When you step on the bus, you place your trust in the driver and the company.

More importantly: you put your life in their hands.

Unfortunately, some drivers can be negligent. Exhaustion and poor concentration are one of the most common causes of numerous accidents in the streets of California. Buses themselves don’t offer precautions in the form of seatbelts or airbags. And due to their weight, seemingly simple accidents could result in deadly rollover accidents or roof crushes. 

Even if the bus drivers are paying attention to the road and the signals, there are still other careless drivers who can cause bus accidents. And before you’ve had the time to process what happened, you’ve sustained injuries that have prevented you from going to work and performing regular activities. You and your family are suffering. In the best case scenario, you’ve sustained light lacerations.

However, bus accidents in California can also lead to complicated injuries such as:

  • Broken bones
  • Concussions
  • Internal organ damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Head and neck injuries

And when your health or the health of someone you love has been compromised by negligent behavior, you need to ask for justice.  Hiring an attorney that specializes in bus accidents in California is the best course of action.

Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit after a Bus Accident

If you have sustained injuries as a passenger on the bus, a pedestrian, or a driver in cases where the bus is at fault, you can file a personal injury lawsuit in the state of California. You can even get reimbursed if you were injured by a bus on a bus stop.

You can file a lawsuit in any case where a bus driver or a public transit company was at fault, and you sustained bodily and emotional damages as a result. You can be compensated for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Vehicle repair
  • Emotional pain
  • Court fees

If you’ve lost a spouse, a child, or a grandchild in a bus accident in California, you can also file a lawsuit requesting to be compensated for damages such as:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Financial costs
  • Emotional pain

However, navigating the thin lines of compensation eligibility can be complicated on your own. In that case, it’s best to consult one of our expert bus accident attorneys.

How a Bus Accident Attorney in California Helps

Bus accidents are extremely traumatic events and when they’re happening to you, filing a lawsuit may be the last thing on your mind. However, the court can reimburse you for damages. It’s much easier to recover when you’ve made sure you’re financially stable.

The attorneys at the EFS Law Center get the results you expect by helping with the following processes:

1. Preparing and filing paperwork in time

The majority of personal injury lawsuits in California have a statute of limitations of two yearsThis means that if you don’t file the paperwork in time, your lawsuit could be nullified.

However, there are certain exceptions. If you’ve suffered injury that prevented you from filing the claim as a direct result of the accident, if you discovered the injury later on, or if you were a minor at the time, you may be given more time to file your claim. If you have a bus accident lawyer, you can avoid going over the deadline and get your reimbursement as soon as possible.

2. Gathering the bus accident evidence

In order to file a damages claim, you’ll need evidence of fault. Depending on your case, there could be multiple defendants (responsible parties). For example, the driver and the company. The damages in bus accidents usually come from the defendant’s breach of duty of care (using care to avoid injuring others).

All of this can be proven by police reports, witness statements, as well as bicycle accident scene photos. You should also attach your medical bills to define the severity of your injury. Even if you and the other party were both at fault, you can still file a lawsuit if you sustained more injuries under California’s comparative fault law.


3. Negotiating a settlement

With an expert attorney, you can quickly reach a settlement with the person and/or the company that were responsible for your injuries.

4. Representing you in court

If your case goes to trial, our attorneys will be there to support you and make sure you get the compensation you’re entitled to.

Contact EFS Law Center Today!

If you or your loved one have been injured in a bus accident in California in the past two years, schedule a free consultation with our attorneys and get the reimbursement you deserve!

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