Bus Accident Attorney
At Sweet James, we realize the full impact a bus accident can have on you, your loved ones, and your community. You don’t have to be in this alone. Pursuing compensation doesn’t have to be complicated.
Bus accidents are a serious matter and are different than a typical auto accident. From city buses to school buses, bus accidents typically involve multiple people and potentially cause major injuries and death. If you or a loved one has experienced a bus crash, our team of dedicated bus accident lawyers are here to guide you through the healing process to make sure you recover in full.
As bus accident lawyers, we have first-hand knowledge of how devastating and traumatic a bus accident can be. From our children being injured to ourselves, dealing with the shocking aftermath of a bus crash can be a tremendously difficult time for all involved.
WHAT IS THE DEADLINE TO FILE A CLAIM?
Bus accidents are a problem throughout the country.In California, the statute of limitations for most personal injury cases is two years. If a public entity (like a city bus driver) is at fault, the statute of limitations can be as soon as 6 months after your accident. If you are a minor at the time of the accident, it some cases the statute begins to count down starting at the age of eighteen. Statutes can vary depending on the type of case, so it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney after your accident so you don’t lose your chance for rightful compensation.
THE DANGERS OF BUS ACCIDENTS
Buses including public metro buses, school buses, charter buses, and any other large bus are generally safe forms of travel. However, buses have large blind spots which can lead to dangerous accidents. When these accidents do occur, the impact can lead to serious injuries and even the death of pedestrians, passengers and drivers. Since passengers rarely use seatbelts on buses (some buses do not even have seatbelts), they can sustain more severe injuries compared to other vehicle accidents. Some common bus injuries include:
- Head traumas
- Spinal cord damage
- Broken bones
If you suffered an injuries from the above list or any other injury in a bus accident, then we may be able to provide you with legal representation for your case. Our personal injury attorneys have represented numerous victims who have been hurt due to negligence. We are dedicated to fighting for the compensation that our clients deserve.
WHAT CAN WE RECOVER?
Sometimes, it is difficult to tell who is at fault in an accident. When this is the case, the common-law doctrine of comparative negligence (or comparative fault) comes into play. In the United States, even if you are partially at fault for a collision, you can receive damages. Our experienced car accident attorneys will use witnesses and reconstruction experts to build a solid case for you. If the other person involved in the accident doesn’t have insurance, we can check to see if you have an “uninsured motorist” clause in your insurance policy. With this clause, your insurance will step into the shoes of the negligent driver without coverage and compensate you for damages and your insurance rates will not be affected.
Following the steps listed above after an auto accident will help you stay safe; physically, mentally, and legally. Never discuss the details of the accident with the other party’s insurance company, attorney, or the adjuster. Instruct them to speak to your attorney and provide them with your attorney’s contact information, instead. Let our experienced car accident lawyers take care of the negotiation between insurance companies. You have nothing to lose, your consultation is free and confidential, and you won’t pay a single penny unless we win your case.
A BUS ACCIDENT ATTORNEY CAN HELP
Insurance companies and other parties involved in the incident don’t always take responsibility for their actions. They’ll never give you the whole truth about the power you have. Don’t let an insurance adjuster take advantage of you. At Sweet James, our experienced bus accident attorneys put you and your needs first.
Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for a free consultation tailored to your case’s specifics. No pressure. Just answers.