What Can I Recover From a Bus Accident?
When you’re on a bus, you’re a passenger, and you have no control over how it is driven. If the bus is involved in a crash, it could be caused by the bus driver or the driver of another motor vehicle. If you were seriously injured in that crash, you can make a personal injury claim against the bus driver and his or her employer, the driver of the other motor vehicle or all three of them. According to a bus accident lawyer Los Angeles at our offices, driver distraction, driver error, drowsy driving, mechanical issues and drunk or drugged driving are common causes of bus accidents.
California recognizes a wide range of damages that victims can recover in bus accidents. Here are just a few of them:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost wages
- Any permanent disability or permanent disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- A diminished quality of life
- A wide range of other damages in the event of a wrongful death
Protect Your Rights
After being seriously injured in a bus crash in or around Los Angeles, you could be eligible for compensation for your damages. On that basis, you’ll want to protect your rights. The opposing insurance or bus company isn’t going to do that for you. That’s why you’ll want to speak with a Los Angeles bus accident attorney here at Mann & Elias. Just give us a call or use our easy contact form, and you can arrange for a free confidential case consultation and evaluation with a Los Angeles bus accident lawyer from our offices.
The Notice Requirement
Whether a person is injured on an MTA or Dash bus, a school bus operated by local school district or any other bus that is operated by a government agency or entity, that injured person must give that entity written notice of his or her claim for personal injuries within six months of the date of the accident. Failure to serve a timely and proper notice on the appropriate entity will be cause for dismissal of any lawsuit that will be filed in the future.
Never give any kind of a statement to the owner or insurer of a bus company about how a bus accident occurred or the injuries that you suffered in it. Protect yourself, and contact a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer here at Mann & Elias right away after being injured in any bus accident.