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Being a victim of a bus accident in L.A. can be a very traumatic experience. Physical and psychological injury can further impair your ability to act in your best interest. Therefore it is advisable to contact a bus accident lawyer in Los Angeles as a priority, soon after receiving medical care.
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Common Causes Of Bus Accidents
According to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) “Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2017”, from 2007 to 2017, intercity buses accounted for 13 percent, school bus accidents and transit buses accounted for 40 percent and 35 percent, respectively, of all buses involved in fatal crashes. Some common causes include:
- Distracted driving, bus driver error, or speeding
- Negligent driving, poor driver training or fatigue
- Bus defects and congested infrastructure
- Poor weather conditions
Furthermore, in the preliminary report released by FMCSA, California ranked in the top 3 deadliest states for fatal bus and large truck accidents in 2019. These statistics are concerning considering the below FMCSA’s 2020 summary on bus and large truck crashes in California:
- 418 fatal crashes
- 3725 injuries
- 7596 towaway crashes
What Are The Common Injuries Sustained In A Bus Accident?
Injuries sustained because of accidents involving a bus may require life-long medical care for which the responsible party is liable. Common injuries include.
- Broken bones
- Cuts and lacerations
- Spinal cord injury
- Brain injury
Benefits of Hiring a Bus Accident Attorney
Objectivity when dealing with the justice system is key to the successful outcome of fighting for your rights as a bus accident victim. Hiring an attorney is hugely beneficial to ensuring objective and professional representation at all times. Other benefits of hiring a bus accident attorney include:
- Negotiations for adequate compensation
- A faster claims process
- Fights on your behalf while you are in recovery
Why Choose California Personal Injury Attorney For Bus Accident Claims
Los Angeles is a densely populated area where many people rely on bus transportation. Charter buses, Greyhound buses, school buses, and tour buses are frequent travelers on busy highways, and some have been involved in the most horrific fatal crashes seen on the roads of Los Angeles California.
California Personal Injury Attorneys are dedicated to providing you with the legal support that you deserve, including.
- FREE case review
- We specialize in bus accident claims
- 24/7 Concierge services with direct access to an attorney
- Determine who is responsible for the bus accident
- Ensure sufficient compensation is claimed on your behalf
- Help you earn rightful compensation for medical expenses, time off work, repair cost, pain and suffering, rehabilitation and psychological trauma
Our compassionate and professional team of bus accident lawyers protects you, and your loved ones, from being manipulated and, or, intimidated by big corporations, such as insurance firms and bus companies.
What To Do If You Are In A Bus Accident
When injured in a bus accident in L.A., the consequences could be severe, if not fatal. The first thing to do is to call 911 for medical assistance and report the accident to the relevant law enforcement officials.
Once this has been done, and the necessary medical care has been given, then you need to contact an accident attorney to assist with medical bills and serious injury claims from insurance companies, or whoever may be liable for such claims.
Call CPIA as soon as possible to ensure you receive the necessary assistance from an attorney who is experienced with bus accident cases. Our law firm offers a FREE case review upon initial free consultation and we encourage our clients to contact their CPIA lawyer directly, any time of day, as part of our 24/7 concierge service.
Frequently Asked Questions
It means that if your own negligence contributed to the accident then your claim value will be less the percentage of what you contributed to the accident. An example would be if you claimed $10,000 for damages due to an accident, and it is determined that your negligence contributed 20% to the accident. Then your claim will be reduced by 20%.
What is the best path to take when fighting for my rights in court?
This is where your attorney’s skills and experience is of paramount importance. You could choose one of three options to defend your position.
- The road surface was unsafe and you claim against the County, City or State
- Manufacturing defect and you claim against the vehicle manufacturer
- Negligence against the bus driver or company