Los Angeles Bus Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a bus accident, LA Car Accident Lawyers can help you pursue a personal injury claim and seek the compensation you deserve.
Our attorneys will tirelessly guide you through the process and, if necessary, fight for your case in court. Filing a bus accident claim in Los Angeles can be complicated. If you need help with filing a wrongful death claim, our experienced litigators will champion your case in court so the decedent may get the justice he or she deserves.
California Civil Code Article 2 Section 2100 states that public transport carriers must provide and do everything necessary to preserve the safety of their passengers. Bus companies and drivers, therefore, carry a huge responsibility to passengers and other motorists on the road.
Legally operating companies will have insurance and emergency response SOPs. However, you may still need the services of a personal injury lawyer. Bus companies might provide only the most basic of emergency medical care. As a business enterprise, they will also see to their welfare first — meaning, they might deny absolute responsibility or injury claims that are beyond what they are willing to pay.
Here’s where LA Car Accident Lawyers step in. We are effective personal injury lawyers with an track record of ensuring our clients get their just compensation. We have experience in handling bus accident cases and are knowledgeable about the state’s legal stipulations and mechanisms regarding bus accident cases and insurance claims. You can count on us to aggressively fight for your rights and persistent in securing your insurance claims.
First Things First: What to Do When a Bus Accident Happens
If you are involved in a bus accident, you could be:
- A passenger aboard the bus
- The driver of a motor vehicle involved in the collision
- A passenger of the motor vehicle involved in the collision
- A bystander or pedestrian who sustained injury due to the crash
Regardless of where you stood in this scenario, take stock of your injuries and the surroundings as soon as you are able to stand. Check the condition of your companions, and if it’s possible, get out of your vehicle. The bus carrier should have medical help en route immediately after the accident; demand that you and your companions receive a full medical evaluation of injuries, especially for the head and spine.
Your next step should be to call a personal injury lawyer. You need someone who knows how to gather information and evidence that will be valuable to a class action lawsuit or insurance claim:
- The bus driver’s name, contact information, and driver’s license
- The bus’s license plate and carrier name
- Photographs of the crash, including damage to vehicles and property and visible injuries
- Video from nearby CCTV cameras or dash cameras from the vehicles involved in the crash
These are tasks that are best entrusted to experienced personal injury lawyers. LA Car Accident Lawyers are qualified and capable of doing these for you.
What We Can Do for You
Besides gathering evidence, we ensure that you receive compensation for applicable claims:
- Medical expenses, including rehabilitation and life care
- Lost wages (e.g., having to stay confined in the hospital)
- Impairment or disability which limits your capacity to make a living
- Property damage
- Insurance bad faith
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
- Wrongful death
We will help you file a claim as soon as possible. California’s statutory period for personal injury is two (2) years, and the longer you wait, the less likely you’ll be granted your claim.
No matter which vehicle you were in during the accident, whether you were a passenger on the bus or the driver of the other car involved, you’ll need to consult a personal injury lawyer in California whose practice area includes bus accidents. Get in touch with LA Car Accident Lawyers as soon as possible if you or someone you love sustains injury because of a bus accident.
First consultations with us are FREE. Call us today.