According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are thousands of bus accidents in the United States annually. A large number of these bus accidents occur in California every year, causing injuries to both their passengers and to pedestrians and people in other vehicles. Bus crashes are unique from other automobile accidents due to the size and weight of the busses and the lack of seatbelts and other standard safety equipment found in cars. Cars and pedestrians hit by a bus are more likely to suffer serious or even life threatening injuries. Bus-riders are equally at risk because they may get thrown around the passenger compartment leading to serious injuries.
Hire An Experienced California Bus Accident Attorney
When a bus accident occurs, there is almost always an on scene investigation of the accident by the supervisors. However, it is important for the injured bus-riders to promptly hire an attorney to conduct an independent investigation of the bus collision. People injured in a bus accident need to understand that the investigators and even the police that respond to the bus accidents often work for the same government entity that operates the buses.
As common-carriers, bus operators have a special duty to ensure the safety of their passengers. Bus accidents can be caused by numerous factors, including:
- Old buses and Outdated Equipment
- Bus Driver Negligence
- Dangerous Roadway Design
- Defective Products
- Improper Maintenance
- Inadequate Bus Driver Training
- Bus Driver Inattention
Our California Bus Accident Litigation Lawyers Have A Wealth Of Experience Litigating California Bus Crash Claims
Bus accidents are also unique because buses and other forms of mass transit are typically operated by government entities and special requirements and procedures need to be followed in order to bring your claim for injuries against the government entity. The skilled California Bus Accident Lawyers at the B&D Law Group, APLC have successfully litigated claims against government entities and have a track record of success litigating bus accidents.
The public entities will try to demonize the injured claimants and aggressively deny their claims. Routinely, public entities try to settle California Bus Accident claims for next to nothing or deny the claims outright forcing the injured parties to go to court for resolution of their claims. Our firm has successfully gone up against public entities in the past and is prepared to aggressively pursue your claim too.
Our Experienced California Bus Accident Lawyers Understand The Complexities Of A California Bus Accident Claim
One of the early questions that in a bus accident is determining who the responsible parties are. Buses can be operated by numerous different government entities. In Southern California, there are dozens of agencies operating buses, subways, light rails, and other forms of mass transportation, including:
- Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Agency (“Metro” or “MTA”)
- Santa Monica Big Blue Bus
- Culver City Bus
- Ocean Express Trolley
- Long Beach Transit
- Metrolink Trains
- Montebello Bus Lines
- Norwalk Transit Systems
- Orange County Transportation Authority (“OCTA”)
- Santa Clarita Transit
- Torrance Transit
- Foothill Transit
- Antelope Valley Transit Authority
- Burbank Local Transit
- Carson Circuit
- Commerce Bus
- El Monte Transit Services
- Glendale Bee Line
- Golden Empire Transit
- School Buses
- DASH (“LADOT”)
Our Experienced California Bus Accident Attorneys Can Get You The Maximum Compensation For Your California Bus Crash Claim
Public Entities employ armies of investigators, experts, and other professionals to protect their “bottom line.” You need an advocate on your side that is a skilled negotiator, to ensure you get the maximum recovery for your California Bus Collision case. An experienced California Bus Accident Lawyer at the B&D Law Group, APLC will fight to make sure you are adequately compensated for your California Bus Accident Injuries.
If you have been involved in a California Bus Accident or lost a loved one in a collision involving a bus please contact the skilled California Bus Accident Lawyers at the B&D Law Group, APLC. Our experienced California Bus Accident Attorneys have a wealth of experience helping victims of California Bus Accidents.
We are here to help. Our experienced California Bus Accident Lawyers understand that choosing an attorney to fight for your California Bus Accident case is not easy. We want to make sure that you know your rights and make the right choice. We never charge for a Free Consultation on your California Personal Injury Claim.