Bus Accident Lawyer in Fresno CA

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Injured in a School, Charter or Public Bus Accident?

Usually, buses offer a reliable way to travel to school, work, or further destinations.

Unfortunately, the sheer size and weight of these commercial carriers can make them dangers on our roads. When bus accidents do happen, the results can be devastating for everyone involved.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle collision involving a bus, holding at-fault parties accountable can help you secure financial compensation for your losses. Our Fresno bus accident attorneys at Drake Law Firm are passionate about fighting for the injured and offer FREE consultations to help you get started on your legal journey.

Why Drake Law Firm?

Drake Law Firm is trusted by accident victims across Fresno and the Central Valley because we care about making our clients whole. Why can you feel confident about choosing us?

  • Our attorneys and staff have over 100 years of combined experience.
  • We only represent victims – personal injury is all we do. 
  • We have recovered more than $150 million in compensation for clients.
  • There is no cost to hire our team, and no fee unless we win.

Request a FREE and confidential case review. Call 844-513-7253.

Bus Accident Lawsuits: Who We Help

Our Fresno lawyers represent victims who have suffered losses in all types of bus accidents. 

Because we focus exclusively on personal injury law, we have the resources to tackle even the toughest of cases. This includes personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits involving:

  • School bus accidents
  • Public transportation / city buses
  • FAX bus accidents (Fresno Area Express)
  • Private, charter, or tour buses
  • Paratransit services
  • Negligent bus operators
  • Injured pedestrians and bicyclists 
  • Intersection collisions
  • Rideshare accidents
  • Faulty vehicle parts

How Do I Know If I Have a Bus Accident Case?

Victims injured in crashes caused by negligence are entitled to a financial recovery of their damages from those at fault. For example, you may have a potential claim if:

  • You were a passenger in a bus and injured in a crash caused by the bus driver’s negligence.
  • You suffered an injury while on a bus due to falling luggage, defective products (i.e. faulty doors or steps), or due to an assault by a fellow passenger.  
  • Your child was injured in a school bus accident involving driver negligence, regulatory violations, or other preventable causes.  
  • A city, school, or private passenger-carrier struck your vehicle and the bus driver is to blame.
  • You were struck by a bus as a pedestrian or bicyclist in a parking lot or intersection. 

These are only a few examples of the types of accidents that can give rise to legal action. Because every case is unique, we advise victims to contact us for a FREE and personalized case evaluation.

What If My Accident Involved a City Bus?

If your accident involved a bus owned by a local municipality, county, or state agency, unique rules and procedures may apply. This is due to sovereign immunity, a legal doctrine that can restrict claims against the government and place additional requirements on plaintiffs. 

In California, sovereign immunity can make for added complexities in personal injury cases. This includes the requirement that victims file a Notice of Claim no later than 6 months from the date of the accident, even though the statute of limitations in most personal injury cases is 2 years from the date of injury. If no notice is submitted within 6 months, victims may lose their right to file a claim. 

Our attorneys can help you assess whether sovereign immunity applies in your bus accident case and how we may be able to assist in litigating your claim against a government entity.

How Much is My Bus Accident Case Worth?

Case value depends entirely on the facts involved. 

Though factors such as fault, insurance coverage, and whether insurance companies will raise disputes can impact financial recoveries, victims have the right to recover both economic and non-economic damages caused by their accidents.

Recoverable damages in bus accident cases include:

  • Hospital bills and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and lost future earnings
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Disability and disfigurement
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Mental and psychological suffering

Award-Winning Attorneys You Can Trust

At Drake Law Firm, we know we play an important role in helping make our clients whole. Backed by experience and resources, we fight back against powerful defendants and insurance companies, and help our clients pursue the financial recoveries they deserve.

To speak with one of our Fresno attorneys about your bus accident, call or contact us online.

Contact Drake Law Firm for your free initial consultation

Contact Drake Law Firm so I can answer any questions you may have and let you know what I can do to help. If you’re unable to visit our firm, we can come to your home or hospital room.

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