Everything You Need to Know About Being the Victim of a Bus Accident in California
Though you rarely hear about them, the truth of the matter is that bus accidents are more common than many people realize. According to the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration, there around 300 bus accidents in the United States each year. If you have been involved in an accident with a bus, or while you were riding on a bus, then we encourage you to contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 877-982-0707 for your free legal consultation.
There Are Potentially Many At-Fault Parties in a Bus Accident
Bus accident cases are very different than car accidents in a number of ways. One example is the fact that there are often numerous at fault parties. Depending on the specifics of the accident, one or more of the following could be partially or completely at fault: The driver of the bus, the company that manages the bus, the manufacturer of the bus, the mechanic who worked on the bus, other drivers on the road, or, in the case it was a government bus, a government entity. Your attorney will assess the situation to determine who was at fault.
Potential Causes of Bus Accidents
As is true of car accidents, bus accidents can happen for a number of reasons. They may involve drugs, alcohol, or other intoxicants. It may be that the bus was not properly maintained. Equipment on the bus could be defective, or there could be an issue with the maintenance and condition of the road. The weather or other visibility issues may have played a part, or the driver could have been driving while fatigued. It could be a simple case of the driver acting recklessly.
Of course, in most cases there is some combination of these factors that cause an accident. The unfortunate truth is that due to the weight of buses, coupled with the number of people who are generally on them, bus accidents are rarely minor and they often cause catastrophic injuries and damages.
What to Do if You Have Been Injured in a Bus Accident
If you have been involved in a bus accident and have suffered injuries, or you have lost a loved one in a bus accident, then it is worth your while to contact a personal injury attorney. When you work with Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, we will begin with a free legal consultation. We will go over the case and let you know what your likely options are.
If we decide that you have a valid claim, and we decide to take your case, we will do so on a contingency basis that assures you do not owe us any legal fees until we win your case. If we do not win your case, then you do not owe us anything. To get started, call us at 877-982-0707 today.