Bus Accidents

Bus Accidents

When drivers and bus companies do not use the utmost of care and diligence to protect the passengers, accidents happen. An experienced bus accident lawyer can help determine if the injured individual has a valid claim for damages.

We will refer you to a team of highly qualified medical experts who will treat you on a medical lien. We will help you get the most for your injuries. We will get paid only if we are able to get compensation for you. Our partners will personally handle your case from start to finish.

Types of Bus Accidents

Contact a bus accident lawyer as soon as possible. Do not give a recorded or written statement to anyone. And under no circumstances, sign a medical authorization form provided to you by any insurance company. If you were unable to take photos, gather information or note conditions of the accident, contact an attorney right away for guidance.

Types of Compensation for Injuries Resulting From Bus Accidents While each case is different, a bus accident lawyer can help you get money for:

Pain and Suffering

Cost of Medical Treatment (past and future)

Loss of Wages

Loss of Earning Capacity

Loss of Consortium (disruption of normal marital relationship)

Life Care

Wrongful Death

In order to get the most for your injuries, it is imperative that you hire an experienced bus accident lawyer.

Who May Be Held Responsible For Your Bus Accident Injuries? Depending on the facts of your case, the following category of individuals/entities may be held liable for your injuries:

1. The Bus Company Bus companies are ultimately responsible for passenger safety. Making sure the bus is in good operating condition and that the staff are properly trained and managed is also a responsibility of the bus company. The bus company can be held accountable for failing to make sure that the bus was safe and/or the bus driver was properly trained.

2. Bus Maintenance Company Sometimes bus companies use an outside vendor to service and repair their fleet of buses. Independent maintenance companies can be held liable for any faulty inspection or work performed on a bus involved in the accident.

3. Bus Operator – Tour and Cruise Line Companies Tour bus companies can be held liable for bus related accidents if one of their employees was operating a bus that was owned and/or serviced by another company. 4. Bus Driver Bus drivers who service the public owe higher duty of care to make sure passengers do not get injured. California law specifically defines bus drivers who transport the members of the public for a fee as common carriers. Under California Civil Code Section 2011, common carriers:

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