Silverthorne Attorneys | Orange County Bus Accident Attorneys
The number of passengers involved in a public, charter, or school bus accident make these type of accidents more devastating then most. Additionally these vehicles not equipped with, or do not require riders to utilize, seat belts. Bus accidents are further complicated by the fact that bus riders are free to move about the cabin of the bus to socialize or use the restroom and, when buses are full or overcrowded, riders are permitted to stand. School buses carry passengers who for the most part are unsupervised and unrestrained children.
Silverthorne Attorneys represents people injured in the wide array of bus accidents that occur on Southern California, Los Angeles or Orange County roads and freeways. Determining the cause of a bus accident is the first step in establishing liability against the company. In many cases, both the driver and the company that employs him or her will be at fault, making both of them responsible for your injuries and damages, whether you or your relative was on the bus or was struck by the bus.
Bus Accident Statistics
Thousands of Americans are hurt or killed each year in all manner of bus accidents. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, in 2011 alone, well over 20,000 people were injured and another 254 were killed nationwide in a wide variety of accidents involving buses. Because of their immense size and weight, buses can be particularly dangerous when involved in accidents with smaller passenger vehicles.
Bus accident attorneys in the Silverthorne law firm know that while a vast number of factors and conditions can cause or contribute to a bus accident, the most common causes include:
- Driver Fatigue;
- Driver Inattention;
- Driver Error;
- Aggressive Driving;
- Poor Bus Maintenance (bald tires, worn brakes, etc.); and
- Mechanical Failure
Common Bus Accident Injuries
Be it Orange County, Los Angeles or anywhere in Southern California, bus accidents can result in a range of injuries. From relatively minor bumps, bruises and scrapes to more serious injuries including broken bones, internal injuries and yes, even death, Silverthorne Attorneys understand the nature of these incidents. When larger, heavier vehicles collide with smaller, lighter passenger cars, the results for the passengers of the smaller vehicle can be tragic. Silverthorne Attorneys highly recommends that people involved in bus crashes or rollovers should seek immediate medical attention to ensure that no life-threatening injuries have been sustained. Then call us right away.
If you or a loved one has been involved in any manner of bus related accident, contact a bus accident lawyer at the Silverthorne Law Firm right away so we can assist you!
Exploring Your Lawsuit Options at Silverthorne Attorneys
Our attorneys offers a free legal consultation to discuss different aspects of the accident as well as the value of your case before representing you. You can file for bus accident lawsuits like:
- Wrongful death
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of present, past, and future wages
- Medical bills in the present and future
- Life care expenses
- Loss of property
- Mental and emotional trauma
- Disfigurement and/or scarring
- Punitive damages
- Workers’ compensation
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Consortium loss
Experienced bus accident attorneys in Lake Forest, CA can help you find the best ways for compensation and determine the types of damages you can recover from the lawsuit. For more information, call us today at (949) 234-6034.