Palm Springs Bus Accident Lawyer
Competent Personal Injury Counsel for a Complicated Case
Even though buses are far larger than the average car on the road and tend to be carrying many more passengers, they are regulated by relatively relaxed safety measures. Passengers often stand or walk around while the bus is in motion, and seat belt usage typically goes unenforced for those who are sitting. In the case of an accident, these lax safety measures can lead to serious injuries for both the passengers on the bus, as well as cars or pedestrians on the road.
Between these inherent safety hazards of buses, as well as the many parties who may be liable when a bus accident occurs, the assistance of a Palm Springs auto accident attorney can be key in securing compensation for the damages you have experienced.
Complications with Bus Accident Liability
When a bus is responsible for an accident, the liability typically lies with the bus driver’s company, the bus maintenance company, or the state or local government who run the bus system. Bus companies tend to do all they can to minimize the damage, refute your injury claims, and offer significantly less than your pain and suffering warrants. When the bus in question is owned and operated by the government, making a claim is even more difficult. There are stricter guidelines in place with a much more unforgiving statute of limitations that require quick action. It is crucial to have a Palm Springs car accident lawyer with an understanding of California state law and filing guidelines to help protect your rights and make sure you do not miss deadlines.
Compensation You May be Eligible to Receive
Attorney Christopher Vader will fight for you to receive the fullest amount of compensation available under California law.
You may be eligible to receive compensation for your:
- Medical expenses, including initial hospital costs, rehabilitation, and therapy
- Lost wages for the time you were unable to work
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering, including emotional distress
- Damaged property
If you are suffering due to a bus accident, we know that the last thing you want to do is become involved in a drawn-out legal battle with large bus companies or the government.
Christopher is willing to go to battle for you. Schedule a no cost consultation today by calling (760) 537-4457 to learn how he can help!