Los Angeles Bus Accident Lawyer
As a state with countless popular tourist destinations and home to residents who enjoy the many commuting options, Los Angeles boasts thousands of miles of bus routes. What many riders do not anticipate is being in a busing accident. Los Angeles experiences hundreds of these collisions every year on its roadway leaving victims with serious injuries that sometimes prove fatal.
Working with an experienced Los Angeles bus accident attorney like those at Brand Law Group can make a difference when trying to recover damages and loss after such a devastating experience.
Common Causes of Bus Accidents in Los Angeles
While it may seem obvious that buses are heavier and more difficult to maneuver, there are many reasons why accidents occur. From a driver being inexperienced in poor weather conditions to taking a turn too sharply, determining what led to the crash will be a key aspect of your case.
Below are just a few of many reasons that busing accidents happen in California:
Federal law requires that bus companies follow regulations regarding how long their drivers can operate without rest. Drivers who do not rest risk passenger safety because of sleep deficits and fatigue.
One of the top dangers on the roadway is distracted driving. Bus drivers focusing on anything but the road often risk the safety of their passengers and cause accidents.
It is well-known that speeding or driving at speeds not fit for weather or traffic conditions can lead to accidents. Bus drivers who are running behind schedule can cause devastating accidents when in a hurry.
Poor Vehicle Maintenance
Federal law requires bus companies to maintain their vehicles and keep logs of such maintenance. Busing accidents as a result of not doing so can make the company liable for your injuries.
Between passengers, traffic conditions, and the weather, there are many reasons a bus driver can become overwhelmed and stressed out. This could result in reckless driving behavior that leads to an accident.
California law makes it clear that bus drivers cannot be under the influence of drugs or alcohol while operating their vehicles. When an accident occurs because of an intoxicated driver, both the busing company and the operator may be liable.
Recovering Damages After a California Bus Accident
Bus collisions are particularly devastating to the human body because there are little to no seat belts and momentum of the vehicle at impact. Because buses do have a higher risk for a roll-over crash, injuries are often severe and may include:
Spinal cord trauma
Amputation of a limb
Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Soft tissue injuries
These types of catastrophic injuries often require an experienced California bus accident attorney to represent your best interests while you focus on the physical and emotional recovery involved. Brand Law Group can ensure that you do not miss any critical deadlines for filing your claim and pursue fair compensation for your injuries on your behalf.
We assist bus accident victims and their families by negotiating with or suing the liable parties involved to provide compensation for some or all of the below damages:
Current and future medical expenses
Loss of consortium
Reduced or lost earning capacity
Pain and suffering
Emotional distress and anguish
Get the Injury Compensation You Deserve
As a highly skilled litigator, Attorney Anton Abramyan tireless advocates for your compensation rights to ensure you receive a settlement or court award you deserve. Our legal team includes Rozie Kanimian, who have extensive experience working with injury victims and act as dedicated advocates for their clients. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to assess your personal injury case right away.