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Arcadia Bus Accident Lawyers

Arcadia 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.

The larger the vehicle involved in an accident, the more likely serious injuries or fatalities may result. Buses are among the biggest vehicles on California roadways, and if you are a victim of a bus accident, it is likely life as you knew it has forever changed. Besides your injuries, you may no longer have the ability to uphold the same type of work you did before the accident, or the ability to work at all. Your medical and household bills are accumulating and you do not know where to turn. Do not despair. The Arcadia bus accident lawyers at Ellis Injury Law can help you receive the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries. Our personal injury lawyers have won over $350 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients.  

Statute of limitations 

Normally, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit in California is two years from the date of the accident. After that deadline passes, a lawsuit cannot go forward in court. However, if the bus that injured you belongs to a public entity, such as the Metropolitan Transit Authority or a public school bus, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit is just six months from the accident date.  

It is generally wise to hire a bus accident lawyer as soon as possible after an accident, as the sooner evidence is collected and an investigation begins, the better. When a public transit bus is involved, time is truly of the essence. Even if seriously injured by a public bus, if the accident victim does not file a claim within the six-month window, the ability to file such a lawsuit may be lost.  

Bus accident injuries 

Bus accident injuries often result in long-term or permanent impairment or disability. Common bus accident injuries include: 

  • Disfigurement 
  • Internal injuries  
  • Loss of limbs 
  • Loss of eyesight 
  • Multiple fractures 
  • Spinal cord damage 
  • Traumatic brain injury  

Potential compensation available 

Damages, or compensation, for bus accident injuries may include: 

  • Medical expenses, present, and future 
  • Lost wages 
  • Property damage  
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Emotional distress  

Because bus accidents are so serious, many victims die from their injuries. If a loved one died from a bus accident injury, family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years of the date of death, not the accident date. Again, if a bus operated by a government agency was involved in the accident, the family must not delay. In such cases, a wrongful death lawsuit should be filed within six months of the death date.  

Bus accident liability  

Liability for a bus accident may include various entities, such as the bus driver, the bus company, the company responsible for bus maintenance, the bus manufacturer, and perhaps the drivers of other vehicles involved in the crash. We work hard to identify all liable parties and hold them accountable for your injuries.  

Contact Arcadia bus accident lawyers  

If you or a loved one were injured in a bus accident, you need the services of an experienced personal injury attorney at Ellis Injury Law. Call us 24/7 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. There is no fee unless we win.