California Bus Accident Lawyer – Vititoe Law Group
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. We recommend you speak with an experienced California bus accident lawyer at Vititoe Law Group as soon as possible to protect your loved ones’ rights and interests.
With over 30 years of experience representing the victims of bus accidents, the Vititoe Law Group’s team of California bus accident lawyers understand that bus accidents can be traumatic. Trauma from bus accidents can be both physically and emotionally challenging. We also know that navigating the legal process to obtain compensation after a bus accident can be frustrating without the right lawyer on your side.
What You Should Know About Bus Accidents in California
In bus accidents, there are many factors that must be considered. First, you might suffer injuries, be limited in your ability to earn income, or be left in a condition that makes you unable to work. Next, the law states you have a limited amount of time to pursue a claim. This is one of the reasons that it is very important that you speak with an experienced, qualified bus accident attorney about your case as soon as possible. Although all bus accident cases are different, they all share one thing in common. The insurance company and bus operator are not on your side and typically do not care about your best interest.
After suffering injuries from a bus accident, it isn’t uncommon for victims to experience a reduction or complete loss of income. And worse, pain. Such situations take a heavy toll, emotionally, financially, and physically. Depending on your case, you’ll have a limited amount of time to file a legal claim to get the justice you deserve. Therefore, you should not hesitate and should seek not only medical attention if you were injured, but also get experienced legal counseling. You need to know about and understand your legal rights as soon as possible. Remember, time is not on your side, but Vititoe Law Group is.
Our California Bus Accident Lawyers Are Here to Help.
Jim Vititoe and his team have successfully handled numerous bus and motor vehicle accident cases throughout the United States. Experience matters. The Vititoe Law Group team knows how to look at each aspect of potential negligence to make sure that the appropriate potential defendants are being held responsible.
Why Do I Need a Bus Accident Lawyer?
Bus accident lawsuits can be complex. A bus accident case covers a wide range of statutes, codes, and procedures. Therefore, it is important that you speak with an experienced bus accident lawyer, like the ones at Vititoe Law Group, as soon as possible. We are here to help protect you and your loved ones.
Insurance companies do not look out for your best interest. It is important that your bus accident case is approached in a calculated, systematic manner. Complex cases should only be handled by an attorney who has successfully handled bus accident lawsuits. Although we cannot guarantee results, it is likely you will receive 3.5 times more in compensation when you use a bus accident lawyer versus filing a claim on your own. Our bus accident lawyers will walk you through the entire process of filing a bus accident-related personal injury claim.
What is Considered a Bus?
A bus is defined as a commercial vehicle that is carrying more than 10 passengers. This definition covers a wide range of vehicles. Several different types of motor vehicles can be defined as a Bus.
- School Busses
- Tour Busses
- Party Buses
- Public Transportation Vehicles
If you have been injured in any type of vehicle that carried more than 10 passengers, it is important that you contact a California Bus Lawyer, like the ones at Vititoe Law Group, today.
Common Types of Bus Accidents
There are many different circumstances that can lead to a bus accident. These include, but are not limited to:
- Bus driver negligence: Distracted driving, drowsy driving, and a failure to obey traffic laws can all contribute to a serious accident.
- Bad weather conditions: Poor weather conditions can contribute to accidents, though bus drivers are expected to compensate for the danger.
- Bus hasn’t undergone proper maintenance: Bus companies have a responsibility to keep their vehicles well-maintained.
- Brake failure: Poorly maintained brakes can lead to serious bus accidents.
- Bus has old equipment/outdated equipment: In addition to maintaining their vehicles, bus companies must also replace outdated or dangerous equipment.
- The bus driver wasn’t properly trained: Driver training is a key part of ensuring safe driving.
Our bus accident lawyers have a strong record of success in bus accident cases. To learn more about the favorable verdicts and settlements we have achieved on behalf of our clients, visit our past settlements page.
Bus Accident Frequently Asked Questions
What Should I Do If I Was Involved in a Bus Accident?
If you or a loved one has been in a bus accident, we recommend you take the following steps:
- Take care of your health
- Gather all the information you can about the accident
- Consult with a bus accident attorney
- Obtain a copy of the police report
Should you have any questions about any of the above recommendations, do not hesitate to contact us. We can walk you through how to best approach each of the above steps.
How Long Do I Have to File A Bus Accident-Related Claim?
This can be a tricky situation. A determination of potential defendants is critical to make sure that all statutes are protected.
What Is My Bus Accident Injury Claim Worth?
Vititoe Law Group cannot guarantee the success of any potential claim. We work diligently for every client. Your personal injury claim resulting from an accident may depend on many factors including, but not limited to:
- Liability of defendant(s)
- Extent of any potential injury
- Causation of potential injuries
- Past medical care received
- Future anticipated medical care
- Wage loss
- Pain and suffering
It is important to consult with an experienced bus accident lawyer to assess what damages you may be entitled to.
Who Can File a Bus Accident Injury Claim?
Personal injury claims in the case of a bus accident can be usually filed against both public and private companies and can potentially be filed by each of the following parties:
- Bus drivers/operators (possible workers’ compensation issues)
- Operator or passenger of a separate motor vehicle
Where Can I Find Out More About Bus Accidents?
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
- Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2011
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Contact a California Bus Accident Lawyer to Schedule Your Free Consultation
If you have been injured in a bus accident, our attorneys will help you pursue the compensation to which you are entitled. Call 818-991-8900 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our Westlake Village Bus Accident Lawyers. We offer home and hospital visits within the state of California, and we also offer teleconferencing options for our clients who reside out of state. We collect no fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.
Our California Bus Accident Lawyers Are Here to Help
Jim Vititoe and his team have successfully handled numerous bus and car accident cases throughout the United States. Experience matters. The Vititoe Law Group team knows how to look at each aspect of potential negligence to make sure that the appropriate potential defendants are being held responsible.