Any city as reliant on public transportation as Los Angeles is will see a lot of traffic from buses and cars all trying to get to their destination safely.
In a perfect world these traffic patterns would be no cause for concern other than the occasional gridlock, but when you have this many buses trying to share the road with pedestrians and other vehicles, accidents are bound to happen.
No matter the cause of the accident, the numbers don’t lie – bus accidents are a common fact of life for many travelers or commuters, and any injury suffered during a bus accident can have a deleterious effect on your life and finances.
What are the different types of bus accidents?
The varied nature of bus travel can lead to a variety of bus accidents on the roads of Los Angeles, including:
- Public transit bus accidents, or accidents involving a publicly-provided commuter bus
- School bus accidents
- Shuttle bus accidents, or accidents involving a private bus used to transport guests to and from resorts, airports, hotels, and more
- Commercial and charter bus accidents, or accidents involving a bus being used for tours, private parties, or other commercial uses
Los Angeles has long been home to many different types of passenger buses. Commercial tour buses are a common sight for tourists wishing to see the sights and landmarks around the city, school buses carry students to and from their classes every day, and record numbers of passengers use city buses to get to their destinations year-round. The vast amount of bus passengers means accidents are common, and injuries relating from these accidents are sadly common.
What injuries can result from a bus accident?
As with other forms of auto accidents, the injuries from bus accidents can range from inconvenient to disastrous, with all of them having a major impact on your life.
What are my options if I am injured in a bus accident?
There are a nearly countless number of factors that can go into a bus accident, but if your accident was caused by reckless negligence on behalf of the owner or operator of the bus, you may be able to seek damages.
Bus drivers, as well as the companies that own and maintain the buses, have a duty under law to take every reasonable step to maintain both the mechanical integrity of their vehicles to prevent accidents, as well as the safety of all those aboard their buses. This includes regular maintenance and safety inspection of the vehicles, as well as proper training and enforced safe driving guidelines for the operators of each bus.
If you have been injured due to negligence on the part of the bus owner or operator, you may be able to seek financial damages including medical costs, in-home care during recovery, lost wages, and more. Proving that your injury was the result of negligent behavior on behalf of the bus driver or the company that manages their fleet, but with the talented and compassionate attorneys of The Wallace Firm at your side, you can seek the justice you deserve.
Contact a bus injury attorney today
Personal injury cases can be a complex matter, and the right injury lawyer can go a long way towards helping you prove your case and get compensated for your injuries. The Wallace Firm is willing to go to bat for you at every step of the process, and we won’t stop until you’ve gotten the resolution you need for the injuries you’ve suffered. Contact us today to let us start reviewing your case.