Lake Elsinore Personal Injury Attorneys | Accident Lawyers
Lake Elsinore Bus Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one have been harmed in a California bus accident, you might be entitled to recover damages for your medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related expenses. Our Lake Elsinore bus accident lawyers can help you navigate the claims process, working to pursue the most favorable settlement possible. We have represented thousands of clients and won six and seven-figure settlements and verdicts, a portion of which have been in bus accident cases. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to set up a free case assessment today. If you cannot make it to our Lake Elsinore office, we will come to you.
Who is Liable for My Injuries in A California Bus Accident?
Under California law, there are multiple parties who may be liable for your injuries in a bus accident. These parties may share a portion of the bus driver’s fault and will be responsible for paying your damages.
These parties may include (among others):
- The bus driver: In many cases, the driver is responsible for an accident, particularly if he or she was drunk, distracted, or otherwise negligent in operating the bus.
- The transit company: If an investigation reveals that the transit company failed to take necessary steps to ensure the bus was safely maintained, and the evidence links this failure to the accident, you may be able to bring a claim against the company.
- Manufacturers: If an investigation reveals that a mechanical part – like a defective engine – was responsible for the accident, you may be able to bring a claim against the entity that manufactured, designed, or distributed that part.
- Other drivers on the public roads: If another 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 hold him or her liable for your injuries.
Questions Your Lake Elsinore Bus Accident Attorney May Ask You
The specific questions your lawyer asks you will depend upon the specific facts of your case. However, generally, you should expect to answer the following:
- How, when, and where did the accident occur?
- What types of injuries did you suffer?
- Have you sought treatment for your injuries? If so, what? What is your prognosis?
- Has anyone involved in the accident contacted you? Did you provide any statements? If so, what did you say?
- Have you been able to work since your accident?
- What accident-related expenses have you incurred?
- Have you posted about your accident or injuries on social media?
- Who else was involved in the accident and/or present on the accident scene? Did you speak to anyone? Did you gather contact information?
- Did you take any photos of the accident scene? Of your injuries?
Navigating the Claims Process
The bus accident attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers know firsthand how quickly insurers deny claims. Our team will help you craft a case built on real, concrete evidence so that you can walk away with the compensation that you deserve.
It is vital that you do not speak with a claims adjuster until you have consulted your personal injury attorney. An adjuster can coerce you into making statements that erode your claim and reduce your damages award. Additionally, it is advisable to stay off social media during the claims process so that you do not inadvertently post anything that an adjuster can use to contest the severity of your injuries.
When you hire us, we will walk you through each step of the claims process and will advise you as to the steps you should take (and avoid) in order to create the very best chance of success.
Discuss Your Claim with a Lake Elsinore Bus Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury from a bus accident, contact Harris Personal Injury Lawyers. Our personal injury attorneys have decades of collective experience representing accident victims in negotiations with large motor carriers and their insurance companies. As such, we are poised to help you pursue compensation for your injuries and losses so that you can be made whole. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message online to set up a free case assessment.