We know that sometimes you just don’t feel like driving somewhere. We also know that you can find some great bus options in and around Glendale. While many people tend to overlook buses, they play a vital role in keeping the streets less congested and ensuring that many people who otherwise wouldn’t have a ride can get where they need to go.
But what happens if a bus causes an accident? What happens if they cause injuries?
When you need a Glendale bus accident attorney, you can turn to the Compass Law Group for help. Our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to ensure you are fairly compensated after an accident.
You probably don’t realize just how many buses are on the roadways. In Glendale alone, the LADOT, Metro Local, Metro Rapid, and Glendale Beeline all operate within the city. Greyhound also has connections in Glendale.
How about the thousands of school buses on our streets?
Consider all the freeways that surround the city. There are plenty of buses around us.
All bus driver in California must obtain their commercial driver’s license and as well as specific endorsements depending on who they are driving and how many passengers they carry. Each company or governmental agency should properly train their drivers for every type of bus they will be operating.
Improperly trained drivers are dangerous for passengers and others in and around the roadway. Drivers who operate distracted by their phones or while impaired by alcohol or drugs are particularly dangerous and should be held accountable when they cause harm.
Whether it is a private company or a government agency operating the buses, they should all inspect and maintain their vehicles regularly. A failure to some part of the bus, whether the powertrain, wheels, brakes or other parts can cause significant harm to people.
Buses are large vehicles and weigh much more than passenger cars. When they get into an accident, people involved can become seriously hurt.
Most buses do not require passengers to wear seatbelts. If the bus tips or rolls over, people will be thrown around mercilessly.
For other drivers on the roadway, a bus can total their vehicle and cause them serious harm. A bus is so large that it can affect dozens of vehicles at once.
Many accidents involving buses become mass casualty events.
If the accident was caused by the negligence of a bus driver or bus company, what can be done?
How is it fair that someone else’s negligence can impact your life so severely?
We know that any accident is scary and confusing. The Compass Law Group is going to help you through this. Our bus accident attorneys will ensure that insurance companies don’t make you settle for an amount that will NOT cover your expenses. We will make sure you have enough for medical costs, lost income if you can’t work, as well as pain and suffering damages. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-602-4010.
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.