Bus Accidents

Bus accidents generally involve some sort of commercial transportation vehicle such as a city bus, tour bus, motor coach or other similar bus. There are specific regulations and statutes governing buses that are different from those that regulate regular vehicles and autos. Much like trucks, buses are larger and heavier, especially when they are loaded with people. Because of the size and passenger capacity of a bus, a bus accident often carriers a high risk of injury with significant damage.

  • Passengers on buses typically are not required to wear seatbelts. Unfortunately, this means that when a bus accident occurs, there are almost always injuries, many severe, and some resulting in death.
  • Another common scenario is when a bus driver negligently or carelessly operates the bus, resulting in injuries to passengers. For example, a bus driver may drive over a speed bump or navigate a turn at a dangerously high speed, causing passengers to be thrown from their seats.
  • A bus accident can also involve a pedestrian, where the bus negligently inflicts injury on a person on the street.

The insurance companies handling these types of accidents act quickly in investigating and trying to arrange settlements, which is aimed at minimizing liability and financial loss for the insurance company as much as possible, resulting in a smaller recovery for you or your loved one. As such, it is crucial that you contact an experienced bus accident attorney right away after being involved in a bus accident.

Our Van Nuys law firm specializes in personal injury accidents and has extensive experience with bus accidents specifically. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident with a commercial transportation vehicle, our attorneys will gladly discuss your case with you and answer any questions you may have.