If you were involved in a bus accident our experienced Southern California personal injury attorneys will fight for a settlement you deserve and will be there to help you through this tough time. We handle personal injury lawsuits in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside and San Bernardino.
In 2007, buses were involved in almost 6,000 injury accidents in the
United States. In California alone, over 1,300 people were injured in
bus accidents in 2007. Data from the University of Michigan Transport
Research Institute shows that most bus accidents occur on level stretches
of road, on days when the weather is not a factor.
Instead, driver error is a factor in many bus accidents. Failing to yield,
improper turning technique, and fatigue, along with other negligent behaviors,
are significant contributors to personal injury bus accidents.
Like all large vehicle accidents, a bus accident has the potential to
cause serious injury to the driver and passengers of the bus, along with
the occupants of any other vehicles involved in the collision. More troubling
are the figures that show that pedestrians and bicyclists are often the
victims of bus injury accidents.
The Costs of Bus Accidents
The personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas focus
on helping bus accident victims recover the real costs of school bus,
transit bus, and commercial charter bus accidents.
Usually, the driver of a vehicle is also the owner and insurance holder
of the vehicle. In the case of buses, this is not necessarily true. Sorting
out who is at fault and who is potentially liable for damages requires
an experienced bus accident lawyer.
Any vehicular accident is likely to cause certain types of injury. Brain
injuries, spine injuries, traumatic amputation, coma, and even death are
possible results of a bus accident. The lack of individual restraints
in most buses also increases the dangers for passengers.
High medical costs are an unfortunate fact of bus accidents. Given the
possibility of paying off multiple large claims at once, an insurance
company will fight to reduce those claims as much as possible. A bus accident
lawyer acts as an advocate for personal injury victims and pushes for
fair and adequate injury compensation.
However, medical expenses are only a fraction of the costs of a bus accident.
A 2006 study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control revealed that
less than 20 percent of the real costs of a personal injury accident are
due to medical bills. Lost wages and decreased productivity can haunt
an accident victim long after injuries have healed. Emotional distress
and pain and suffering also take tolls on an accident victim and his or
her family. Bus accident lawyers ensure that non-tangible damages also
What Can You Do?
The real costs of a bus accident go beyond medical expenses. If you or
a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, please contact the Law
Offices of Samer Habbas. We specialize in getting just compensation for
accident victims and their families.
Please call 1-888-848-5084 to discuss your case, or
you can fill out our free personal injury consultation form.
Samer Habbas Bus Accident Lawyers: we can help you put your life back
Law Offices of Samer Habbas
515 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
The Law Offices of Samer Habbas
7700 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
Law Offices of Samer Habbas
11801 Pierce Street
Riverside, CA 92505