If you or a family member was hurt in a bus accident in or around Long Beach, know you’re not alone. You shouldn’t have to handle wrangling insurance companies, utility bills, and more on your own, and you don’t have to. Instead, you could have someone on your side to make the process smoother for you.
The Long Beach bus accident lawyers from Greenberg Gross take care of all the legal details so you can focus on the most important thing – getting better. It all starts with a free case evaluation, so you know exactly what to expect.
What Are the Most Common Bus Accident Injuries?
Bus operators are licensed and insured, and many have years of experience. Accidents still happen, and injuries can be severe. Here are some of the most common injuries we see and represent here at Greenberg Gross:
- Neck injuries
- Fractured or broken bones
- Spinal injuries
- Cuts and lacerations
- Damage to or loss of limbs
- Organ damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
No matter how severe your injuries are, you must seek medical care immediately. Not only will this catch more serious complications before they get worse, but it will also boost your case. Having a paper trail as to the extent of your injuries will make it easier for you to get the care you need and recover damages.
The best bus accident lawyer is a mediator between you and the insurance adjusters, handling coverage denials or inadequate coverage amounts, so you don’t have to spend all your time sending emails and waiting on hold. We can and will fight to cover the costs of your medical care, and we can also work toward recovering lost wages and other damages.
What Are Some Common Crash Causes for a Bus Accident?
Every bus accident is different. With that said, some common causes tend to crop up again and again. Here are just some of the crash types we handle here at Greenberg Gross:
- Negligent Bus Company: If the bus company did not perform proper upkeep and maintenance on the vehicle, it could malfunction, leading to a crash.
- Fatigued Driver: Bus drivers who take especially long shifts or open after closing could be too fatigued to operate their vehicles safely.
- Negligent Driver: Bus drivers who don’t provide enough space between the bus and other vehicles, speed, or run red lights put their passengers at risk.
- Inclement Weather: Poor weather conditions could cause the bus to hydroplane or otherwise go out of control, leading to severe injuries.
- Bus Blind Spot: If a vehicle enters a bus’s blind spot, it could cause a crash, with anything from a sideswipe and fender bender to a T-bone being possible.
Regardless of how serious or minor you think your accident was, you can always benefit from having an advocate who will build your case for you.
Why Should I Hire a Long Beach Bus Accident Lawyer?
After surviving a bus accident, you may have doctors’ visits, prescription meds to pay for, and insurance claims to make, which is on top of all your regular bills and obligations.
Simply put, you don’t have enough time to advocate for yourself, get all your needs met, and properly recover from your injuries. And if you do take on your case alone, you’ll likely miss out on compensation that a professional could recover for you.
Your Lawyer Can Deal with the Insurance Adjusters for You
The insurance companies might end up covering the costs of your care, but before they do so, they’ll employ a team of insurance adjusters. The primary goal of any insurance adjuster is to save the company money, and they do this by granting the minimum coverage amount – or denying claims altogether.
Instead of having to place endless calls and deal with the stress of getting your claims denied, an attorney can handle all this for you. They can appeal denials and fight to get you the fairest coverage amount possible.
Your Lawyer Can Build Your Case While You Recover
Bus drivers are represented by company-appointed attorneys. That being the case, you’ll want to have a competent lawyer on your side to gather the evidence and testimony needed to build your case.
Your bus accident lawyer can prove the liable party’s negligence by showing the four elements of negligence are met in your case:
Duty of Care: The negligent party owed you a duty of care, like driving responsibly.
Breach of Duty of Care: The negligent party breached their duty of care, for example, by driving fatigued.
Causation: The negligent party caused the crash through their breach of duty of care.
Damages: You have damages as a result of the crash, like medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering.
What About Attorney Fees?
Too many personal injury firms will say anything to get you in the door, hoping to get a large upfront fee before doing any work. If a firm’s claims sound too good to be true, they probably are. You can afford our firm because you don’t have to pay fees out of pocket. Our fees come from your earnings if we’re successful. If we don’t win your case, we don’t get paid.
Why Choose Greenberg Gross?
Here at Greenberg Gross, we know the importance of good representation. Our founders worked for some of the biggest firms before starting their own, and along the way, they’ve been recognized many times by The Daily Journal in their Top 100 Lawyers in California list. We’ve built a team of professionals who aren’t just attorneys but advocates too.
Connect with Our Long Beach Bus Accident Lawyers
If you or a family member was hurt in a bus accident in Los Angeles County, remember you’re not alone. Our team of attorneys is here for you. Contact Greenberg Gross today and get your free case evaluation with a compassionate team member.