Our attorneys are able to investigate highly complex bus accident claims in order to determine exactly how an accident occurred and, importantly, who is liable.
Lancaster Bus Accident Attorney
Representing Clients in Bus Accident Cases across the California & the Southwest
Have you or a loved one been in a bus accident? Whether your crash involved a privately owned bus or public transportation, we at Accident Attorneys are ready with the zeal and proven skill to help you to financial recovery. No personal injury or wrongful death claim is too complex for our seasoned attorneys to pursue a measure of justice on your behalf.
Types of Bus Accident Claims We Handle
Even if your case involves tricky situations of uninsured motorists or a bus company that is denying responsibility, our legal advocates know how to deal with insurance while we help you get the immediate medical care you need as your case is pending. Our goal is to win you compensation that will cover your present and future medical costs, present and future income losses, and more.
We help clients pursue compensation in bus crash cases involving:
- Distracted or reckless driving
- Poor bus maintenance
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Fatigued driving
- Bad weather/road conditions
- Defective parts
- Multiple involved vehicles
- Insufficient bus driver training
- Improper supervision
- Hours-of-service violations
Who Is Liable for Bus Accidents?
Determining who is at fault for an accident is important if you wish to pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. However, establishing liability in bus accident claims is often complex. For example, although a bus driver may have actually caused an accident, his or her employer (the company that owns the bus, a government entity, etc.) may be liable, as employers are generally liable for their employees’ “bad acts” in California. In legal terms, this is known as respondeat superior.
If you were injured in a bus accident, any of the following parties may be legally liable:
- The bus driver
- A private bus company
- A local or state government entity
- The company that leases the bus
- The manufacturer of a defective bus/bus part
- A third-party motorist, pedestrian, or bicyclist
Whether you have a case against the bus driver, a bus company, equipment makers, other drivers on the road, or even a government entity, we can investigate who is at fault for your bus accident and work to ensure that they are held responsible for your losses.
Why Choose Our Antelope Valley Bus Accident Attorneys?
In the wake of a serious accident or injury, you may be unsure of what to do next or where to turn. Accident Attorneys is prepared to handle every aspect of your case so that you can focus on healing. When it comes to bus accident claims and lawsuits, we have the experience that matters.
- We have won $1+ billion in settlements and jury verdicts.
- Our two attorneys bring 75+ years’ collective experience.
- We make home and hospital visits if you can’t come to us.
- Our lawyers work directly one-on-one with each client.
- We’ve been in Super Lawyers® and National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.
Please don’t hesitate to contact a Palmdale bus accident lawyer from our firm for your FREE case review today.
If someone else's negligence or carelessness caused your accident, you have the right to pursue financial compensation for your damages. Speak with a lawyer from Accident Attorneys to learn more about your legal rights and options with our firm. You can also fill out an online evaluation form for additional information about your unique case.
Every case is different. A variety of circumstances determine the value of your claim. Property damage, medical expenses, hospitalization fees, pain, and suffering, missed wages, and many other factors can affect the outcome of your case.
You can even collect damages for future unemployment / missed wages and ongoing medical costs. Speak with a member of the legal team at Accident Attorneys to learn more about the potential value of your case.
If you file a claim against an individual, his / her insurance company is probably aware of the judgment. If the insurance is unaware of the settlement, you can notify the insurer. At this point, the insurance provider should issue a check for the settlement.
If the responsible party does not have insurance, you may need to enter the settlement with the court. The court has the authority to enforce the judgment if the responsible party refuses to pay.
There is no minimum amount of money allowed for a personal injury settlement; every case is determined by the unique facts surrounding the claim. Additionally, most jurisdictions do not have a cap on the amount of my money that you can receive through a personal injury settlement.
In California, the amount of money that you can receive for noneconomic damages (pain, suffering, etc.) for a medical malpractice case is limited to $250,000; however, other injury settlements are not subject to this restriction.
Generally speaking, parents are not allowed to access any money given to their child for a personal injury settlement. This is because some parents may take the money for their own benefit instead of the child.
Your child's money will probably be placed in a blocked bank account that only he / she can access at the age of 18. The court may allow you to access the money sooner, but only if it is needed for the child's well-being or health.