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Bus Accident Lawyers

California bus accident attorneys represent riders, pedestrians & auto drivers injured by buses

California Personal Injury Lawyers - Bus Accident LawyersWhen you look at the statistics, buses are one of the safest forms of transportation in the United States. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration websites shows that bus accidents represent only 0.5% of fatal accidents per year in the last decade of data. About 65% of these fatal accidents were bus vs. car collisions. The remaining 35% or so were pedestrian accidents or to riders.

That said, there are about almost 10,000 bus accidents each year in the United States from which approximately 12,000 people are injured and 330 people are killed.

Buses often lack seat belts, soft surfaces, neck supports & other safety equipment

When buses are involved in accidents, the results can be catastrophic, because public, charter and school buses often offer no seat belts, soft surfaces, head and neck supports or other safety precautions that drivers and passengers in autos and trucks have been required to use for decades. This continued lack of standard safety measures is what makes buses potentially hazardous for riders.

Buses kill some 100 pedestrians each year in the United States

Pedestrians are more likely killed or injured by buses often because buses get really close to curbs and sidewalks as they approach and depart their arranged stops, and because their routes and stops are, by design, in high density pedestrian areas.

Buses are big, bulky, have visibility issues and have a propensity for rollover accidents

California Personal Injury Lawyers - Bus Accident LawyersBus drivers are also more likely to have accidents with stationary objects, vehicles and pedestrians because the buses sheer size, bulkiness, small or no rear windows, all add up to poor visibility and limited situational awareness. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website further suggests that most other vehicles (bicycles, cars and trucks) are more likely to collide with the bus’s right side, further proving statistically that bus drivers have visibility issues when closing in on curbs and when making lane changes to the right. Buses are know for their unwieldiness, top-heaviness and propensity to topple onto their sides or be involved in rollover accidents following defensive swerving or as the result of traffic collisions —resulting is serious injuries for unsecured bus riders.

Bus riders are often standing or walking around adding to the potential for injury

Many bus accidents are made the worse because bus riders on municipal and interstate buses are generally free to move about the cabin to visit with other riders and use the restroom. On charter buses, such as the 1,000’s that take Californians to Las Vegas, Reno, Stateline or Laughlin Nevada for gambling trips or up to the mountains for skiing trips (often called “turn-abound” trips) are generally chartered by groups. To make the trips seem faster and more enjoyable the sponsors of these turn-around trips often have in-route activities and meals that often involve passing out materials, snacks, lunches; conducting games and raffles while in transit and often with one or more people walking up and down the cabin using the buses’ PA system. On Municipal city buses, such as those that assist people going to school, work or for everyday travel, when overcrowded, riders are permitted or encouraged to stand. Finally, children on school buses are often unrestrained (no seat belts) and are generally unsupervised and moving around inside the cabin.

Bus accidents can be the result of one or more issues such as:

  • Older buses with outdated brakes, tires, mirrors, etc.
  • Defective equipment or parts
  • Improper or inadequate maintenance
  • Lack of proper bus driver training
  • Bus driver carelessness or negligence
  • Dangerous roadways
  • Bad weather and visibility
  • Wet, snowy or icy road conditions

If you were injured in a bus accident, we may be able to assist you to receive compensation

If you were injured as a bus passenger, driver of a vehicle involved in a bus accident, as a pedestrian injured by a bus, or even as the bus driver, you may be entitled to recovery for your personal injury. It does not matter if the bus is operated by a private company or a public entity, if you were injured, bus operators are required to have significant insurance that might be available to compensate you for your injury, time away from work, etc. Some public entities are somewhat shielded by complex negligence standards because city, county and the state governments are attempting to limit the liability from civil suits.

If you or your loved-one has sustained a very serious injury, or a loved-one was actually killed as the result of a bus accident, you or your loved-one may also be entitled to recover for:

  • Property losses
  • Past and future medical bills
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Workers compensation
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Mental and emotional disability
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Wrongful death
  • Punitive damages

A bus accident attorney from Vincent W. Davis & Associates can you access your case and determine the types of damages to which you might be entitled. In personal injury cases, the extent of those damages will depend on the circumstances of the unique circumstances of the bus accident. Call us today to make sure you receive full compensation for your losses.

Contact a California Personal Injury Lawyer

The personal injury attorneys at Vincent W. Davis & Associates represent clients injured on vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, accidents on another’s property, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. If you think you may have a personal injury case, please do not hesitate in enlisting the expert legal assistance you need to make things right. It costs nothing to call us, costs nothing for a consultation, and costs nothing to get us started looking out for your rights if we agree that you have a solid case.

Unexpected and unfortunate things happen to good people. Our caring legal professionals are here to help you recover and get on with your life. Remember, all legal fees are based on a percentage of the award, and you pay nothing for our services until we win your case. We have several conveniently-located offices around Southern California Counties & Cities including, but not limited to:
  • Alhambra
  • Anaheim
  • Bakersfield
  • Buena Park
  • Burbank
  • Carlsbad
  • Carson
  • Chula Vista
  • Compton
  • Corona
  • Costa Mesa
  • Downey
  • El Cajon
  • El Monte
  • Escondido
  • Fontana
  • Fullerton
  • Garden Grove
  • Glendale
  • Hawthore
  • Hemet
  • Hesperia
  • Huntington Beach
  • Inglewood
  • Irvine
  • Kern
  • Lakewood
  • Lancaster
  • Long Beach
  • Los Angeles
  • Mission Viejo
  • Moreno Valley
  • Murrieta
  • Newport Beach
  • Norwalk
  • Oceanside
  • Ontario
  • Orange
  • Oxnard
  • Palmdale
  • Pasadena
  • Pomona
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • Rialto
  • Riverside
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Marcos
  • Santa Ana
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Clarita
  • Santa Maria
  • Santa Monica
  • Simi Valley
  • South Gate
  • Temecula
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Torrance
  • Ventura
  • Victorville
  • Vista
  • West Covina
  • Westminster
  • Whittier
  • And more…

To schedule a FREE, confidential, no obligation consultation with a Personal Injury Attorney from the Vincent W. Davis & Associates, call us at (626) 446-6442 or submit a FREE Case Evaluation Form. Email: [email][/email]


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