When you get on a city transit bus or when you send your young ones off to school on a school bus, you put your and your loved ones' lives in the hands of the bus driver, the bus company and a host of others. A bus accident is the last thing you expect to happen. But the truth is they happen every day. Since 1990, more than 407,000 fatal traffic accidents have occurred in the United States. School bus-related accidents account for one-third of 1 percent of these deaths. If you or a loved one has suffered from injuries incurred in an Oakland bus accident, you should contact our offices immediately.
Whether you were injured as a passenger, bus operator, innocent pedestrian or operator of a separate vehicle that was involved in a bus accident, the attorneys at the Brady Law Group can present your case against public or private entities. All cases are handled on a contingency basis. This means if we do not win your case, you pay nothing.
Who May Be Held Accountable?
There are many ways bus crashes happen, and the question of who is responsible for injuries and other damages depends on the circumstances of each individual bus accident. There are a number of differences between public and private bus entities. Public bus entities are often shielded by complex negligence standards due to the government's interest in immunity from private suits. Some of the parties that may be responsible for your injuries include:
- Affiliated cruise lines and tour operators
- Bus company
- Bus driver
- Bus maintenance companies
- Drivers of other vehicles
- Manufacturer of the bus and/or its parts
- School districts and school boards
- State and local government
Bus accidents often lead to personal injury and are caused by a number of factors, including DUI, reckless driving, weather conditions, dangerous roadway, improper maintenance, defective equipment, etc.
Accidents can occur when a bus company sends a defective or improperly maintained bus out on the streets. Poorly trained maintenance personnel or failure to make or enforce adequate safety standards.
Bus companies contract independent third-party companies to maintain their busses. These companies may be sued independently. If the bus you were injured on is a city or county bus, the county or city may be held liable for the negligence of the city or county employed driver.
What Exactly Qualifies Something As A Bus?
The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards define a bus as any motor vehicle capable of carrying more than 10 passengers.
If you or someone you love has suffered injuries on a city bus, county bus or school bus, contact the Brady Law Group for a free, confidential consultation.
Serious Bus Accident Injury Lawyer In Sacramento And Surrounding Areas
If you've been involved in a bus accident and are suffering from your injuries, it's imperative that you seek medical attention right away. The next thing you should do is to call one of our specialized personal injury attorneys at the Brady Law Group. A Sacramento bus accident attorney will either take your call or answer your questions on line. With 24 years' experience in California bus accident litigation, the Brady Law Group has a track record that demands respect in the Sacramento courts. The lawyer you select will make the difference between an average settlement and the full settlement you deserve. The attorney you select makes all the difference in how you will be treated by the opposing counsel. By choosing a firm like the Brady Law Group to handle your case, you are taking decades of experience in these Sacramento courts with you. We understand each case is different, and every client is a unique individual with special needs. Your needs, concerns and all of your questions are welcome at the Brady Law Group. There are a multitude of factors that can cause a bus accident and unfortunately, they usually don't have anything to do with the person or persons injured in it. If you were on a passenger bus that crashed, an innocent bystander hit by a bus, a driver of another vehicle or the driver of the crashed bus, we have experience from all angles and we are not afraid to take on big insurance companies.
Choosing A Bus Accident Lawyer In Sacramento, California
Call the Brady Law Group today if you were recently involved in a bus accident. It is imperative that you contact a law firm that specializes in the representation of plaintiffs involved in bus accidents, and not a general practice lawyer. A general practice lawyer will get a fraction of the settlement compared to the settlement that an experienced bus accident lawyer can obtain for you. Such accidents can bring suit against either public or private companies. Because you were on a bus and the bus is a common carrier, it doesn't matter if it is owned by a private or public entity. There are many important differences between public and private bus entities. Public bus entities are often shielded by complicated negligence standards due to the government's interest in immunity from private suits. With help from the experienced bus accident attorneys at the Brady Law Group, you can make a claim against the public entities that owe you.
Who Is Responsible For Your Injuries In A Bus Crash Or Accident In Sacramento?
Who is responsible for your injuries and your other damages? It all depends upon the circumstances surrounding the bus accident. After you have been injured in a bus crash, finding an attorney who will locate all potential responsible parties is crucial to your case. Here are a few places check for responsibility:
The bus company
Bus maintenance company
State or local governments
School districts and school boards
Affiliated cruise lines and tour operators
Drivers of other vehicles and their employers
Manufacturers of the bus and/or its parts
If you think your bus accident injury is due to someone else's negligence, contact one of our bus accident attorneys at the Brady Law Group today to schedule your free consultation.