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Public, charter, or school bus accidents can be devastating because of the number of passengers carried inside a bus, combined with the fact that most buses are not equipped with, or do not require riders to utilize, seat belts. Bus accidents are further complicated by the fact that bus riders are free to move about the cabin of the bus to socialize or use the restroom and, when buses are full or overcrowded, riders are permitted to stand. School buses carry passengers who for the most part are unsupervised and unrestrained children. If you or a loved one have been injured in a bus accident, speaking with a Los Angeles bus accident lawyer can help you understand your legal rights.

The number of people injured in commercial vehicle accidents has increased for the past several decades. And, the number of buses on the road each year has increased.  There are about 9,000 bus accidents each year in the United States. Around 12,000 people are injured and 330 people are killed every year in bus accidents.  According to the Center for National Truck and Bus Safety Statistics, the most common fatal bus related accidents are car-bus collisions and pedestrian accidents. More than 60% of bus accident fatalities involve another vehicle and 25% involve a pedestrian. During 2008, out of the 311 people that were killed in fatal bus accidents nationally, 39 were in California.  In 2009, there were 1,140 injuries involving bus accidents in California and 2,816 fatal motor vehicle accidents, 23 of which involved buses.

COMMON CAUSES OF BUS ACCIDENT CASES
Bus accidents can be caused by numerous contributing factors including:

  • Old buses with outdated equipment
  • Bus driver negligence
  • Dangerous roadways
  • Bad weather conditions
  • Inadequate security
  • Defective products and improper maintenance
  • Lack of bus driver training

If you or your loved one has been a victim of a bus accident, the injury attorneys at Grey Law will fight to make sure you receive full compensation for your losses. Contact us today at 323-673-3655 for a free case evaluation.

You may be entitled to recovery for your personal injury whether you were injured as a passenger, bus operator, innocent pedestrian, or operator of a separate vehicle that was involved in a bus accident. These accidents can be brought against either public or private companies. In the event of a severe personal injury occurring from a bus accident, you or your loved one may be entitled to recover for:

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

TOUR BUS ACCIDENTS AND LIABILITY
Tour bus accidents are extremely complex. This is because there could be a number of parties involved and it takes experience and skill, as well as additional resources to investigate who the responsible party is. Here are the parties that can potentially be held liable in a tour bus accident:

  • The tour bus driver
  • The tour company
  • The bus company

BUS ACCIDENT COMPENSATION
If you were involved in a bus accident due to the fault of another party, you may be entitled to bus accident compensation for your losses. At Grey Law, our team has successfully represented countless victims who were involved in a bus accident. Compensation can help alleviate many expenses incurred from the accident, which is why it is best to consult with an attorney who has plenty of experience.

DAMAGES RECOVERABLE IN BUS ACCIDENTS
There are several damages that can be recovered in a bus accident, including but not limited to:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages and loss of ability to earn
  • And more

TYPES OF BUS ACCIDENTS
The types of bus accidents that can occur range from the following:

  • Public transit bus accidents
  • School bus accidents
  • Shuttle bus accidents
  • Freight bus accidents
  • Commercial, private, and charter buses, such as tour buses

SPEAK WITH A LOS ANGELES BUS ACCIDENT LAWYER
A bus accident attorney at Grey Law can help you determine the types of damages to which you may be entitled. The extent of those damages will depend on the circumstances of the bus accident. There are many important differences between public and private bus entities, which is why it’s important that you have an attorney on your side to explain what you should know about bus accidents. Public bus entities are often shielded by complicated negligence standards due to the government’s interest in immunity from private suits.  It is in your best interest that you contact an experienced Los Angeles accident attorney at Grey Law in determining your potential bases for recovery. Call us today for a free legal case evaluation.

The experienced Los Angeles bus accident attorneys at Grey Law have more than 25 years of experience representing accident victims. Our attorneys have successfully represented and fought for clients in numerous accident injury cases. We will go to trial or take on motorists and their insurance companies or the state if necessary. Our attorneys work closely with medical professionals to determine the total amount of damages you’ve suffered. Call us today for a free legal consultation with an attorney that has experience with bus accidents in Los Angeles at 323-673-3655.

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