Every year hundreds of passengers, pedestrians and other motorists suffer serious injuries resulting from bus accidents. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that there are approximately 12,000 accidents involving buses each year in the United States, injuring more than 24,000 people. Bus line operators and drivers have a duty to provide a safe mode of transportation to passengers. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
A bus accident, like other large vehicles, has the potential to cause serious injuries to the victims. If you or a loved one was injured in a bus accident, you should immediately consult the experienced San Diego bus accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas to protect your legal rights. Our legal team will aggressively fight for the settlement that you deserve and will help you get through this difficult period.
Damages Available To Bus Accident Victims
Bus accidents are not as common as other motor vehicle accidents. However, when they do occur, the resulting injuries can be catastrophic, requiring extensive medical treatment and significantly impacting all aspects of the victims’ lives. As such, it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side to help you calculate all the damages that you are entitled to and obtain the full compensation that you deserve.
Our experienced bus accident attorneys will fight to ensure that you are compensated for your:
- Past and future medical bills
- Loss of wages and future earning capacity
- Loss of benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral expenses
Common Bus Accident Injuries
Bus accidents often result in serious injuries to pedestrians, passengers and other motorists. Some common bus accident injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
- Traumatic amputations
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Cuts and bruises
- Wrongful death
Filing a Bus Accident Claim
Bus line operators owe passengers, pedestrians and other motorists a heightened duty of care under California common carrier laws. Most motor vehicle accidents, including bus accidents, are based on a negligence cause of action. In order to successfully prove your case, you need to prove several elements.
One, you need to prove the defendant bus driver and/or bus operator owed a duty to you. Two, the defendant breached this duty of care that was owed. Three, this breach of duty resulted in the accident. And Lastly, you suffered actual injuries resulting from the accident.
Contact an Experienced San Diego Bus Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, contact the Law Offices of Samer Habbas. We specialize in handling bus accident injury cases. We have the experience to help you recover your lost wages, medical expenses and any other costs related to your bus accident injury.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our San Diego bus accident attorneys, please call 1-888-848-5084. The Law Offices of Samer Habbas is dedicated to helping bus accident victims receive the just compensation for their injuries.