Vititoe Law GroupPersonal Injury Lawyers
Over $1 Billion Recovered In Personal Injury Cases
By Jim Vititoe And His Firms
Free Initial Consultation

A number of considerations involved in a bus accident

Some people might believe that bus accidents are singular in the sense that the ability of injured victims to file recovery lawsuits is circumscribed simply because a bus was involved.

That is generally not the case at all. As we note on the Bus Accident Page of our personal injury website at the Ventura County-based Vititoe Law Group, personal injury lawsuits in bus accident cases "can be usually filed against both public and private companies."

In addition, they can be filed by any person who suffers from such an accident, regardless of status. Obviously, bus passengers can readily file an injury claim. Bus drivers, too, are often named plaintiffs in litigation that does not feature their own negligence as a contributing factor in an accident and resulting injuries. Pedestrians are often injured in bus accidents, as are drivers and other occupants in passenger vehicles, motorcyclists and bicyclists. All these people have a legal right to seek legal damages and appropriate remedies when their injuries arise from negligence.

As we point out on our website, the source of such negligence can be varied and broad-based, with close assistance from a proven personal injury attorney often being centrally important in identifying negligent parties and all the conditions that materially contributed to an accident.

Driver error is, of course, a key factor in many bus accidents. Perhaps a driver was overly fatigued, on powerful prescription drugs or drunk. Perhaps he or she was inadequately trained.

And then there is the bus itself. Was it in a state of disrepair? Were the tires bald? Did the company that owned the bus let maintenance requirements slide to such an extent that a comprehensive brake job was long overdue?

Sometimes, too, extraneous factors unrelated to driver readiness or bus maintenance can centrally feature in a bus crash. One example is road construction unaccompanied by adequate roadway warnings.

In summary, considerable complexity can attach to a bus-related injury claim, which may be further complicated with statute of limitation requirements relevant to the timing aspects of filing litigation.

An experienced plaintiffs' personal injury attorney can answer questions and provide diligent legal representation on behalf of any individual who suffers a vehicle-related injury that owes to third-party negligence.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
More Than 30 Years of Experience Fighting For the Victims of Negligence

Contact Us For A Free Confidential Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Response

Corporate Office

Westlake Village
5707 Corsa Avenue
Second Floor
Westlake Village, CA 91362

Phone: 818-851-1886
Phone: 818-991-8900
Fax: 818-991-6200
Westlake Village Law Office Map

Downtown L.A.
1055 W. 7th Street Floor 33, Suite 54
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Phone: 818-851-1886
Phone: 213-839-8800
Los Angeles Law Office Map

309 South A Street, Suite #101
Oxnard, CA 93030

Phone: 818-851-1886
Phone: 805-385-3200
Fax: 805-385-3100
Oxnard Law Office Map

190 Sierra CT
Palmdale, CA 93550

Phone: 818-851-1886
Phone: 661-273-5600
Palmdale Law Office Map