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Palo Alto Bus Accident Attorneys

Palo Alto Bus Accident Attorneys

If you or a loved one 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. The bus accident lawyers in our Palo Alto office can help you navigate the claims process and will work to recover damages on your behalf. 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 cases. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to learn more.

Types of Cases our Palo Alto Bus Accident Lawyers Handle

Depending on the type of bus, the cause of your accident, and the nature and extent of your injuries, our personal injury lawyers will employ different tactics in building your caseOur bus accident lawyers are well-versed in the laws binding bus drivers across industries and are equipped to handle the following types of cases, among others: 

  • 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 

 

Who Can I Sue for a Bus Accident?

Liability in a bus accident case is rarely straightforward. Aside from the bus driver himself, multiple other parties may be liable for your damages. Some of these parties may include: 

  • The transit company: If an investigation reveals that the public transit company failed to take the steps necessary to safely maintain its fleet of buses, and if the evidence links this failure to your accident, your lawyer may pursue a claim against the company.   
  • ManufacturersIf 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, you might have grounds to sue that 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.

 

Questions Your Attorney May Ask You

The first time you sit down with us, we will ask you a series of questions to better understand the circumstances surrounding your accident. For instance, we will want to know: 

  • How, when, and where the accident occurred 
  • What injuries you suffered, your treatment thus far, and your prognosis 
  • Whether you spoke to anyone about the accident and if so, with whom you spoke 
  • How much work you’ve missed due to your injuries 
  • What accident-related expenses you’ve incurred 
  • Whether you’ve posted about your accident on social media 
  • Whether you collected contact information for any eyewitnesses

 

Navigating the Claims Process

The bus accident attorneys in our Palo Alto office know firsthand how quickly insurers deny claims. Our team will help you craft a case built on concrete evidence so that you can walk away with the compensation you need to move forward from your accident. 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) to increase your chances of success.

Discuss Your Claim with a Bus Accident Lawyer in Our Palo Alto Office.

If you’ve suffered an injury from a bus accident, contact Harris Personal Injury Lawyers. We have decades of collective experience representing accident victims in negotiations with large motor carriers and their insurance companies and are equipped to help you pursue compensation for your injuries and losses  Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message online to set up a free case assessment.

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