Oakland Bus Accident Lawyers
Were you injured while riding a bus or in a car-bus crash? When a public transit or private bus was involved in an accident during which you suffered serious injuries, we want you to give us a call at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers. Our Oakland bus accident attorneys have years of experience handling injury and death claims arising from bus accidents.
We are not afraid to file lawsuits against private bus companies or accident claims against municipalities. We will thoroughly investigate the bus accident that led to your injuries, identify what went wrong, identify who is liable for compensating you, and aggressively pursue full and fair compensation. We are proud to have helped more than 5,000 clients obtain more than $300 million in personal injury and wrongful death cases.
To talk with us about the bus accident that affected your life, call us at 1-800-GO-HARRIS. We are available 24/7 to take your call. If you cannot come to our Oakland office, we will meet at a time and place most convenient for you and your family.
Buses in Oakland, CA
Our Oakland bus accident lawyers handle accidents involving all types of buses, including:
- Alameda-Contra Costa Transit Buses
- Greyhound Buses
- Tour buses
- Shuttle buses
- Charter buses
Common Causes of Bus Accidents in Oakland
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we have years of experience dealing with bus accidents. We have seen single bus accidents happen for all types of reasons. We have handled cases involving bus collisions with other vehicles and pedestrians. Whatever the type of incident you were involved in, we can help. We perform independent and in-depth investigations to determine the underlying cause and who is at fault.
Some of the most common reasons for busing accidents include:
- Driver inexperience
- Driver’s lack of training and qualifications
- Driver fatigue
- Driver distraction
- Failure to yield to the right of way
- Failure to yield to pedestrians
- Blind spots
- Left turns
- Vehicle defects
- Negligent vehicle maintenance
- Lack of appropriate safety measures
- Road defects and construction
- Bad weather
Steps to Take After a Bus Accident
If you are injured in a bus accident, we recommend you get medical help as soon as possible. You should go through a thorough exam to ensure any injuries are properly diagnosed and treated.
If you are able to, ask for the bus driver or other vehicle driver’s name, contact information, and insurance information. You also should ask for other witnesses’ names and contact information. Your Oakland bus accident lawyer may contact witnesses in the future for their statements regarding what happened.
It can be helpful to document the scene. If you can, take photos and videos of the aftermath of the crash.
Tale pictures of your injuries immediately following the crash. Then, take pictures of your injuries every day. This can help you pursue fair compensation for your pain and suffering.
Then, once you are safe and sound, contact an experienced bus accident lawyer in Oakland. You may be one of many people with a claim against the bus company. If the bus involved was a public transit bus, then your claim is against a municipality. You have much tougher time restrictions on these claims, which is why you need an attorney to get to work right away.
How Our Oakland Bus Accident Attorneys Can Help
Following a serious bus accident that causes you harm or the death of a loved one, you may not be sure of what to do. You may not be confident about your rights, or you may be confident you have a claim, yet unsure how to handle the insurance claim or litigation processes. We are here to help you with all of it. We will thoroughly explain your rights and options, and if you have a valid claim, we will aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf.
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, our bus accident attorneys in Oakland will:
- Thoroughly investigate the crash;
- Gather evidence regarding what happened and who is at fault;
- Identify the liable party;
- Begin the insurance claim process or provide notice of a claim to the county;
- Handle the insurance claim process, including responding to the adjuster’s questions and requests;
- Pursue pre-litigation settlement negotiations with the insurer;
- File a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit;
- Fully utilize the discovery process to gain additional evidence against the at-fault party;
- Pursue a pre-trial settlement;
- Represent you during a trial.
Contact us Today at 1-800-GO-HARRIS
Whether you suffered a concussion and lacerations in a bus accident, or you have been diagnosed with a catastrophic spinal cord injury, we are here to fight for you. We will pursue a bus accident claim and fight for you to receive a just settlement that covers your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. If a settlement is not possible, we are not afraid to fight for you in court.
To schedule your free consultation, give us a call today or contact us online.