Mission Hills Bus Accident Lawyers
Each year, there are more than 500,000 bus and large vehicle accidents across the U.S. that result in injury to one or more people. Whether passengers of the bus, another vehicle or a pedestrian or cyclist, the impact of a collision can be devastating.
When the unthinkable happens and you and your loved ones are looking to pick up the pieces and rebuild your life, you need to know where to turn.
One of the experienced personal injury lawyers of Ellis Injury Law can help the individuals and families of Mission Hills who have been involved in a bus accident.
For more than two decades, our attorneys have sought to bring justice and fair compensation to impacted families and residents all over the Los Angeles area. Our legal team is experts in California laws, and this knowledge and experience have proved to bring success for our client’s year-over-year.
While most people primarily think of school and metro buses, a bus is identified as a motor vehicle that is designed to transport nine people or more, including the driver. By definition, this expands the category to include private, chartered and tour buses.
In California, bus companies and operators are held to a high standard of conduct to ensure the safety of passengers because they are considered common carriers.
What is a common carrier?
A common carrier is any vehicle licensed to transport passengers for a fee. Other well-known carriers include taxis, on-demand vehicle services, trolleys, limousines and other forms of transportation.
Because of this, parent companies are required to provide adequate training to ensure drivers are competent and skilled in the care of passengers. The companies are also required to properly maintain and repair vehicles while ensuring entryways and exits within the bus are properly functioning and clear of obstruction.
This high standard of conduct should indicate that California has a low incident rate. However, California ranks among the top 10 U.S. states with the highest level of the bus and large truck fatalities in 2016.
Do I qualify for compensation?
Though no amount of reparation will ease your suffering or reverse the loss of a loved one, it can help to lessen the financial burdens and stresses from the incident. An experienced Mission Hills bus accident lawyer will work to hold the responsible party accountable and get you the compensation you deserve.
The process begins with a free consultation with one of our seasoned professionals. During a confidential meeting, our experts will review the details of the accident, related medical expenses and injuries, documentation of loss of work or wages, and other pertinent information to your potential claim.
If you decide to pursue a lawsuit, we work hard to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. If we’re not successful in getting you a fair settlement, we won’t get a dime.
Who is at fault?
Cases involving bus operators and companies can be complex and difficult to determine responsibility. There are a lot of potential causes, from the driver to the maintenance company and even public or government entities when it comes to hazardous road conditions and work zones.
Not only do you need an experienced personal injury lawyer who knows what to do, you need someone who isn’t afraid to face the aggressive insurance companies seeking to protect their own deep pockets.
The Mission Hills lawyers of Ellis Injury Law will work hard to help you and your family get the best settlement possible. Get started today by scheduling a free consultation with a personal injury attorney at Ellis Injury Law.