Los Angeles Bus Accident Attorneys

Los Angeles Bus Accident Lawyer

The experienced Los Angeles Bus Accident Lawyers of Bisnar Chase have successfully represented accident victims for over 40 years. Thousands of Americans are seriously injured or killed each year in public transportation vehicles, and we have seen insurance companies cheat those victims out of fair compensation.

The Personal Injury Attorneys of Bisnar Chase want to be the people at your side to fight for what you deserve.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a bus wreck, contact our Los Angeles County legal experts for a free consultation at (323) 238-4683.

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Different Types of Bus Accidents in Los Angeles

At times, commuters ride buses to lessen the costs of transportation. Those who do not own a vehicle can save money by avoiding the costs of gas, routine maintenance, and a car insurance policy. Unfortunately, some bus accidents can cost people their life.

Buses that are frequently involved in accidents include:

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Potential Causes of LA Bus Wrecks

Recently there was a stream of California bus accidents involving tour bus companies. The Feds stepped in and cracked down on unsafe bus companies. Typically, these charter buses are poorly maintained and put lives at risk. Some of the most common causes of Los Angeles bus crashes include:

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About 70% of the deaths in school bus-related crashes were occupants of vehicles other than the school bus.

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More on Bus Driver Negligence

Plenty of bus accidents are caused by bus driver error or negligence. Bus drivers and bus companies have a legal obligation to safely transport their passengers. There are many ways in which a bus driver's negligence can cause a bus to crash. Some of the actions that can lead to a catastrophic bus accident include:

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Los Angeles Bus Accident Cases

When you are a passenger on a bus, there is very little you can do to prevent an accident beyond making sure that you are not a distraction. Multiple passengers have been hurt due to the negligence on the part of a bus driver or a faulty bus part. These types of accidents are common in Los Angeles County. Below is a list of bus crashes cases that have occurred in LA.

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Common Bus Collision Injuries

Due to their size and weight, buses can be particularly dangerous when they are involved in crashes with smaller passenger vehicles. Those who have been seriously injured in any type of accident, including bus crashes, or who have lost loved ones, can file for fair compensation.

Bus accident injuries that can be claimed in a bus accident lawsuit can include:

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What to do After a Los Angeles Bus Accident

The actions you take after a bus collision are important because it can affect the amount you receive in your settlement. If you are injured while riding a bus in Los Angeles, there are a few steps that you can take to protect your best interests.

  1. Call the police: One of the first steps you need to take after a bus collision is to contact the authorities. Once the authorities have been contacted, depending on the severity of the accident, an ambulance will be sent out to your location. Pull over to the side of the road or to a safe area so that you can easily receive medical attention promptly when the ambulance arrives.
  2. Collect information: Regarding evidence, do not walk away empty-handed.  As you wait for the police to arrive, write down everything you remember about the crash. Keep these questions in mind when making notes. Where were you seated? What were you doing at the time of the crash? When and where did the accident occur? What types of injuries did you sustain? Who were the people who witnessed the collision? If you are not physically capable of gathering information such as a driver’s license number, insurance policy number, photos or witness accounts, have somebody else at the scene gather this evidence. Remember to not only to take pictures of the vehicles but also of the street conditions and weather.
  3. Stay until the authorities say you can leave: This is important. The authorities are there to assess the situation. When the local authorities arrive at the scene of the accident, you need to file a police report as well. This is one piece of evidence that is vital and can help you win the compensation you need to recover from your catastrophic injuries. Police and fire truck on road.
  4. Contact your insurance company: After you have sought out medical attention for your injuries, file a claim immediately. The sooner you contact your insurance company, the sooner you can receive compensation for damages such as lost wages and bills from medical treatments. It is not necessary for you to speak to the other party’s insurance company.
  5. Seek legal advice: The Los Angeles bus accident lawyers of Bisnar Chase have been holding negligent bus companies accountable since 1978. We have sustained a 96% rate at winning compensation for our injury clients and will inform you of the status of your case every step of the way. Call our Los Angeles County offices today at (323) 238-4683 for a free case evaluation.
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Who Can Be Responsible for the Damages?

There are several parties that can be responsible for your bus collision. The first can be the bus manufacturer. A bus is large and requires a lot of maintenance. Manufacturer negligence can result in a dangerous bus being sent out for use. This type of accident can be also categorized as an auto defect case.

The second party that can be responsible for a bus wreck is the bus company or the tour company. Bus companies have a legal obligation to ensure that they hire the right people to operate the common carriers. They should also make sure that their bus drivers are properly trained and supervised.

In addition, the responsibility of maintaining the buses also falls on the bus company. Companies should perform regular inspections on their vehicles while paying special attention to the tires and brakes to reduce the number of bus crashes annually.

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Qualities Your Lawyer Should Have

Finding a great lawyer to take on your case is crucial. There are some key qualities to look out for that your Los Angeles Bus Accident Attorney should have. Lawyer shaking client's hand.One of the most important qualities that a lawyer should have is years of experience working on these types of cases.  An accident attorney may have years of experience in personal injury law, but may not have much with public transportation collisions.

Another significant quality a bus crash lawyer should have is a good success rate when it comes to winning personal injury cases. The lawyers of Bisnar Chase have held a 96% success rate at winning compensation for our clients. We are determined to do the same for you. Contact our law firm to explore your legal options.

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Experienced Los Angeles Bus Accident Lawyers

The law firm of Bisnar Chase and its skilled team of trial attorneys has over 40 years of experience and has won over $650 Million in verdicts and settlements. We are passionate about our clients and will ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to for your bus accident or wrongful death claim.

Call 323-238-4683 for a free case analysis with a top-notch legal team member.

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys
6701 Center Drive West, 14th Fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90045

(323) 238-4683

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