Glendale Bus Accident Lawyers
Bus accidents are often among the most serious crashes because of the sheer weight and size of the vehicle. Any passenger car that is struck by a bus is likely to sustain considerable damage, along with its passengers and driver. Bus accidents are also likely to cause significant injuries to the bus passengers, particularly since those passengers do not typically wear seatbelts. If you’ve been injured in a bus accident, you need to seek legal guidance right away.
At Ellis Injury Law, our personal injury lawyers would like to extend our sympathies to you and your family for the difficult circumstances you’re dealing with. We invite you to schedule a free consultation with our Glendale bus accident attorney to discuss your legal rights and options for securing compensation for your injuries and property damage.
Common causes of bus accidents
One of the first things our bus accident lawyer will look for is the potential cause of the crash. The cause is important because it sheds light on liability issues in the case. In other words, the party at fault for the crash may be held legally liable for the damages. Some common causes of bus accidents include the following:
- Bus driver fatigue
- Operating under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or prescription drugs
- Aggressive driving/road rage
- Speeding/reckless driving
- Violation of hours of service requirements
- Defective equipment
- Distracted driving
- Driver error (i.e. failing to check the blind spot before switching lanes)
The cause of a bus accident may become apparent through the police report, eyewitness statements, toxicology report on the bus driver, and other relevant evidence. When the cause is determined, the lawyer can file a lawsuit that names the responsible party as the defendant. It’s possible for one lawsuit to list multiple defendants.
How to help your case
The legal team at Ellis Injury Law will take care of the legal matters for you. However, there are a few things you can do to increase the likelihood of securing maximum compensation. First, follow your doctor’s orders carefully. Do not try to go back to work until you’re medically cleared. Otherwise, you may worsen your injuries, and this could complicate your case.
Second, avoid discussing your legal case on social media. In fact, it’s best to avoid social media entirely while your case is ongoing. It’s common for defense counsel to check the social media profiles of plaintiffs. If you post a pic—even an older one—of you looking able-bodied, the defense may try to use this to claim that you’ve exaggerated your injuries. Play it safe and avoid using social media entirely until your case is resolved.
Why choose Ellis Injury Law?
One of the reasons why injured individuals in Glendale and the Los Angeles area choose Ellis Injury Law is our track record of successfully securing compensation for our clients. We’ve recovered more than $350 million for injured individuals and their families—and we never charge a fee unless we win.
After a serious bus accident, it can be hard to come into a law office. You may be stuck in the hospital or unable to drive. We understand. Our Glendale bus accident lawyers will come to you. We’ll do the legwork so you can focus on your recovery.
Contact Ellis Injury Law today to request a free consultation. Your personal injury attorney will thoroughly evaluate your case and offer guidance on your options for legal recourse. There’s no risk to you, so get in touch today for your complimentary case review.