Buses are a popular form of transportation used by schools, local cities, and private tour and charter companies. As statistics from the U.S. DOT show, however, buses are frequently involved in accidents that have serious consequences for those involved:
If you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident involving a school bus, charter bus, or transit system bus such as the San Joaquin RTD, you may have the right to a financial recovery of your damages.
Drake Law Firm is an award-winning personal injury practice that has recovered millions of dollars for victims. We can help you learn more about your rights and options during a FREE consultation.
Our attorneys, paralegals, and support staff draw from over 100 years of collective experience to help victims navigate the personal injury claim process. We only handle personal injury and wrongful death cases and have the experience to tackle event the toughest of claims.
Led by Attorney Benjamin Drake, we know how to fight back against insurance companies that care more about profits than people. In fact, our firm has recovered more than $150 million in compensation for our clients, including millions for victims injured in motor vehicle accidents.
Some of our recent results:
Do you have a potential case? Contact us to speak with a Stockton bus accident lawyer about your rights and options. Consultations are FREE and confidential.
Buses play an important role in local, regional, and interstate transportation, but their risks cannot be understated. Some of these include:
Whatever your bus accident involved, your right to compensation will require you to prove that the at-fault party failed in some way to uphold their duty of care – or, in other words, were negligent.
Examples of negligence that can cause bus accidents and give rise to personal injury lawsuits include:
Generally, victims bring personal injury claims against individuals or entities whose negligent or wrongful acts caused them harm.
While this includes bus drivers or the owners of bus companies that violated traffic laws or regulations, it can also include other parties that are not so obvious, such as:
In some cases, it is possible that multiple parties caused or contributed to a crash, and therefore share responsibility for a victim’s damages. Under California’s law of comparative fault, it is also possible for victims who contributed to their own accidents to still recover compensation for their damages.
At Drake Law Firm, we work with investigators and experts to carefully assess accidents, determine who can be held liable, and help our clients pursue the most appropriate path to compensation.
Victims injured by negligence have the right to recover monetary compensation for their losses. This can include compensation for:
Preventable accidents can place tremendous strain on victims and their families. During these difficult times, working with the right legal representation can make all the difference in helping you navigate the process of recovering compensation for your damages.
Drake Law Firm proudly serves victims throughout Stockton and the state of California. Let us explain your rights during a FREE case evaluation.
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