Determining liability for bus accidents in California can often be difficult because of the several possible causes of the crash. If you were injured while riding as a passenger on a bus, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the driver of the bus, the driver of a vehicle that crashed into the bus, the bus company itself, or a third-party suit against the manufacturer of faulty bus equipment. Contact our Newhall bus injury attorneys to schedule a free consultation.
Liability for Bus Accidents | Receiving Compensation from the Liable Party
The way you get compensation for your case is through the insurance company of the liable party. By “liable party” I mean the person or company who caused the collision. Bus wrecks are unique in the sense that there may not be an obvious party right away. There are a few possible people who are going to be the liable party. There might be a driver of a car or motor vehicle other than the bus driver who caused the wreck. It is very likely that the bus driver is the one who caused the collision. The causes of these crashes are similar to other motor vehicle collisions including distracted driving, drowsy driving, speeding, driver error, etc. Sometimes collisions are not necessarily two vehicles crashing. There are some collisions that have to do with the bus itself. If you are injured on the bus, getting on or off the bus, you may have an injury claim. You are going to need an attorney to help you figure out all of the liable parties as there may be more than one.
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Liability for Bus Accidents | How an Experienced Attorney Can Help
Once we have determined the liable party or parties, you can pursue compensation. The way this work is that we make the claim through the liable party’s insurance. The insurance will then be our adversary in this process, and we will do everything in our power to keep them from bullying you out of a fair settlement. Because buses carry added insurance that car drivers don’t need, getting full compensation is more challenging than other motor vehicle crashes, but we are up for the fight.
If you are suffering after a serious injury due to a bus crash, please call our Newhall bus injury attorneys today. You are going to need an experienced lawyer to help you through this case. You’ll know you made the right choice when you feel like you’re our number one priority. We will take on your case with confidence and competence. We want to make sure we can do the best job for you and get you the compensation you deserve, so don’t hesitate to call us today!