The Greater Los Angeles metro area is among the largest in the country. With multiple bus lines and busy roadways, there are numerous bus accidents every year. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident seek immediate medical attention. Afterward, contact us as soon as possible. Since 1987, The Dominguez Firm has won many bus accident cases for our clients, giving them the compensation they deserve.
There are specific rules and regulations for city buses and privately-owned bus companies. The Dominguez Firm has vast experience and success handling both the public and private bus line sectors to determine which laws and regulations apply and how to best present your case. Buses, whether public or private, have a common carrier duty of care. This means generally that they owe their passengers a duty of care higher than an ordinary duty of care.
Buses, being large awkward creatures, have blind spots that to a large extent should be covered with viewing mirrors and cameras, depending on the actual bus, and are of particular danger to pedestrians and other vehicles on the road. Bus drivers must be particularly careful in maneuvering these large vehicles in public areas. Because of their size, the bus versus pedestrian accidents we handle in our firm are all too often fatalities and sometimes catastrophic injuries, including amputations.
Causes of Bus Accidents
Bus accidents occur mostly because of human error. A negligent bus driver can hit another motor vehicle, a pedestrian or objects putting the passengers and other parties at risk for injuries. A bus driver may be distracted, inexperienced or improperly trained. Faulty equipment from the bus manufacturer or improper maintenance of the bus from a city entity or a private bus company can also be causes.
One or multiple parties can be at fault in a bus accident: the bus driver, the bus company, other negligent drivers and/or government entities. It is common for the bus related party(ies) to deny wrongdoing.
Proving bus accident liability could prove to be complex. This is why you must hire an experienced bus accident law firm with a team of investigators and expert liability witnesses who work diligently to prove liability of the negligent party or parties. Since 1987, The Dominguez Firm has won millions of dollars for people injured in bus accidents. We can get you the top medical specialists you need for the proper care and evaluation of your case.
The Dominguez Firm works on a no recovery, no fee, no costs basis. This means that you do not pay unless you win. Thus, you have nothing to lose. Our award-winning team of lawyers fight for you! If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury from a bus accident, call us 24/7 for a FREE CONSULTATION: 800-818-1818