If you have been injured in a bus crash — either while inside the bus, waiting for its arrival or in another vehicle completely, you will need an experienced Los Angeles bus accident lawyer to represent you in an effort to receive compensation for your injuries.
The professional team of bus accident attorneys in Los Angeles at the Law Offices of Steers & Associates provides a committed approach to helping their clients navigate the intimidating legal process. When you or a loved one is involved in a bus crash, the bus’ owner and operator will likely try to counter any claims made by the passengers, or other vehicles that were damaged in the process. With our attorney group, we enforce the law with experience and accident recreation tactics that tell the story for our clients, so we can provide the best representation possible at every turn.
At the Law Offices of Steers & Associates, each of our Los Angeles bus accident lawyers will meet with personal injury victims to learn the depth of their case, and get to the bottom of who is responsible for their injuries. Once our facts are aligned through a free consultation, we will pursue the responsible party for their negligent behavior and deliver financial restitution to our clients as a result.
What is the Difference Between a Bus Accident & Bus Crash?
The experienced and knowledgeable Los Angeles bus accident lawyer team at the Law Offices of Steers & Associates are happy to explain any of your personal injury questions with clarity, so you know exactly where your case stands, and how we plan to pursue the other party to obtain the damages necessary for you to move forward with your life in a positive way.
Common bus crash and bus accident determinants include, but are not limited to:
- Bus Driver Error, Inexperience or Impairment
- Defective Mechanical Equipment (Brakes, Transmission, Steering)
- Disregard for Traffic Signs & Rules of the Road
- Failure to Yield
- Improper Use of Bus Lanes
- Safety Violations, including Seating, Railings and Entry & Exit Paths
No matter the cause of your bus accident injury, it is important that you retain the representation of a knowledgeable Los Angeles bus accident attorney without delay, so the facts can be obtained through witness interviews and accident reconstruction consultants. Our attorneys will build and execute a rock solid case on your behalf, to help you recover from your injuries fully.
What Kind Of Compensation Can Victims Expect After Bus Accidents?
Bus accidents are debilitating, and often leave passengers in the accidents with pain and suffering that lasts for years to come. Whether you were in a school bus accident, a crash involving a tour bus, or in a city bus accident, all types of bus accidents are handled with the utmost concern under California state law. You may be entitled to seek compensation for:
- Medical Bills: School buses, tour buses, and other common carriers are much bigger and heavier than standard cars. Therefore, bus accidents are typically more harmful to an individual than regular car crashes, leaving Los Angeles accident victims with serious injuries and high medical bills. We’re here to set you free from that burden.
- Pain and Suffering: The law allows you to recover for your past and future pain and suffering incurred due to negligent conduct of another in a bus accident.
- Lost Wages: Our trial lawyers will defend your right to lost wage compensation from the bus company while you stay home to nurse your injuries.
- Wrongful Death: Bus accidents take too many innocent lives every year. An accident may leave you suddenly without a loved one. We will fight in wrongful death cases for the allowable damages after the loss of a loved one wrongfully caused in a bus accident.
Other areas of compensation related to you or your loved ones’ serious injuries may be available, so be sure to discuss all your concerns with our team of attorneys. Insurance companies often try to pay out the least possible amount in accident claims and, without a bus accident lawyer by your side, you run the risk of missing out on the compensation you deserve.
Don’t try to stand up against bus companies and insurance companies by yourself. The trial lawyers at the Law Offices of Steers & Associates are skilled in these specific practice areas and will work to get you the settlement you deserve as soon as possible.
How Long Do I Have To File Accident Claims in Los Angeles, California?
In Los Angeles, California, the deadline to file a claim with a public entity involving buses is six months. A damages claim, however, is different from a lawsuit. Specific laws and deadlines apply when the at fault party involves a public entity as opposed to a private company. It is important that you consult with a knowledgeable attorney/law firm in the field to avoid any statute of limitations issues.
How Much Does It Cost To Speak With A Southern California Attorney?
Not all Los Angeles, CA attorneys offer a free consultation for victims involved in accidents. But at the Law Offices of Steers & Associates, we fully understand how hard it is for victims of bus accidents to get back on their feet after getting injured. That’s why we offer a free case evaluation for those involved in these specific types of accidents.
Bus drivers, bus companies and common carriers need to be held accountable when they fail to perform bus maintenance, don’t have functioning seatbelts, or otherwise endanger their passengers and other drivers. Our lawyers will help you get the compensation you deserve. In fact, you pay no fees at all unless we win your case.
Remember, don’t try to stand up to these entities on your own. Your average bus operator is likely backed by a larger private bus company or public entity, which has extensive resources in place to protect their drivers from being held accountable for injured passengers and drivers.
Team up with our attorneys in order to get the settlement you deserve, without having to pay any money up front for a consultation or legal fees before your day in court. Schedule a free consultation with the Law Offices of Steers & Associates today.
Taking Leadership to a New Level
The bus accident lawyers in Los Angeles at the Law Offices of Steers & Associates take the lead in investigating your case thoroughly, so you do not have to do the leg work. Our exceptional team of professionals knows the exact questions to ask, and the perfect sources for accident evidence recovery, allowing us to build your case for optimal results.
Our leadership qualities are unmatched in the legal field, and allow our clients to reap the benefits of obtaining settlements quickly and efficiently, so they can focus on their recovery efforts, instead of their lost wages and increased medical bills. Allow our lawyers to help but through the red tape that often accompanies corporate claims, so you can receive compensation sooner than later.
A Recent Review:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I was in an accident where my car was totaled. At first, I thought I could handle things by myself but then my pain began to get much worse. I hired Allen based on the recommendation of a friend and he did not disappoint. He was very fast in answering my calls and emails. He also got me the maximum settlement from the other person’s insurance and then got me compensation from my insurance too. – James