Orange County Bus Accident Lawyers

Orange County Bus Accident Lawyer

You may take the bus on a regular basis, or like many people, you may find yourself on a bus occasionally, like when you are shuttled between an airport and hotel. If you rarely if ever ride buses, you encounter them while you drive around Orange County. Whether as a rider or motorist, you could find yourself injured in a bus accident or mourning the loss of a loved one after a fatal crash. Whatever your experience, Harris Personal Injury Lawyers is here to help. Our Orange County bus accident attorneys will thoroughly review your situation and advise you of the best next steps. If you have a valid legal claim against another individual, business, or municipality, we can represent you in fighting for fair compensation. We are proud of the success we have seen fighting for accident and injury victims. More than 5,000 of our clients have obtained over $300 million in court rulings and settlements. To talk with us about your bus accident experience and whether you are entitled to compensation, call 1-800-GO-HARRIS or submit your information through our online form. We offer free consultations.

Our Bus Accident Lawyers in Orange County Handle All Types of Cases

We have worked on cases involving all types of buses, including public transit, school, tour, charter, shuttle, and other passenger buses. We also have handled cases involving all types of accidents. We have represented victims of single-vehicle accidents, like when a bus runs off the road or collides with a building. We have handled multi-vehicle accidents, like when buses are in collisions with other motorists. In some cases, the bus driver is at fault and in others, the other motorist was responsible. Bus accidents in Orange County occur for all types of reasons. Our Orange County bus accident lawyers have represented victims who suffered injuries due to:

  • Speeding
  • Improper bus operator training
  • Distracted driving
  • Impaired driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Failure to maintain a lookout
  • Failure to check blind spots
  • Failure to abide traffic devices
  • Bus defects
  • Mechanical or system failures on buses

When you are hurt in a collision with a bus or while riding a bus, you may not be sure of what happened or why. Did the bus drive cause the crash? Is another driver at fault? You need a great deal of information to fight for compensation for your injuries. You need to know why the accident occurred to identify who was at fault and to identify who is liable under the law. We will find this information out for you. When you work with Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, you have a legal team prepared to vigorously investigate the crash. When we know who is liable, we will fight hard for you to be compensated for your injuries.

Potentially Liable Parties for a Bus Crash

Liability for bus accident injuries varies widely depending on what went wrong. After years of addressing bus accident claims, we have found that liable parties may include:

  • The bus company
  • A government agency
  • A school board or district
  • A bus operator/driver
  • A contractor hired to maintain or repair the bus
  • The bus designer, manufacturer, or retailer

Also, fault may lie with another party not related to the bus at all. You may find another motorist was responsible for the crash and your injuries. For most of these parties, we will file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. However, if you were injured in a collision involving a pubic transit bus, then a government agency may be liable. When this happens, you need to file notice of a claim against the agency as soon as possible. Governments often have tight deadlines for claims, and if you miss those deadlines, it is challenging to obtain compensation. Call our Orange County bus accident attorneys immediately if your crash involved an Orange County Transportation Authority bus.

Bus Accident Compensation

If you were injured in a bus accident that was another party’s fault, we will fight for you to receive full and fair compensation. This may include compensation for your:

  • Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages
  • Out-of-Pocket Expenses
  • Property Damage
  • Emotional Distress
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Reduced Earning Capacity
  • Loss of Spousal Affection

How We Establish Liability and Your Damages

To obtain compensation after a bus accident in Orange County, you need evidence that the other party is liable under the law. Harris Personal Injury Lawyers obtains that evidence through assessing the police report, interviewing eyewitnesses, obtaining evidence through legal tools, like depositions and subpoenas, evaluating photos and videos of the accident, and hiring experts like an accident reconstructionist or engineer. We also gather evidence of your physical, emotional, and financial injuries by obtaining your medical records related to the bus accident injuries, gathering your receipts and pay records, obtaining your testimony, asking you to keep a daily journal of your injuries, and asking for your friends and relative’s testimony. We also may hire medical experts to testify regarding the harm you have suffered. To learn more about how we fight for bus accident compensation and how much your claim may be worth, call us at 1-800-GO-HARRIS.