriff Office and while working one night, a drunk driver crossed the center stripe on the highway and struck my patrol vehicle head on with his pick up truck. Needless to say we (the drunk driver and I) were both lucky to survive, as the accident occurred at highway speeds. Following my release from the hospital, I knew that I would need to have someone represent me. My employer was happy to represent me in regards to prosecuting the driver for criminal charges but, can do little in respect to the recovery of financial losses for medical bills, pain and discomfort, time lost from work etc... This is how my relationship with Jim Adler and Associates began. Yep, you probably guessed correctly when you think of what made me choose the "Texas Hammer" to represent me. Those half obnoxious, half way entertaining commercials and radio announcements most Texans have been seeing and hearing on the TV and radio for years instantly came to mind. Yes, I wanted to "hammer" this S.O.B. for trying to kill me but, more importantly I was worried about the costs associated with the life long injuries I had sustained as a result of this drunk driver's negligent behavior. I contacted Jim Adler and Associates and so began our relationship. I was immediately surprised by the prompt attention and the expression of genuine concern for my well being that I received from the employees of Jim Adler's office. Now as you can imagine, lawyers are not a breed that is held in very high regard by people in my profession but, my experiences with Jim Adler's office and his employees have forced me to amend my way of thinking, at least on the civil side of the house anyway. I have to chuckle when I say that because my experience as a client of Jim Adler's firm has been exceptionally pleasant. So before I venture down one of the stereotypical and infinite number of rabbit holes associated with the relationship between members of law enforcement and lawyers; I will do my best to stay focused on my experience with Jim Adler & Associates. Upon being informed that my case had been accepted by Jim Adler's office; I was contacted by Iris Sanchez who informed me that she was to be my case manager and any questions, comments and concerns could be directed to her. I was pleasantly surprised to receive regular calls from Iris assisting with my medical appointments and future follow up appointments. Iris had informed me that Jim Adler's son, Bill Adler would be handling my case and I was even more surprised to receive several calls from Bill to discuss my case. Now you might be thinking "what's the big deal" with the person who is representing you contacting you? In reality, you are correct in that it isn't a big deal but, what is noteworthy and what separates Jim Adler's Office from the multitude of other lawyers is the genuine expressions of concern and the desire Bill Adler conveyed to me to do their best to help me. I felt an immediate connection and instantly realized I had made the correct choice in contacting Jim Adler & Associates to handle my case. One thing I think lawyers and police officers can agree on is the proverbial wheels of justice turn very slowly. Months go by and our professional relationship is never neglected. Through the unwavering attention of Iris Sanchez and Bill Adler himself, I never felt "out of the loop" so to speak and always had a clear understanding of where my case was at in regards to the legal process. In conclusion, I know my brief description of my experiences with Bill Adler and, his assistant Iris Sanchez, cannot provide the credit they deserve. Together they have done an outstanding job representing their firm/employer. If you are seeking a great firm to represent your legal interests and, take comfort in establishing a professional relationship that feels more like a friendship than a casual business acquaintance, then I highly suggest Jim Adler & Associates.
Tierra Clark
Tierra Clark
18:52 19 May 17
My lawyer Bill Adler and case manager Iris Sanchez are amazing! They constantly call and check on you . They keep you up to date through the process. They care about you as a person and not just a client. The wreck was a life changing experience that I've never been through before. I'm just glad I had the right people like Bill Adler and Iris Sanchez to help me through it. Truly satisfied.Thanks and God bless y'all!
Lorenzo Preston
Lorenzo Preston
17:23 26 Jan 17
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Tori Barroga
Tori Barroga
14:17 11 May 17
I was dropped from a previous law firm regarding my case before I called Jim Adler. They immediately took up my case and worked hard on it - I was always up to date with each step they took and the benefits or consequences of each. In the end, I am highly satisfied with the outcome and would not have it any other way. It took some time but I truly appreciate and want to thank everybody who helped me on this journey and worked tirelessly on it.
Bernard Orozco
Bernard Orozco
17:16 23 Feb 17
I am very happy with Jim Adler & Associates. I did not know anyone who has ever used the Law Firm before. The staff is very friendly and treated me as if I were family. At times it got very stressful being without a job. They helped me when I was confused about the process. Mrs. Theresa Rodriguez stayed in contact with me constantly. Checking on me to see how I was doing and to let me know how things were going on there end. The Attorneys that handled my case know exactly what they are doing to take good care of me. Thank You so much Attorney's Mr.Michael Gomez and Mr.Trey Smith.
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