San Jose Bus Accident Lawyers
San Jose Bus Accident Lawyers
Were you injured onboard a bus or in a bus crash? Our experienced San Jose bus accident attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers are here to help. Over the years, we have represented many individuals injured on board passenger buses as well as individuals hurt in traffic accidents caused by bus drivers. Whatever the circumstances that led to your injuries or the loss of a relative, give us a call. Let us help you navigate the insurance claim and litigation processes. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we believe accident victims deserve to be treated fairly and with compassion and respect. Our doors are open to anyone injured because of another person or business’s carelessness, recklessness, or intentional misconduct. We are proud of the work we do for bus accident victims in San Jose and across the state. We have helped more than 5,000 clients win over $300 million in settlements and court awards. To talk with us about how we can help you and the potential value of your claim, call 1-800-GO-HARRIS.
We Handle Claims Involving All Types of Buses
Do not hesitate to contact us at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers if you were injured in an accident involving:
- A Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) bus
- Greyhound, Megabus, or other passenger buses
- Charter bus
- Tour bus
- Hotel or airport shuttle
- School bus
- Privately owned bus
Whatever type of bus you were injured on or was involved in a crash, call us right away. Let us investigate the accident to determine what happened and why.
Common Causes of San Jose Bus Accidents
Some of the most common causes of bus accidents in San Jose include:
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Failing to yield for pedestrians
- Vehicle or part defects
- Equipment or system malfunctions
- Brake failure
- Negligent maintenance
- Driver inexperienced
- Driver’s lack of qualifications
- Poor road conditions and construction
- Improper weight distribution
Who Is Responsible for a Bus Accident?
After suffering injuries in a bus accident, you naturally want to know who is going to be held responsible? Who is liable for your injuries, and who is going to pay for them? The best way to determine who is liable and hold them responsible is by working with an experienced San Jose bus accident lawyer. Several parties could be responsible for the accident, including:
- The bus company
- A government agency
- The individual owner of the bus
- A school board
- The bus manufacturer or retailer
- The bus driver
- A bus passenger
- The negligent driver of a vehicle
To determine what happened and who is responsible, we will obtain and review the police report. Next, we will gather eyewitness reports. We may talk to other passengers on the bus, pedestrians, or other motorists who were involved in or saw the accident occur. We will obtain any photos and videos available of the crash. We will file a lawsuit against the parties who are likely liable for the crash and your injuries in order to gain more evidence. Through the discovery process, we can access bus company records and depose the bus drivers and individuals. Once we have gathered and reviewed all of the possible evidence, we will confirm the liable party and vigorously pursue full and fair compensation for your injuries?
Is Your Claim Against the VTA?
If we believe VTA is liable for the accident and your injuries, we will file a notice of claim immediately. Pursuing compensation from a government agency is a far different process than filing a personal injury lawsuit or typical insurance claim and there are shorter deadlines. We will guide you through the administrative claim process. If the VTA does not respond or refuses to provide you with adequate compensation, we will pursue a lawsuit against the agency.
San Jose Bus Accident Compensation
Through a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim, we will fight hard for you to receive full and fair compensation for your injuries, whether you suffered a broken bone that will fully heal or suffered serious injuries that will leave behind scarring, a physical limitation, or cognitive or personality changes. We will demand that you receive compensation for your:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost wages and employment benefits
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Reduced earning capacity
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of consortium
Call Our San Jose Bus Accident Lawyers Today
After a bus accident, you may not be sure of what you should do next. Do you call a lawyer or try to handle the claims process yourself? We recommend you give Harris Personal Injury Lawyers a call at 1-800-GO-HARRIS. We offer free consultations so that you can get all of the information you need to make the right decision for you and your family. If you choose us to represent you, there are no upfront fees. You only pay our fees if we win you compensation.