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Agoura Hills Bus Accident Lawyer 

Fighting For Those Who Have Been Injured in Bus Accidents in the Greater Los Angeles Area

The Los Angeles bus accident lawyers at Effres & Effres are dedicated to the representation of victims of bus accidents, helping them and their families recover the compensation that they deserve for their losses. For help filing a claim, or to identify whether you have grounds for a viable claim, speak to an experienced Los Angeles bus accident lawyer at our firm today.

Call Effres & Effres today at (818) 222-9720 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our bus accident attorneys in Agoura Hills.

Common Causes of Bus Accidents

Some common causes of bus accidents may include:

  • Driver Negligence: Inadequate Training: Bus drivers must undergo comprehensive training to operate these large vehicles safely. Negligence in training can lead to accidents.
  • Fatigue: Long hours on the road could lead to driver fatigue, impairing judgment and reaction times.
  • Adverse Weather: Driving in inclement weather conditions requires additional caution. Failure to adjust driving behavior to weather conditions can lead to accidents.
  • Reckless Driving: Bus drivers must adhere to traffic laws. Reckless driving, speeding, or aggressive behavior can result in accidents.
  • Running Red Lights: Disregarding traffic signals poses a significant risk of collisions at intersections.

Common Injuries of Bus Accidents

Common injuries in bus accidents include:

  • Whiplash and Neck Injuries: Sudden stops or collisions may cause whiplash, leading to neck pain and stiffness.
  • Head Injuries: Impact on hard surfaces during a bus accident can cause concussions, traumatic brain injuries, or other head injuries.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Severe accidents could result in spinal cord injuries, resulting in paralysis or long-term disabilities.
  • Broken Bones and Fractures: The force of a bus accident can lead to broken bones and fractures, requiring extensive medical treatment.
  • Internal Injuries: Blunt force trauma in a bus accident can cause internal injuries.
  • Emotional Trauma: Bus accidents can cause emotional distress and trauma, impacting the mental well-being of survivors.

Who Is Liable in a Bus Accident?

The days following a bus accident can be traumatic. You may be contacted by the bus company and asked to settle a possible claim for a small amount. It is important that you never settle with anybody until you speak to an experienced attorney. Filing a bus accident claim is very different from filing a typical traffic accident claim. For one thing, it isn’t just one party that may be liable in a bus accident claim.

There are several parties that may be liable, including the following:

  • The Bus Driver – Drivers are required to drive safely and avoid aggressive driving and distracted driving. Additionally, drivers must adhere to the law and avoid driving while fatigued or impaired.
  • The Bus Company – The company that owns or operates the bus must hire qualified, skilled, and trained drivers, must make sure that the buses are in functioning order, and must comply with other federal and state transportation safety rules.
  • Maintenance and Repair Companies – These companies are entrusted with the task of maintaining and repairing buses. Vehicles with malfunctioning components must be placed out of service until they are repaired.
  • Manufacturers of Bus Components – If the bus accident is the result of a defective component, the manufacturer of the part may be held responsible.
  • Government Agencies – Agencies in charge of construction, maintenance, and control of highways may be held liable if a defective condition causes an accident.

Statute of Limitations for Bus Accident Claims in California

Under California law, you have a limited period of time in which to file a claim. If your claim is against a government agency, then you have an even smaller window in which to file a claim. To learn more, reach out to our firm today. We offer our services to residents throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, and all surrounding counties.

Contact Our Agoura Hills Bus Accident Attorney Today

At Effres & Effres, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll these accidents can take on your life. Our Agoura Hills bus accident attorney is committed to delivering aggressive representation to secure the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been a bus accident victim, contact us today for a consultation. Trust us to be your reliable advocates in navigating the legal challenges.

For answers to questions regarding your bus accident claim, call (818) 222-9720 to schedule a free consultation with our Agoura Hills bus accident lawyer at our firm.

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