Bus Accident Attorneys
Commercial Vehicle Accidents – Bus Accident Attorneys
Over the last decade, the use of public transportation has grown by more than 20%, an all time high since the 1950’s. For example, buses have become an integral part of everyday life of many people who commute to work or school, or simply run errands. These people trust that the bus is mechanically sound and the driver is a duly licensed operator. Unfortunately, regardless of the many precautions taken, bus accidents are far more common that you would think. Accidents involving larger vehicles, like buses, carry a large possibility of an injury due to the large number of people involved: passengers, the bus driver, or the driver of the any other vehicle involved in the accident. Common injuries of bus accidents are: brain injuries, sprained muscles and ligaments, spinal cord injuries, internal bleeding, coma/ventilation, damaged internal organs, etc.
The Need for a Lawyer
Bus accidents can lead to severe injuries. Such injuries lead to extensive expenses medical treatment and rehabilitation, as well as possible lost wages, property damage, etc. In order to recover for their damages, the injured party has to prove negligence against the other party. If negligence is established, the injured party is entitled to compensation. This would covers pain and suffering, medical bills, property damage, loss of income, loss of consortium, etc.
However, bus accidents are confusing when it comes to liability. A bus accident attorney can help identify the negligent parties. Liability can often be found in the bus driver, the public transportation company, the driver of the other vehicle involved (if applicable), etc. A bus accident attorney helps navigate through the legal issues involving bus accidents, such as the higher duty of care owed to passengers when it comes to proving negligence and the stricter guidelines they adhere to, such as the statute of limitations. A personal injury attorney can also ensure that all corners of the case are covered: gather all evidence of liability; record all witness testimonies; create a timeline of events; etc.
Bus Accident Attorneys Can Help
If you or a loved one was injured in a bus accident, you should contact a personal injury attorney. They can help you explore all your options. Schedule a free initial consultation with experienced bus accident attorneys from the Law Offices of Eslamboly Hakim. Call 800-LAW-TALK (529-8255) or contact us online.
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Sharona Eslamboly Hakim, Esq. is a successful personal injury attorney and the principal of the Law Offices of Eslamboly Hakim firm in Beverly Hills, California.