When it comes to motor vehicle accidents, buses are the least likely to be involved in accidents. Large numbers of passengers as well as the enormous sizes of these vehicles tend to make bus drivers more cautious than drivers of cars, motorcycles, and trucks. Even though buses tend to be on the safe side as far as transportation goes, they do possess somewhat of a risk to passengers, pedestrians and other motor vehicles on the road.
Sometimes a bus driver's mistake can lead to an accident that injures the passengers on the bus, and bus drivers can also be responsible for causing car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and truck accidents.
The leading causes of bus accidents in Los Angeles include:
No two bus accidents are the same, and there can be one or multiple causes for a bus accident. Numerous injuries can result from a bus accident, and victims often suffer injuries such as brain and spinal cord injuries, burns, sprains, fractures, abrasions, internal and soft tissue injuries, and concussions. No matter how insignificant your injuries may seem when compared with severe injuries or other accident victims, you may still be entitled to compensation and you should consult with a personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles before discounting your situation.
If you have been injured in a bus accident, whether you were riding on the bus or were in another vehicle, a Los Angeles personal injury attorneys from The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus can provide you with the advanced representation you will need to get compensation for your injuries. Bringing a claim arising from a bus accident can be complicated by issues such as governmental immunity, determination of fault, and fraud, so it will be important to have an attorney who will know how to properly handle these issues.
Many bus accidents are the fault of driver inexperience or improper training, but product liability can also play a role in causing a bus accident. Intoxication and drug use can also be at the core cause of a bus accident, and an experienced attorney from our firm can investigate your specific accident to determine the true causes and parties at fault. Call today!