North Hollywood Bus Accident Lawyers
Public transit is increasingly used by North Hollywood residents. Whether taking the 757, the Burbank bus, or the Commuter Express, bus travel is both convenient and economical. In addition to buses operated by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, there are also school buses, charter buses, and smaller shuttles operated by private companies.
Just like in automobile collisions, driver error often plays a critical role in bus accidents. Besides negligence, other factors must be considered. Was the driver trying to avoid a jaywalking pedestrian? Was there a mechanical failure? Was another motorist under the influence of drugs or alcohol? Questions like these need to be thoroughly investigated and answered in order to pinpoint liability.
If you are involved in a bus accident, whether as a passenger, a pedestrian or a bystander, the North Hollywood personal injury lawyers of Ellis Injury Law will protect your rights and fight for the compensation you rightly deserve.
Our personal injury lawyers leverage 25 years of experience helping people just like you and have procured more than $350 million for injured clients over the years. Not sure if you have a case? Contact our office to request a free consultation.
Frequent causes of bus accidents
Statistically speaking, bus travel is a fairly safe mode of transportation in Southern California. However, any time you board a city-owned, commercial or private bus, you are putting your life in the hands of the bus company and the driver. You would assume that the bus has been serviced on a regular basis and that the driver is qualified, experienced and trained to handle such a large vehicle. You would also presume that the driver is well-rested, alert and attentive.
In truth, bus accidents can and do happen for a variety of reasons – many of them avoidable. This is where having legal counsel is of utmost importance. An experienced bus accident lawyer at Ellis Injury Law will conduct independent investigations, apart from the insurance company or municipality, to identify liability issues.
We will examine bus maintenance records, conditions of the roadway and weather at the time of the crash, the bus driver’s working schedule and history of infractions, and look for any evidence of driver distraction, drowsiness or impairment.
Possible causes could be attributed to:
- Excess speed
- Traffic violations
- Driver inattention/ distraction
- Reckless driving
- Improper maintenance
- Road hazards
- Poor weather conditions
Get the compensation you deserve
A North Hollywood bus accident attorney at Ellis Injury Law can help you prove the full extent of your injuries, pain, suffering and financial losses. We have the resources to maximize the value of your claim and demand a settlement that includes reparations for:
- All medical expenses including those for surgery, medication, doctor appointments, diagnostic tests, and physical therapy
- Loss of wages for the time you missed work during your recovery
- Loss of future earnings if your injuries prevent you from resuming your job
- Pain and suffering that you experienced
- Emotional distress including insomnia, anxiety, depression, and PTSD
There are time limits for taking civil action after a bus accident. In some cases, you have just six months from the crash date to take action. Call Ellis Injury Law to speak with a personal injury attorney about your rights.