California boasts a rather impressive public transit network, including the mass transit services offered by Amtrak and Greyhound. If you live or work in Anaheim or elsewhere in the state, you may be grateful for the opportunity to avoid navigating the busy roads as a driver, instead of spending your commute or other journey reading, catching up on work, or simply relaxing. Of course, choosing to travel via public transit also offers some environmental benefits when compared to using your own vehicle for all journeys.
When you opt to use public transit, the driver has a duty of care to get you and your fellow passengers to your destination safely. When this duty is not fulfilled, you may be entitled to claim compensation in respect of any resulting injuries and damages.
Additionally, bus accident attorneys do not only handle mass public transit crashes, but we can also represent you in a school bus and private bus accidents. Contact Compass Law Group, PC today should you require any further information.
Generally, bus accidents happen for similar reasons to other vehicle accidents – that is, negligence or reckless driving. However, as buses are longer, bulkier and heavier than your average car or SUV, they are more likely to overturn in the event of a collision, potentially causing catastrophic injuries.
If you have been injured in a bus accident, whether it involved a public bus service or a private bus company, there are several parties who could be considered responsible. The potentially responsible parties include the driver of the bus, the manufacturer of any defective bus parts which may have contributed to the collision, the municipality, owners of a private bus company, or the driver of another vehicle involved.
With so many potentials, assigning blame after an Anaheim bus accident can be a complicated issue, and is best left in the hands of an experienced bus accident attorney, with up-to-date knowledge of the relevant legal procedures.
Since 2014, a total of 69,000 bus accidents have been reported across the United States, according to the Bureau of Traffic Statistics. To provide more details, nationwide in 2015:
While it is true that bus accidents in Anaheim and elsewhere in the United States amount to just 12% of all accidents, it is not improbable that you, or a loved one, will be affected at some point. As such, an Anaheim bus accident attorney is dedicated to protecting your legal rights and securing the compensation and damages you deserve.
Being involved in a bus accident is sure to have been a traumatic experience, so you should not add to the stress by attempting to represent yourself. Leave the legal procedures in the hands of an experienced professional, and concentrate on recovering from your injuries instead. In addition to benefiting from expert legal guidance and support, our legal expertise means we are likely to recover maximum compensation on your behalf.
Hiring the right personal injury attorney can often make the difference between getting the maximum settlement to account for your medical care, damages and lost wages or getting short changed or even having your case dismissed completely.
Have you been injured an accident due to the negligence of others? Contact the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Compass Law Group, PC because finding direction after an accident means having a great Compass on hand.