California Bus Accident Lawyers
Our legal team, with over 25 years of courtroom experience, understands how traumatic a bus accident may be. We are personal injury lawyers with a single purpose – to obtain the most successful result and financial outcome. No recovery, no fee to our law firm!
Bus passengers are uniquely vulnerable because they do not enjoy the protection of seat belts and airbags.
Each day, hundreds of thousands of people rely on the Metro Rail, including Metro Link and Metro Liner to get to and from work, and for their general transportation needs. An accident can cause tremendous injury and loss of life.
Common Injuries From Public Transportation Accidents
When a bus is involved in a collision with another vehicle and careens or jerks abruptly, the passengers often can end up thrown across the bus, suffering serious injuries from concussion to broken bones.
Many bus lines are owned and operated by government entities, requiring that certain procedures be followed prior to filing a lawsuit. When government entities are involved, there are also shorter time periods within which the victim has to file their claim.
Injury Claims Against Bus Companies are Time Sensitive
If you have been involved in a bus accident, it is important that you speak with a knowledgeable and experienced attorney right away.
Claims against bus companies are more complex and time sensitive, because most bus companies are government owned and operated, requiring that certain procedures be followed prior to filing a lawsuit.
When government entities are involved, there are also shorter time periods within which the victim has to file their claim. You also need to make sure your claim is not precluded by legal doctrines, such as imminent peril and unavoidable danger, which would allow the bus driver to take certain actions, such as braking abruptly or swerving out of the way, to avoid a greater harm.
Examples of Recent Bus Accident Injury Cases
Below are some examples of our recent cases to help you decide whether or not an attorney can assist you with your bus accident.
Lisa is an elderly, but otherwise healthy woman, who works part-time as a waitress at a local restaurant. She takes the bus to work every day. One day, the driver abruptly stopped the bus to avoid hitting another vehicle, and she fell, breaking her hip and knee.
The injuries caused her to be out of work for many months, and a lot of pain and suffering.
Unfortunately, in this type of case, liability will be impossible to establish. The driver acted reasonably to prevent a more serious injury. And although Lisa suffered serious and debilitating physical harm, the bus company cannot be faulted for causing it.
One way to get around this problem and get Lisa at least some recovery is to pursue the driver of the car that negligently caused the bus driver to stop. However, where a collision is avoided, the drivers of the offending vehicles simply drive off, and their identity becomes impossible to establish later on.
An experienced personal injury attorney at Injury Justice Law Firm can help you evaluate each and every fact of your case to determine if there are any alternative avenues of recovery.
In another case, a lady named Rachel was having trouble getting up the steps to enter the bus. She asked the bus driver for assistance, but he declined. In attempting the climb the steep steps,
Rachel fell and hurt her knee, which later required a knee replacement. In that case, the bus company took responsibility for the driver's actions, since he could have and should have helped Rachel.
However, in defending the case, the bus company's attorneys discovered that Rachel may have had a pre-existing knee condition, which would have necessitated a knee replacement later in life.
We hired an expert to examine our client and conclude that without her bus accident, the knee replacement would not have been necessary. The expert's opinion was instrumental in causing the bus company to settle with our client.
Financial Recovery Available For Injured Passengers and Motorists
At Injury Justice Law Firm, our legal team, with over 25 years of combined courtroom experience, understands how traumatic a bus accident may be. We also understand the intricacies of defense's tactics in fighting these lawsuits.
At our law firm, you will find skilled and compassionate attorneys, who have handled multiple cases such as yours and who know exactly how to bring your case to a successful conclusion. We are injury lawyers with no recovery, no fee to our law firm!
Our skilled personal injury attorneys have extensive experience representing individuals in cases against public entities.
Do not let the statute of limitations run on your case. We are top-rated personal injury lawyers that are passionate about helping the injured and their families.
Call for a free consultation today at (818) 642-5229 or use contact form. As soon as we are on your side, our legal team guarantees to act immediately to gather important evidence to obtain the best possible outcome.