Abogado de Accidente de Autobús en Northridge CA

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Have You Been Hurt in a Bus Accident?

Buses are a common site throughout California. Hundreds of thousands of commuters use buses each year to travel from place to place. Some buses offer local transit around a city and service commercial districts, while others use buses as their way to commute to and from work. Still others decide to ride on a bus as they travel out of state to see loved ones. Whatever the reason, California residents are boarding buses in large numbers every year and that is a pattern that is expected to continue in the coming decades.

The majority of these residents travel safely while aboard these buses but unfortunately, many sustain injuries every year in California bus accidents. Commonly these injuries are very significant, partially because passengers do not wear seat belts while riding on most buses. With many bus companies servicing Northridge and California in its entirety, it may not be shocking that these bus crashes account for numerous injuries annually and unfortunately some may result in death. If you sustain an injury, be sure to speak with a Northridge bus accident attorney ASAP.

What are some of the common causes of bus accidents?

Bus drivers encounter many of the same challenges as any driver, plus a few other unique problems. Some common reasons for bus accidents include:

  • Driver distraction-- Motorists who pay more attention to their phones or various other electronic devices are more prone to collisions. Because of the number of passengers on buses, bus drivers also are more susceptible to passenger distractions than someone operating a car.
  • Driver fatigue-- Similar to a truck driver, bus drivers have a schedule to meet. This commonly means they work long hours without taking sufficient breaks. The loud environment of a bus can also wear on a driver.
  • Speeding-- To make their scheduled stops, drivers may disregard speed limits or road conditions because of inclement weather.
  • Vehicle maintenance-- A poorly maintained bus can crash due to a failing part.
  • Insufficient training-- Too often, drivers lack proper training on the safest practices for operating a bus. The lack of training or poor training can result in a driver error that can cause an accident.

What injuries are common in bus accidents?

Just like any type of collision on Northridge roadways, the injuries from a bus accident can in part depend on the speed of travel and the size of the other vehicle or vehicles in the collision.

The most common injuries consist of:

  • Fractures (broken bones) that require surgical repair
  • Lesiones craneales y cerebrales
  • Lesiones de espalda y cuello
  • Lesiones de la médula espinal
  • Cicatrices y laceraciones
  • Muerte por negligencia

What legal rights are available to a bus crash victim?

As a bus crash victim, the law may offer you one or more civil claims to pursue. The cases available will rely on the circumstances of a specific accident and who is at fault in the accident.

Terceros culpables

If another driver causes an accident with a bus while you are a passenger on that bus, you may have a claim against the other driver for your injuries. If the other driver does not have sufficient insurance coverage available for all of the injuries sustained in the accident or if the other motorist has no insurance available at all, you may also have a right to bring an uninsured or underinsured case against your own insurance company or the bus company itself, if there is UM coverage available.

Conductor de autobús culpable

Alternatively, if the accident is because of a negligent bus driver and you were either a bus passenger or in another vehicle, you may have a claim against the bus driver and the bus company. This is true even if the bus owner is a municipality, like a city bus used for public transportation.

Defectos de seguridad en un autobús

Finally, if the crash is caused by some defect in the bus itself and not by actions of any drivers, you may have a claim against the:

  • fabricante del autobús
  • vendedor del autobús
  • propietario/operador del autobús
  • anyone who performed negligent maintenance while servicing the bus

Any bus driver that is hurt in a crash may also have a claim for worker's compensation for their injuries.

The possibility of so many claims makes a bus accident case complicated and complex. Usually the more vehicles involved in the crash, the more complicated the case( s). This is a reason that when selecting a bus crash lawyer in Northridge, you want to pick one with experience prosecuting personal injury cases.

¿Qué hago después de estar involucrado en un accidente de autobús?

You might be shaken and in a state of shock after being involved in a bus crash. But there are a few important things that you need to do before leaving the scene.

  • Llama al 911
  • Obtenga información sobre los testigos
  • Buscar atención médica
  • Call a bus crash attorney

How much can I recover financially after a bus accident?

The amount of money you may collect after a bus accident will depend a lot on the extent of your injuries. Generally, you may recover the costs of your:

  • gastos médicos
  • ingresos perdidos
  • dolor y sufrimiento
  • pérdida de la compañía
  • lost earning capacity
  • daños causados por la incapacidad permanente o la desfiguración

Families that have lost a loved one in a Northridge bus crash might also collect for any treatment their loved one sustained prior to dying in addition to compensation for funeral and burial expenses, loss of companionship, and various other damages. Speak with an expert Northridge bus crash attorney to learn all of your options.

Have you been injured in a Northridge Bus Crash?

The Northridge bus accident attorneys at Drake Law Firm will strive to help you get the financial recovery that you deserve. Bus crash damages may include: medical expenses, disfigurement, pain and suffering, loss of normal life, loss of income, and much more. We additionally look to recover present and future expenses when defending an accident victim.

At Drake Law Firm, we've assisted numerous personal injury clients to get the compensation they require to recover. We won't let you accept unfair treatment from other law firms and we will defend you from beginning to end. If you need help with Bus Accidents in Northridge, California, give us a call at (844) 513-7253 for a FREE consultation or visit our website at to get started on your case today! 

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