Greenberg Gross represents those in Santa Clarita who have suffered severe injuries on or because of public transit, whether it’s a school bus, shuttle, Greyhound, or Metro. Our bus accident attorneys will assess your case and circumstances and make every effort to secure the financial compensation you deserve.
Greenberg Gross Wants To Be Your Trusted Legal Ally
Accidents on what ought to be safe public transportation leave you or a loved one in a situation you may have never anticipated. You may be puzzled, hurt, and unsure of how to continue.
Filing a Claim on Your Own May Not Be Enough to Cover Your Losses
You can try to submit a claim to your insurance provider, but it may be insufficient to pay for your injuries, automobile repairs, or, in the worst-case scenario, burial fees. The best course of action may be to bring a personal injury lawsuit against the party at fault for the accident. Under California law, you can collect the excess costs of your damages.
However, the liable party will also have a lawyer who will have full knowledge of how personal injury cases work, applicable state laws, and what can be used as a potential defense against you. So don’t file alone, with the legal services of Greenberg Gross at your disposal, we will handle the following for you:
- Acquisition of evidence
- Potential negotiations and court appearances
- Analysis of medical records and other expenses
- Settlement calculation
- Investigation into all potentially responsible parties
- Application of all state and county laws relevant to your case.
Your Representative Will Advocate for You, No Matter the Circumstances
While you rest and recuperate, we will oversee your case and provide constant updates while remaining available to answer any questions. Our client’s health comes first.
The fact that our founders are listed among the top 100 attorneys in California demonstrates to clients that they are hiring a solid, seasoned team of litigators that care about and bravely defend their clients. Regardless of how complicated the case is or how big the person or business may be, we are prepared to fight against them on your behalf.
Who Can Be Held Accountable for a Bus Accident?
It would be reasonable to assume that the bus driver would be at fault if you were involved in an accident on or with a bus. However, there are a number of factors to take into account when attempting to pinpoint the crash’s cause and liable parties.
- How did the accident occur?
- Is the driver liable or their employer?
- What role did other drivers play in the accident?
Potentially Liable Parties in a Bus Accident Case
The circumstances surrounding the collision will determine the answers to these questions. The bus driver would be responsible for your damages if they broke the rules or drove recklessly. But, if a different car swerved in front of them without giving them a chance to respond, that driver would be at fault.
The same can be stated for events like ruptured tires or engine failure, which may be beyond the control of the driver and would indicate fault on the part of the employer and/or manufacturer.
Gathering evidence, acquiring verbal and visual accounts from other passengers on the bus and additional bystanders, potential dash cam footage and other relevant sources of information will be our utmost concern after hearing your testimony. You tell us what you saw, and we’ll go from there.
How Will I Be Able to Pay for My Injuries?
You can hold others accountable for your damages if your attorney can demonstrate that they acted negligently when they caused the collision. If done successfully, they will be legally responsible for the following:
- Recovery bills
- Surgical treatment
- Hospital/ER visits
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost mobility and independence
- Lost quality of life
We Will Accurately Assess the Value of Your Personal and Financial Losses
All of these costs and losses can add up, and if not correctly calculated, you risk being left in a precarious financial situation even after receiving your payout. The liable insurance company may also make you an insufficient offer.
A lawyer from our firm will assess your case, and go over your medical records, automobile appraisals, and any other expenses related to your accident until we come up with a reasonable figure that you will be satisfied with.
California Fault Laws May Affect Your Bus Accident Case
There are fault regulations in each state that determine the amount of compensation you can obtain based on your role in the accident. This is known as comparative negligence in California.
Under this doctrine, your settlement may be reduced if the opposing counsel can prove that you shared blame for the accident. However, there’s no reason to fear comparative negligence. Our team will develop an approach to counter the accusations leveled against you and seek the compensation you need to move forward. We will ensure you are not assigned an inaccurate level of blame for the collision.
Don’t Wait to File Your Personal Injury Lawsuit
Time is of the essence for California accident victims. After your accident, you will only have 2 years to file a claim against potentially responsible parties, per California Civil Code. If your case is against the government, you must file a claim within 6 months of the accident or they will not be held accountable.
Filing with us will not cost you a cent until we win. If the finances are your only deterrent to pursuing a case, do not hesitate to contact us.
File With a Bus Accident Lawyer from Greenberg Gross Today
Contact our firm today to speak with a bus accident lawyer. We provide legal services and free case reviews to potential claimants in Santa Clarita and throughout California.