Fight for Compensation Following a Bus Accident
Although held to strict safety standards, public transportation vehicles can be involved in serious and even fatal accidents. A bus can sustain a mechanical failure, or it can crash as a result of driver negligence or hazardous road conditions. As several parties can be held accountable in the case of a bus accident, it is important to retain the advice of a qualified legal counselor to ensure you receive compensation. Attorney Chris Olsen in San Diego, CA, can help you secure reparations for financial damages as well as pain and suffering. Contact our bus accident lawyer today to discuss the details of your case.
A bus accident can result in serious injuries for all parties involved.
What Causes Bus Accidents?
A bus is defined as any motor vehicle that can carry more than 10 passengers. Bus accidents can be caused by many factors, and proving the source of the accident is crucial to establishing liability. Some of the most frequent causes of bus accidents are:
- Driver fatigue
- Hazardous road conditions
- Improper maintenance of the bus
- Faulty mechanics
- Distracted or reckless driving
- Driving too fast for the conditions, or over the posted limit
- Criminal activity
- Other drivers
Depending on your case, we can hold the driver, the bus company, the manufacturer, or other motorists accountable for your injuries.
As several parties can be held accountable in the case of a bus accident, it is important to retain the advice of a qualified legal counselor to ensure you receive compensation.
Common Bus Accident Injuries
Many buses do not feature shoulder belts, which can protect victims from injuries such as whiplash and being ejected in the case of a crash. As a result, injuries sustained in a bus accident can range from minor to catastrophic. Broken bones, as well as cuts and bones are common. Victims can also suffer traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries as a result of impact. No matter how extensive your injuries, you may have grounds to file a claim if another's negligence contributed to your accident.
Establishing Liability For A Bus Accident
Injuries can take a serious toll on victims both physically and emotionally. They can also result in substantial financial implications for both victims and their families. Establishing liability after a bus accident is integral to securing compensation to cover damages. If the driver is speeding or driving recklessly, they can be held responsible. However, if the driver was overworked, their manager or the transportation company may bear some responsibility for the accident. Our team at Olsen Law Offices can carefully investigate your case, speak with eyewitnesses, and reconstruct the scene of the accident to determine the best course of action.
Contact Our Office for More Information
If you have been involved in a bus accident, we can help you recover the compensation you deserve. all you are entitled to receive. Attorney Chris Olsen is dedicated to his clients and will do everything he can to hold the responsible parties accountable. To schedule a visit, contact us online, or call us at (619) 550-9352.