Los Angeles Bus Accident Lawyer
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reports that between 1999 and 2002, there were approximately 325 buses involved in fatal accidents. A June 2011 article in USA Today reported that this number is severely under-counted and doesn’t include accidents and fatalities suffered in mid-size buses.
Whether you or a loved one suffered a bus accident while riding in a public bus, motor coach, shuttle bus, tour bus, or school bus, a Los Angeles bus accident lawyer at Pocrass & De Los Reyes will do everything legally possible to ensure that you are compensated for the personal injuries you suffered or the wrongful death of a loved one. Contact Jim Pocrass, a Los Angeles bus accident lawyer, for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.
Why You Need a Bus Accident Lawyer
Accidents involving public buses, shuttles, private buses, and school buses are often extremely serious. A bus accident can result in you suffering horrible personal injuries, including spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, burns, fractures, soft tissue injuries, and even a wrongful death.
The experienced Los Angeles bus accident lawyers at Pocrass & De Los Reyes will fight to ensure that you are compensated for:
- Medical bills – past and future
- Lost wages and benefits – past and future
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses
Though Pocrass & De Los Reyes are headquartered in Los Angeles, they represent all Californians who have suffered serious personal injuries and families who have lost a loved one to a wrongful death due to the carelessness or negligence of another. Wherever you are in California, if we think we can assist you in obtaining compensation for your damages, we will come to you.
Causes of Bus Accidents
There are many reasons for bus accidents. The most common are:
- Driver inattention.
- Driver intoxication on alcohol or drugs.
- Poor bus maintenance.
- Poorly trained drivers.
Finding the reasons for a bus accident is critical to the amount of compensation you may receive.
It takes an experienced bus accident lawyer, like those at Pocrass & De Los Reyes, who know what to look for in a bus accident investigation to get the proof you need to win your bus accident lawsuit.
Legal Assistance with Your Bus Accident Lawsuit
Working with a government entity and insurance companies that cover buses, is nothing like working with an insurance company in a typical motor vehicle accident.
A Los Angeles bus accident lawyer at Pocrass & De Los Reyes know the difference and knows how to:
- File the necessary notices to preserve your claim.
- Fight governmental entities when they attempt to avoid liability by claiming governmental immunity.
- Establish liability against a common carrier.
Timing in Bus Accident Lawsuits
It is important that you contact a bus accident attorney as soon as possible. There are statutes of limitations (deadlines) by which time you must file legal papers. If you miss this deadline, you are giving up your chance to ever file a lawsuit.
It also is important to your case that a Los Angeles bus accident lawyer at Pocrass & De Los Reyes begin investigating the bus accident before evidence disappears or witnesses forget.
Your Los Angeles bus accident lawyer at Pocrass & De Los Reyes will assemble a team of experts to present testimony in such areas as accident reconstruction, medicine, psychiatry, and product engineering to prove your case.
Contact a Bus Accident Attorney
When the bus accident attorneys at Pocrass & De Los Reyes take your case, they take it on a contingency basis. This means you pay nothing until your case is resolved.
For a FREE, no-obligation consultation, contact a Los Angeles bus accident attorney at Pocrass & De Los Reyes.
Bus Accident Case Results
While our client was a passenger on an airport bus in San Francisco, the driver lost control of the bus on the freeway causing a bus accident. The bus hit a concrete bridge pillar. Our client was badly injured and two fingers on one of her hands had to be amputated. Even though the bus company had limited insurance, the company agreed to contribute additional money to what its insurance company was offering.
A 38-year-old attorney was injured in a bus accident when a bus in which she was riding side-swiped a car. As a result of the accident, our client fell off the seat onto the floor and later developed fibromyalgia, a pain disorder that affects many parts of the body. The case was settled shortly before trial.
Contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation. At Pocrass & De Los Reyes, you pay nothing until your case is resolved.
* This does not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.
Bus Accident Facts
In 2002, 19,000 people were injured in bus accidents. Among these: school buses accounted for 39% of the fatalities due to bus accidents and municipal buses accounted for 37% of the fatalities due to bus accidents.
Of those killed in a bus accident, 58% were drivers of other motor vehicles and 27% were non-motorists – pedestrians and bicyclists
[Source: The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration]