The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration releases information annually describing the safety of the roads, and part of this information regards bus accidents. Buses are large vehicles that are on the road every day, and they carry many passengers. Examples of a bus might include a Greyhound bus for mass transit, a public transportation bus in any city, a school bus, or a private charter bus hired to take kids on field trips. They’re on the road every day, and they can cause serious injury to many passengers as well as anyone else on the road when they aren’t adhering to proper laws and safety rules.
The most recent statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration cite nearly 300 bus accidents containing fatalities occur annually in this country alone. There are hundreds more in which there are no fatalities, making buses deadly and dangerous. If you or a person you love has been the victim of a bus accident, you are entitled to legal representation to seek compensation for medical damages, loss of wages, and even death. Calling an attorney with ample knowledge, industry know-how, and experience working with the victims of bus accidents is among the first things you should do following a bus accident.
Who is To Blame for a Bus Accident?
Every bus accident is different, but there is usually only a handful of parties responsible for the accident when the bus is at fault. Our attorneys work with clients to determine who is responsible when a bus is involved in an accident, and we can help you determine precisely who is at fault in any case.
– Bus drivers
– Government entities on public transport
– Bus equipment manufacturer
– Bus management companies
– Negligent drivers in other vehicles
It could be any number of people or companies responsible for the accident from a driver not paying attention to the road to a company who made a bus with defects that made it unsafe to drive. Our job is to take the evidence collected at the scene of the accident and use it to determine who is at fault when an accident occurs.
When an accident in a bus occurs, there is a reason for it. The most common reasons include, but are not limited to, these:
– Reckless driving
– Alcohol or drug use
– Inclement weather
– Bus defects
– Equipment defect
– Dangerous roads
– Inexperienced drivers
– Poor bus maintenance
If any of these caused your bus accident, we will find out. Our job is to find out who is at fault, why the accident happened, and who is responsible for providing you with the compensation you deserve after a life-changing bus accident occurs.
What Kind of Injuries are Associated with Bus Accidents?
What Kind of Compensation Am I Entitled to After a Bus Accident?
Buses are large vehicles, and many are not equipped with proper safety equipment. For many years, not even school buses were required to contain enough seatbelts for the number of passengers on board. While laws governing the use and inclusion of seatbelts in all buses are becoming more common, these are still dangerous vessels. The substantial size of a bus can put other people in smaller vehicles in paramount danger. The size of the bus means there is more pressure on passengers if the bus rolls over, and they’re top-heavy. While some bus accidents result in only minor injuries, any passenger is susceptible to any type of injury. Some of the most common injuries include:
– Broken bones
– Cuts and lacerations
– Brain injury
– Spinal cord injury
– Neck injury
Some injuries are catastrophic, and others aren’t nearly as bad. Everyone injured on a bus will seek medical attention. Some people will need more than others, and some victims might be in the hospital for a few days or weeks. Other people suffer serious accidents that cause them to suffer for a lifetime, which can cause medical bills to incur regularly. If you are injured in a bus accident, you will find that the financial burden of your injuries is substantial, but you might be entitled to compensation to help you find the money you need to handle the financial losses in your life.
– Loss of wages
– Medical bills
– Long-term medical care
– Pain and suffering
– Funeral expenses
What Do I Do If I’m Involved in a Bus Accident?
If you’re involved in a bus accident in any way, call an experienced bus accident attorney in Los Angeles. We represent clients injured because of someone else’s negligence, and we represent them to the best of our ability. We want to see our clients get back to their former lives as quickly as possible, as much as possible. While it’s not always possible to do that when substantial injuries are sustained, many people are able to recover somewhat.
Let our attorneys helps. We understand the first thing on your mind during an accident involving a bus is not the name of one of the top law firms in Los Angeles, but don’t let it wait too long. Your financial future depends on one phone call. Our attorneys begin an investigation into the accident. We look to see who is to blame. We gather evidence. We take accident reports, witness statements, and we take the story you have about the accident, and we piece it all together. We work with police, we work with those who have been injured, and we do what we can to prove someone else is liable for this accident, which means they are also liable for your pain and suffering.
Call now. Call to speak with an attorney who can help you get your life back on track following a devastating accident from a bus accident. Don’t let your family suffer more than they are already suffering.
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