Bus Accident Attorney Southern California
Traffic collisions involving public transport and buses cause severe injuries and injure or kill many people. If someone is injured due to a bus-related accident, they are entitled to get reimbursed completely for all their injury-related and medical treatment expenses under California law.
However, to fully avail themselves of California laws, bus-accident victims require legal aid and the services of an experienced attorney. At the Maineri Law Firm, we will study the details of your injury and accident thoroughly and discuss your legal options. We have been holding responsible parties accountable for the damages and suffering they cause for more than two decades. We sympathize with victims and their families, and understand their concerns. The Maineri Law Firm is always ready to provide the legal assistance you and your family need.
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Thousands of Californians ride buses every day. In fact, buses are the only transportation source for many college students and other daily commuters. At the Maineri Law Firm, we understand that bus accident injuries can be catastrophic and may sometimes lead to permanent disability. That is why we thoroughly investigate the cause of every accident, identify the responsible party, and fight on behalf of the victims and their families to get the compensation they deserve. We will explain the law that applies in your personal injury case and safeguard all of your rights.
Who Can Be Held Liable In Bus-Related Accidents?
Identifying the parties to be held liable is the first step in seeking justice for bus accident victims. As an example, under California law, every school district is responsible for training their drivers and ensuring passengers’ safety. If a school bus gets in an accident anywhere in California, the concerned school district may be held legally responsible. In cases such as these, injured parties need an attorney to hold the district liable.
Bus Companies And Their Drivers Can Be Held Responsible For Injuries
If a bus accident occurs when the driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs – or drives recklessly – the driver and the bus company can be held liable for the accident.
If an accident occurred due to a defective or faulty automobile part, the manufacturer could be held accountable. However, if the accident occurs due to improper maintenance, the manufacturer may not be at fault. Instead, the law may hold the driver and bus company liable.
Government Entities Can Be Held Accountable By Law Firms For Bus Accidents
State and local governments are responsible for the maintenance of their buses. If an accident involves a local or state-owned bus, the Government may be held liable. An attorney may also hold a government agency responsible for failing to correct road conditions that may put drivers at risk of an accident.
Determining the party or parties that should be held responsible for your bus accident injuries is a crucial step in getting you the compensation you deserve. Contact the Maineri Law Firm without delay to schedule a free consultation.
Contact An Experienced Attorney In Case Of A School Bus Accident
Accidents involving school buses are always heart wrenching when innocent children are involved. To prevent such incidents, the state of California has passed specific laws.
For example, school buses leased or purchased after July 1, 2005, must have shoulder and lap restraints similar to those installed in cars and SUVs. These safety measures have been shown to reduce the extent of injuries in bus-related accidents. However, buses leased or purchased before this date are not required to make these alterations. This means children who go to school in older buses are at a considerably higher risk of getting injured in bus accidents than those who travel in newer models.
How Do School Bus Accidents occur?
Many accidental injuries occur when school children are boarding or leaving the bus during a drop-off or a pick-up. Such accidents are more common than those which occur when the school bus is being driven. Therefore, drivers must remain vigilant while the school children are boarding or getting off the bus – ensuring that they do not start driving until everyone is aboard and properly seated.
School bus drivers are required to follow certain precautions mandated by California state law. These include flashing lights whenever buses are stopping to pick up children and stopping at all railroad crossings. Unfortunately, these precautionary guidelines have not been successful in preventing school bus-related accidents completely. If your child has suffered injuries and emotional trauma due to a school bus accident, call the Maineri Law Firm right away to discuss your legal options.
Call The Maineri Law Firm Now For A Free Consultation
There is nothing more important in this world than you and your family’s health. If a bus accident has left you or a loved one injured, allow the Maineri Law Firm to help. We advocate for clients throughout Southern California and represent clients who are victims of: bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, all vehicle accidents, bicycle-related accidents, premises liabilities, slip-and-fall accidents, spinal cord injuries, and dog bites. The Maineri Law Firm handles all injury claims on a contingency basis, meaning that you don’t need to pay attorney fees unless the we recover compensation from the liable party. Contact us today to setup a free consultation.
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