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. The size of these vehicles often means that if a bus is involved in a crash, the injuries can be quite severe.

At Asatryan Law, our personal injury lawyers protect the claims of those injured in bus accidents throughout California. We review the facts of the crash, and pursue damages from the insurance companies of those who were responsible for the accident.

Understanding All Of Your Options

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 carries a high risk of injury with significant damage. Some of the various reasons that serious injuries often result in these accidents include:

  • Passengers on buses typically are not required to wear seat belts. 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 has extensive experience handling bus accidents claims. 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.

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