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Agoura Hills Bus Accident Lawyers

Agoura Hills Bus Accident Attorney- Andrew L. Ellis Andy Ellis is one of the most successful bus accident lawyers in Los Angeles California. Meet Mr. Ellis and find out how he helps his clients who are injured in bus accidents.

A bus accident is everyone’s worst nightmare but has become your reality. Whether you were a motorist, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist involved in a bus accident, you are facing huge medical bills, and do not know when, if ever, you can return to work. Do not despair. The Agoura Hills bus accident lawyers at Ellis Injury Law work hard so you can receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. Our personal injury lawyers are with you every step of the way.  

Bus accidents 

While most bus accidents involve school or commuter buses, other types of buses, such as a private, chartered bus or tour bus may also strike a car or person. There are incidents in which a passenger has interfered with the operation of the bus in some manner, causing an accident. However, bus accidents most often result from driver error, maintenance issues, or another vehicle hitting the bus. Common bus accident causes include: 

  • Aggressive driving  
  • Bad weather  
  • Distracted driving 
  • Driving under the influence 
  • Equipment failure  
  • Poor road conditions 
  • Speeding 
  • Tailgating 

Bus accident injuries 

Bus accidents often result in serious, even catastrophic injuries. Such injuries may  include: 

  • Amputation  
  • Burns 
  • Disfigurement  
  • Internal injuries  
  • Multiple fractures  
  • Spinal cord injuries  
  • Traumatic brain injury 

California statute of limitations  

In California, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit is two years from the date of the accident. After that, the lawsuit cannot go forward in court. That may sound like a long time, but it is critical to contact a bus accident lawyer as soon as possible so that an investigation of the case begins promptly before evidence disappears.  

There is another caveat when it comes to bus accidents. If the bus was owned by a government agency, such as a school district or the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Agency (MTA), the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit is just six months from the date of the accident. When a person is seriously injured by a government-owned vehicle, time is of the essence when seeking legal counsel. Government entities want to settle for as little as possible and may also attempt to deny the claim. An Agoura Hills bus accident attorney knows the fair value of a settlement and pursues such cases aggressively.  

If a person dies from their bus accident injuries, family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years of the death date, not the date of the accident.  

California bus accident damages 

Damages, or compensation, for a bus accident in California may include economic damages such as: 

  • Medical bills (present and future) 
  • Lost wages 
  • Lost earning capacity 
  • Property damage 

Non-economic damages are often awarded, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress. There is no cap on such damages in California.  

Contact an Agoura Hills bus accident lawyer 

If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a bus accident, you need the services of an experienced personal injury attorney at Ellis Injury Law. Call us today for free consultation or contact us online. There is no fee unless we win.