If you’ve been one of the unfortunate victims of a bus accident in Los Angeles or San Diego, you should contact a personal injury lawyer right away.
There are a number of different types of bus accidents that can occur and result in serious injuries. Some of these injuries can be a result of tour bus accidents. Often the drivers of these tour buses are young college students with little to no previous commercial driving experience. Maybe your child was injured in a school bus accident on his or her way home. Perhaps your accident occurred while you were a passenger in a city transit bus going into town. Whatever the circumstances, you likely bear no fault whatsoever in the accident. The candidates who could likely be at fault in the accident may potentially include the bus company, those who perform mechanical maintenance on the buses (if a separate entity from the bus company), the bus driver, or one or more government agencies. The other party in a collision could also be liable for the accident.
In order to determine accurately who is truly at fault for the accident, you should contact a personal injury lawyer immediately. He or she will have access to information that you may not be able to retrieve on your own. For example, the maintenance company that works on the mechanical parts of the bus in which you had your accident may have past history of faulty work that has caused accidents. You likely wouldn’t be able to get this information on your own, and the bus and maintenance companies would obviously not volunteer that type of information. This is where a personal injury lawyer can truly help you in your claim.
Long-lasting injuries can potentially be incurred in any type of bus accident. Buses generally do not come equipped with seatbelts or restraining belts of any type, making the likelihood of serious wounds and health problems that much greater. Some of the most common injuries sustained during bus accidents include spinal cord injuries, mild to severe concussions, skin lacerations, and even internal bleeding. Regardless of how extensive the injuries may be, you will more than likely be charged a substantial amount at the hospital for medical treatment. As the unsuspecting victim of a bus accident that was in no way your fault, you shouldn’t be held accountable to financially cover your medical treatments. Whoever is found to be at fault for the accident should be responsible for that. In order to make sure you receive compensation for your injuries, you should contact a personal injury lawyer in your area immediately following your accident. Receiving medical attention for your injuries is obviously first priority, but as soon as possible you should consult an attorney.