Many Californians, especially those in larger cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles, rely on public transportation to get around. With thousands of buses—including both government-owned and privately operated buses—on the road, it is not surprising that bus accidents are fairly common. When collisions occur, bus passengers and other motorists can be severely injured.
At Torem & Associates, we represent clients who have been injured in accidents involving all types of buses. Whether you were a passenger on a mass transit bus, were hit by a private charter bus, or have a child who was injured in a school bus accident, you may be able to take legal action against the negligent parties. These types of injury claims can be very complex, and it is crucial that you speak to an experienced attorney about your various legal options.
Contact Torem & Associates at (888) 500-5000 for a free consultation with one of our bus accident attorneys in California. We are available 24/7 to assist you.
Liability in Bus Accident Claims
One factor that makes bus accident claims particularly complicated is the number of possible liable parties. The person or company responsible for your injuries and losses following a bus accident will depend on the type of bus involved, as well as the various circumstances that led to the accident. For example, if you were hit by a Muni bus while walking in San Francisco because the bus operator was distracted, both the driver and his/her employer, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) may be liable. If you were involved in an accident with a Greyhound bus because one of the bus’s tires blew out on the highway, the tire manufacturer and/or the Greyhound company might be responsible.
Depending on the unique circumstances of your accident, any of the following parties might be liable for your injuries and other damages:
- The bus driver
- The company that employs the bus driver
- The company that owns or operates the bus
- The local and/or state government
- The manufacturer or distributor of a defective bus part
- The company responsible for a defective bus design
- The entity in charge of conducting routine bus maintenance
At Torem & Associates, we know how to thoroughly investigate bus accident claims in order to determine what caused the accident and who is at fault. We work with accident reconstruction specialists and other experts in our efforts to prove that negligence led to your injuries and other losses. From there, we can help you pursue the maximum compensation you are owed.
Speak to an Experienced Attorney about Your Case
If you have been injured or your loved one was killed in a bus accident, it is crucial that you discuss your rights with a seasoned attorney. Since 1983, Torem & Associates has been helping injured victims and their families throughout the state of California fight for the fair recovery they deserved. We understand how difficult it is to move forward from a catastrophic accident; because of this, our legal team offers compassionate counsel, personalized guidance, and tireless advocacy for our clients. Reach out to our California bus accident attorneys today to find out how we can help you.
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