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California Bus Accident Attorney
Millions Recovered for Injured Victims & Families
Buses and other commercial passenger carriers offer many different transportation services, and are a common presence on our roads. However, as massive machines that can weigh tens of thousands of pounds, they also pose major risks to public safety.
For motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and others involved in collisions with buses, the consequences can be severe. Buses commonly result in catastrophic accidents, long-term injuries and disabilities, and wrongful death. When victims suffer tragic outcomes due to the negligence of bus drivers or the companies which own and operate buses, they may have the right to seek compensation through the personal injury claim process.
Drake Law Firm: Trusted Across California
Drake Law Firm is solely focused on personal injury law – representing the injured and their families is all we do. If you or your loved one has suffered harm and losses in a preventable bus crash, there’s no substitute for working with a team of caring attorneys who know how to help.
With offices in San Francisco, Stockton, Fresno, and Los Angeles, Drake Law Firm has been trusted by numerous clients across the state of California. Victims and families continually choose our team because:
- We have the insight and resources required of the toughest cases.
- We’ve recovered over $150 million in compensation for clients.
- Our team has over 100 years’ experience handling personal injury claims.
- We offer FREE, no-obligations consultations, and charge no fee unless we win.
Attorney Benjamin Drake founded our firm with the belief that victims deserve to be treated as people, not numbers. With the resources of a Big-Law firm and the personal attention of a boutique practice, Drake Law Firm makes clients feel confident knowing they have caring and capable advocates in their corner.
The Obligations of Buses & Passenger Carriers
Bus travel is one of the safest forms of passenger transportation. However, safety requires vigilant attention and awareness.
Because buses can cause devastating wrecks, the passenger carrier industry is heavily regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The FMCSA enforces rules to promote safety and keep passengers and the public safe. Unfortunately, bus drivers and bus operators do not always comply.
Examples of regulatory violations that can lead to bus accidents:
- Hiring unqualified or uncertified drivers
- Failing to conduct bus driver drug and alcohol screening
- Inadequate vehicle inspection, repair, or maintenance
- Overworked bus drivers (in violation of Hours-of-Service rules)
Because different rules apply to different types of passenger carriers (i.e. public buses, charter buses, school buses, shuttle transit, etc.), it is important to have your case reviewed by an experienced attorney to determine if any regulatory violations may have caused or contributed to your crash.
Your Right to Financial Compensation After a Bus Accident
Whether you or your loved one were injured as a passenger in a charter bus, school bus, or another type of passenger carrier, or were a motorist, motorcyclist, bicyclist, or pedestrian involved in a crash with a commercial passenger carrier, you may have the right to recover your damages.
By filing a civil personal injury claim against the at-fault party, you can recover financial compensation for your economic and non-economic losses. This may include:
- Your pain and suffering
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost income and lost future earnings
- Your emotional or psychological suffering
While personal injury cases provide an opportunity to recover losses, no victim should be misled into believing they will automatically be given the compensation they deserve. Bus operators and insurance carriers know accidents threaten their bottom line, and work aggressively to pay as little as possible.
At Drake Law Firm, we know the tactics insurance companies use against injured victims, and we know how to help our clients fight back. With our experience handling serious motor vehicle accident claims, we’re able to leverage extensive resources that position our clients for positive recoveries – whether that means working with investigators to determine the cause of a crash, or with medical professionals and expert witnesses who can help explain the extent of our clients’ losses.
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After an unexpected accident, you should be focused on your health and physical recovery. By placing your trust in proven lawyers like those at Drake Law Firm, you can be confident that highly skilled attorneys will be walking you through the personal injury process, explaining what you can expect, and working on your case to recover the maximum compensation possible.
To discuss your accident and whether you have the right to file a claim, call or contact us online. Drake Law Firm offers FREE and confidential consultations.