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Professional Service in a Bus Accident Injury Claim

There are countless circumstances that can lead to a bus accident and when they do, a San Francisco injury attorney from The Matiasic Firm will be there to help in the aftermath. Bus accidents are not uncommon and in fact, many individuals have been left injured or even killed when involved in these types of accidents. During the past few years, we have been able to secure settlements and verdicts amounting to over $12,000,000 for those we represent. An attorney from our firm was included in Madison's Who's Who Among American Lawyers and was listed in Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star.

What Are Common Causes of Bus Accidents?

The roads are used as a source of transportation for many that are seeking to get around whether it is to a job, home, or event. The high number of individuals on the road only increases the risk that is involved when getting behind the wheel. Cars, trucks, SUVs, and other types of vehicles all drive in the same area, meaning there is always the potential danger for an accident to occur.

Buses are one form of transportation that is used by many. Buses allow for longer travel, more carrying space, and are able to hold more passengers. They can be used for public transportation, school buses, tour buses, interstate travel, and more. Because of these reasons and their general convenience, many people use buses for transportation.

Some of the common causes of bus accidents include:

  • A negligent driver who fails to obey traffic regulations
  • A distracted driver who fails to notice those around them
  • Blind spots that make it easy to overlook nearby cars
  • Sometimes the accident occurs because a driver was texting, causing the bus to drift or not have time to come to a complete stop.

An accident may also be the result of hazardous road conditions. While local government always looks to keep roads in pristine condition, there is still a high occurrence of problems that can happen on the streets that may be a result of poor upkeep or a recent disaster that caused damage. Hazards such as a large pothole can throw off a vehicle and may be the factor to blame in an accident. Maintenance issues and defective parts can also be to blame for an unfortunate incident involving a bus.

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Different Factors to Consider When Determining Liability

Determining which party was negligent, if it involved multiple parties, and supporting that claim with evidence is a critical aspect of any injury claim. However, there are several different factors that make bus accidents particularly complex, including:

Federal Training Regulations: All buses are regulated by the federal Department of Transportation, under the agency Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The goal of this agency is to reduce the number of collisions and fatal accidents. There are regulations involving the training of all bus drivers that carry passengers, and they are required to have a commercial driver's license that includes a "passenger" endorsement.

Federal Health Regulations: A bus driver must carry a valid medical certificate that indicates that they are healthy enough to operate a vehicle that carries passengers, and they must have an ongoing drug and alcohol testing program to ensure that none of their drivers are under the influence. If a bus company has failed to adhere to these regulations and innocent people were injured, legal action may be filed against them on behalf of the injured or for the family if they have lost a loved one in a tragic fatal bus accident.

Regulations on Bus Maintenance: There are also many state and federal regulations involving the maintenance of the vehicle, inspections, and other matters that could come into play in filing a claim for compensation after an accident. These cases can quickly become very complex, as one company may be using equipment that is leased from another and there may have been subcontractors that maintained the vehicle.

Our team of San Francisco bus accident lawyers has the experience and knowledge you need to move forward with legal action.

Why Bus Accidents Are So Serious & Require Expert Legal Counsel

Due to sheer size, bus accidents often result in catastrophic injuries, leaving victims severely impaired. You or a loved one may have suffered a traumatic brain injury, paralysis, broken bones, spinal cord injury, burns, soft tissue injuries, lacerations, puncture wounds, or some other type of serious injury. We represent individuals no matter the type of injury in order to secure fair compensation for victims of personal injury.

Medical costs are incredibly high and it is near impossible for many to pay for prescriptions, hospital bills, and any additional care that is needed. The catastrophic damage that can be caused by a bus accident can also leave many unable to work. Without the steady source of income, there is no way to pay for daily expenses let alone health care costs.

You should not be left to deal with the financial ramifications of an accident that you did not cause. An attorney from our firm will fight to gain you compensation to cover the cost of pain and suffering that your accident caused. If you have lost a loved one due to a bus accident, our firm can also help hold liable parties responsible and file a wrongful death claim.

These accidents can occur on the freeway, residential streets, and a bus stop and anywhere else a bus may be traveling. Additionally, these types of accidents involve all types of buses including:

Buses are common in highly populated areas and they provide a means of transportation when a car is either expensive to own, or the urban area is too difficult to drive in.

Arrange A Free Consultation With Our Experienced Legal Team

If you are injured in an accident you should talk to a member from our firm as soon as possible so we can start reviewing all aspects of your claim to determine if you have a personal injury case. If you do, we can start developing a plan aimed at gaining compensation to cover the cost of your injuries or any additional costs that have resulted. Our legal team is highly skilled in the area of personal injury law and has an in-depth knowledge of bus accident claims.

We are a compassionate team that will constantly pursue gaining you a favorable outcome. Our legal team has achieved one of the largest personal injury/wrongful death verdicts in the history of Madera County, and we have the skills, determination, and commitment needed to successfully litigate your claim.

Contact a San Francisco bus accident attorney from The Matiasic Firmto discuss your claim with dependable legal representation.

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