Bus accidents are often unexpected, especially when you’re the one who’s on board and in transit. Unfortunately, thousands of victims suffer injuries caused by bus accidents every year. However, compensation is available to you, or anyone involved in a serious bus crash through the help of our bus accident lawyers in San Diego.
Here at HHJ Trial Attorneys in San Diego, our San Diego bus accident attorneys represent a wide range of clients pursuing legal action. Here’s what you need to know about bus accidents and how our services can benefit you.
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Human error is the most significant cause of bus accidents in the U.S. – reckless driving generally leads to auto collisions. However, other acts of negligence can be attributed to accidents, such as failure to train and prepare drivers. Here are several common causes of bus accidents:
- Lack of sleep and fatigue
- Inebriated drivers
- Poor bus maintenance
- Hazardous road conditions
Determining the primary cause of the accident will be our first order of business when you hire our services. Anyone who acts carelessly poses a substantial risk to public safety, and our job is to hold them accountable.
We’re very diligent in identifying who’s responsible for causing an accident. First, we’ll compile a list of possible at-fault parties before narrowing it down based on the legal criteria for negligence. Here are the parties who could be deemed liable for your injuries:
- Public transportation authorities
- Private bus companies
- School districts
- Vehicle manufacturers
- Third-party drivers
We can help you determine who to name as the defendant when filing your personal injury claim. In many cases, local transportation departments will absorb liability for accidents involving bus drivers and other city employees.
As the victim of a bus accident, you’re legally entitled to compensation from the at-fault party, which can cover different types of damages. Here’s everything relevant to your personal injury claim:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Emotional suffering and trauma
- Loss of consortium
- Property damage
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
- Diminished quality of life
- Wrongful death
Keep in mind that the statute of limitations expires after two years in California. However, the deadline is reduced to six months when it involves government entities. In other words, you should promptly pursue legal action when dealing with a bus accident.
After sustaining serious injuries in a bus accident, your job should focus on your recovery. Handling all the legal aspects of your case can be daunting, especially if you’re unsure about what the entire process entails. The good news is that our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case and search for signs of negligence.
At HHJ Trial Attorneys in San Diego, we can help you recover damages from an accident. Keep in mind that most insurance companies want to you accept less money than you deserve. However, hiring an attorney ensures you can level the playing field and obtain a fair settlement.
We strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment with us today. We can immediately begin reviewing your case before determining the best course of action to obtain compensation. Our team has plenty of experience, and we also provide you with access to resources you usually wouldn’t have when pursuing a claim on your own.
I was in a motor vehicle accident involving a city vehicle. I had a witness who vouched for me as I was not at fault. I searched for a car accident lawyer to handle my case and was recommended by a friend to contact Adam Hepburn. I reached out to him and with in a few days had a consultation in person. From the moment we sat down and spoke I could tell he was genuine and honest. He made me feel comfortable and eased all the stress I had been holding onto. Through out the whole process he kept me informed, walked me through all the steps I needed to take and answered all of my questions as this was my first ever experience using a lawyer. He is a easy to work with and achieved a good outcome for my case. I highly recommend him for anyone in need of attorney services.