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El Cerrito Bus Accident Attorneys

El Cerrito Bus Accident Attorneys

If you have been harmed in a bus accident, you might be entitled to recover damages for your medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related expenses. Our experienced bus accident lawyers can help you pursue compensation for your injuries. Throughout the years, we have represented thousands of clients and won numerous six and seven-figure settlements and verdicts, a portion of which have been in bus accident casesFor a free case consultation, call us at 1-800-GO-HARRIS. We will come to you if you are unable to travel.

Who is Liable for My Damages in An El Cerrito Bus Crash Case?

Aside from the bus driver, many different parties may be liable for your damages. Some of these parties may include: 

  • The bus company: If an investigation shows that the bus company failed to take necessary steps to ensure the vehicle was safe, and the evidence links this failure to the accident, you may be able to bring a claim against it.  
  • The bus driver: If the bus driver was distracted or impaired, you may have grounds to sue him or her for negligent driving. 
  • Manufacturers: If a defective bus part caused the accident, you may be able to bring a claim against the entity that manufactured, designed, or distributed that part. 
  • Government entities: If you were injured while riding on a government-owned bus, or if an investigation shows that a government employee may have been at fault, you might have grounds to sue the government entity.  
  • Other drivers: If a driver caused an accident by running a red light, failing to yield, rear-ending the bus, or otherwise driving negligently, you may be able to sue him or her for your injuries.

Types of Cases We Handle

In a bus accident case, many different parties may be liable for your damages. Depending on the specifics of your case, we will use a variety of different approaches to recover compensation.   We understand the laws impacting bus drivers across industries and are equipped to handle the following types of cases: 

  • Bus accidents involving public buses 
  • Bus accidents involving school buses 
  • Airport shuttle accidents 
  • Tour bus accidents 
  • Bus accidents involving drowsy, distracted, or impaired bus drivers 
  • Bus accidents caused by mechanical failures 
  • Bus accidents involving pedestrians 
  • Bus accidents caused by poor road conditions 
  • Bus accidents resulting in wrongful death

Questions Your Bus Accident Attorney May Ask You

The first time you meet with a bus accident lawyeryou should be prepared to answer several questions about your case. Your responses will give your lawyer the information he or she needs to present a compelling case on your behalf.  

  • How, when, and where did the accident occur? 
  • What are your injuries? 
  • What treatment have you sought, and what is your prognosis? 
  • Did you speak to anyone about your accident? 
  • How much work have you missed due to your injuries? 
  • What other expenses have you incurred?

Representation You Can Trust. Call Us Today to Start the Recovery Process.

When you have been involved in an accident, an insurance company may attempt to force you into making statements that devalue your claim and reduce your settlement. As such, it is advisable to avoid speaking with insurance companies until you’ve consulted an experienced personal injury attorney.   At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we will help you build a case based on concrete evidence. Our goal is to help you walk away with the compensation that you need to recover physically, emotionally, and financially. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message online to set up a free case assessment. We look forward to your call.