Have You Been Injured in a Bus Accident?
Buses are a common site throughout California. Hundreds of thousands of passengers use buses each year to get from place to place. Some buses provide local transportation around a city and service commercial districts, while others use buses as their means to commute to and from work. Still others decide to ride on a bus as they travel out of state to see loved ones. Whatever the reason, California residents are boarding buses in large numbers every year and that is a pattern that is expected to continue in the coming decades.
Most of these residents travel safely while aboard these buses but unfortunately, many suffer injuries every year in California bus crashes. Commonly these injuries are very severe, in part because commuters do not use seat belts while riding on most buses. With several bus companies servicing Alhambra and California as a whole, it may not be surprising that these bus accidents account for numerous injuries annually and unfortunately some might result in death. If you sustain an injury, be sure to consult with an Alhambra bus crash attorney ASAP.
What Are Some of the Common Causes of Bus Accidents?
Bus drivers encounter many of the same challenges as any motorist, plus a few other unique problems. Some common reasons for bus accidents involve:
What Injuries Are Common in Bus Crashes?
Just like any kind of collision on Alhambra roadways, the injuries from a bus accident may in part depend on the speed of travel and the size of the other vehicle or vehicles in the crash.
The most prevalent injuries consist of:
What Legal Rights Are Available to a Bus Crash Victim?
As a bus crash victim, the law might offer you one or more civil claims to pursue. The cases available will depend on the circumstances of a specific accident and who is at fault in the accident.
At Fault Third Parties
If another driver causes a collision with a bus while you are a passenger on that bus, you might have a claim against the other motorist for your injuries. If the other driver does not have sufficient insurance coverage available for all of the injuries sustained in the accident or if the other motorist has no insurance available at all, you may also have a right to bring an uninsured or underinsured claim against your own insurance company or the bus company itself, if there is UM coverage available.
At Fault Bus Driver
On the other hand, if the accident is due to a negligent bus driver and you were either a bus occupant or in another vehicle, you may have a claim against the bus driver and the bus company. This is true even if the bus owner is a municipality, like a city bus used for public transportation.
Safety Defects on a Bus
Lastly, if the accident is caused by some defect in the bus itself and not through actions of any drivers, you might have a claim against the:
Any bus driver that is hurt in an accident might also have a claim for worker's compensation for their injuries.
The possibility of so many claims makes a bus crash case complicated and complex. Usually the more vehicles involved in the collision, the more complex the claim( s). This is a reason that when picking a bus accident lawyer in Alhambra, you want to choose one with experience prosecuting personal injury claims.
What Do I Do After I'm Involved in a Bus Accident?
You may be shaken and in a state of shock after being involved in a bus crash. But there are a few important things that you need to do before leaving the scene:
How Much Can I Recover Financially After a Bus Accident?
The amount of money you might receive following a bus accident will depend a lot on the extent of your injuries. In general, you might recover the costs of your:
Families that have lost a loved one in an Alhambra bus accident might also collect for any treatment their loved one received prior to passing away in addition to compensation for funeral and burial costs, loss of companionship, and various other damages. Speak with a knowledgeable Alhambra bus accident attorney to learn all of your options.
Have You Been Injured in an Alhambra Bus Crash?
The Alhambra bus accident lawyers at Mendez & Sanchez will work to help you obtain the financial recovery that you deserve. Bus crash damages might include: medical costs, disfigurement, pain and suffering, loss of normal life, loss of income, and much more. We also aim to recover present and future costs when representing an accident victim.
"Michael was an outstanding attorney. He always made sure to keep me in the loop with my case and worked nonstop to help get the outcome I deserved. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs only the best lawyer and I will definitely return to him again in the future!"
"Super professional, friendly staff. The team was so knowledgeable and helpful throughout the entire legal process of my car accident. I highly recommend using them!"
"Very professional and diligent. Got my case resolved in a timely manner and communicated with my throughout the process of my case."
"Wow! Michael Sanchez got me more money than I thought I would ever get. He's confident and a shark yet kind with his clients. I highly recommend."
"My fiancé had a successful case with this firm. Under the circumstances, Mendez & Sanchez, attorneys and staff made this a pleasant experience. Staff was respectful, genuine, and all around a great fit for the case and my fiancé. This firm comes highly recommended!"
While other firms just handle your bodily injury claim, we offer a complimentary full-service package where we will also handle your property damage for no fee!
Our East Los Angeles personal injury attorneys understand the adversity you are facing, and we are ready to help you fight for it!
Our goal will be to get you fairly compensated as soon as possible, and we’re not afraid to go to trial. One of our seasoned car accident East Los Angeles attorneys can investigate your case to identify all potential sources of compensation. Even if the at-fault party was uninsured, it may still be possible to recover damages.
In the majority of commercial truck crashes, the injured victim was in a car or other vehicle—not in the truck. If you’ve been injured in a truck crash, your injuries are likely severe and you’re probably concerned about your growing medical debt. That’s not to mention your property damage and emotional trauma.
Although dogs and other pets are often considered part of the family, thousands of people each year are injured in animal attacks. Under California law, dog owners are generally strictly liable for injuries caused by their dogs.
California has some of the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities in the country. The injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents can be catastrophic, and the cost of medical care and lost income can be exorbitant.
Medical bills lost income, and vehicle repairs can add up quickly after a motorcycle wreck. These are called “economic damages,” which are objectively verifiable losses. Economic damages also include loss of earning capacity, home modifications, and other calculable losses you incurred due to your injuries.
A serious bicycle accident can result in disabling injuries that affect every aspect of the victim’s life. The California bicycle accident attorneys at our East Los Angeles chambers will evaluate your case for free to determine if you have grounds for a claim.
Each bus accident case is unique. There are countless factors that contribute to these collisions, and victims can suffer a variety of severe injuries including brain trauma, broken bones, soft tissue injuries, internal organ damage, and many others.
Construction accidents have the potential to lead to devastating, life-altering injuries. Victims need to be able to access the maximum available compensation so that they pay their medical bills and provide financial support for their families.
Workers’ compensation benefits (sometimes referred to as “workman’s comp”) exist to help those injured in work-related injuries heal, recover, and elevate their quality of life. That said, the process can be complex and lengthy.
Parties who control, possess, or own a property in California have a duty to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition. If they fail to fix a dangerous condition or to warn people about it, this may constitute a breach of the duty of care, also called “negligence.”
Our California brain injury attorneys will help you identify all potentially liable parties, gather evidence, and fight for the compensation you need to pay for medical care, lost income, emotional distress, and other damages. We have recovered more than hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients.
Train wrecks often occur at high speeds and result in devastating injuries. Healthcare expenses and lost income can add up quickly, threatening the financial security of victims and their families.
If you or a loved one was catastrophically injured by another person’s bad decisions or bad behavior, you have a legal right to hold that person responsible for the results.
The damages you may be able to recover will depend on the severity of your injuries, the amount of income you lost during recovery, whether you will be able to return to work, the effects of your injuries on your relationships, and many other factors
Use the form below to tell us about your legal inquiry, and we’ll call you back to schedule an appointment. Please be as detailed as possible. Include what industry you need service for along with any specific document requests. Our general response time is one business day.