If you have been in a collision with a bus, whether it be a mass transit vehicle like a city bus, or a private touring or long distance transportation bus, you be be wondering if there is anything that you can do to collect damages from the injuries that you sustained or the repairs that had to be done to your vehicle. Getting into a collision with a bus can be extremely serious as a bus is many times larger than a car and can result in serious injuries or death. You may be trying to collect from the bus company themselves or the insurance that covered it.
First, before we get into the specifics of a bus accident lawyer for a collision with a bus while in your car, let’s discuss passenger that were riding on a bus. There have been several cases, and a couple fairly recent where a bus was found to have faulty equipment and wrecked, killing and injuring passengers. If this is the case with you, you may have cause to file against the bus manufacturer, if it can be proven that it was a faulty component that should not have failed. If it was a faulty part and it was something that does wear out, you could have a case against the bus company itself.
If you are involved in a collision with a bus, you will be very lucky to come out unscathed. However, if you do suffer from serious injury or if someone you loved was killed in the collision you do have recourse. It is the responsibility of the bus company to make sure that their buses are perfect maintained and that they will not break down at the wrong time and cause a collision. They have a responsibility to their drivers and the passengers who put their trust in the company. If a bus company did not maintain their buses properly, you may have a case against them.
How much a case is worth depends upon many factors. One of those factors is how badly injured you are. However, as a general rule, bus crash cases will be more serious than car accident cases and the buses will usually carry better insurance, or be more fully covered. Therefore, you may be able collect more from a bus injury than from a regular car accident. Also, factors such as how much you are suffering, how much proof you have that the party you are suing was negligent and how many witnesses you have and how reliable they are may all be looked at.
While getting into a bus accident can be devastating, there is something that can be done to get your life back. You may be entitled to compensation from the bus company or the insurance company that covers the buses, and a bus accident attorney can help you to build a case and successfully prove that you deserve compensation. Attorney Emery Ledger has been practicing California personal liability law for more than ten years and Ledger & Associates can you help to fill out a bus accident claim as well as successfully recover damages from a bus accident.