Ventura Personal Injury Lawyers | Accident Attorneys
Ventura Bus Accident Lawyer
If you or a relative were the victim of a serious bus crash, call Harris Personal Injury Lawyers today. We understand how, in a split second, an unexpected accident and injury can alter the course of your life. We know that your physical and emotional injuries, as well as the financial ramifications of a bus accident, can be overwhelming. Our Ventura bus accident attorneys are here to help you pursue just compensation for your injuries from the individual, business, or government agency responsible for the accident.
Pursuing bus accident compensation can be difficult and intimidating. That is why we are here to fight for you each step of the way. We will guide you through the insurance claim and litigation processes and demand you receive full and fair compensation. We are proud to have won more than $300 million for over 500 clients throughout California.
To talk with us about a potential bus accident claim, call 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us your information through our online form. We offer free consultations, and there are no upfront attorney’s fees. We only get paid if we win you compensation.
We Handle All Types of Bus Accident Cases in Ventura, CA
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, our team handles claims involving all types of buses, including school buses, tour buses, VCTC buses, Greyhound and other passenger buses, hotel and airport shuttles, and others. We have addressed claims against buses owned by private individuals, businesses, school districts, and municipalities. No matter who owns the bus, we will thoroughly investigate the crash to determine who caused the harmful collision and which party is responsible for compensating you.
Our bus accident lawyers in Ventura also have worked on buses accident cases arising from all types of negligence.
Some of the most common causes of bus accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Impaired driving
- Failing to adhere to traffic signs, signals, and rules of the road
- Failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks
- Vehicle defects
- Negligent maintenance of the bus
- Bus driver inexperience
- Bus driver lack of qualifications and training
Steps to Take After a Bus Accident
If you were part of a bus accident or your companion was injured in a bus crash, we recommend you:
- Call 911 to ensure the police and emergency medical personnel arrive as swiftly as possible.
- Take note of the type of bus and any logo or brand name displayed.
- Ask for the bus driver’s name, employer’s information, contact information, and insurance information.
- Ask for witnesses’ names and contact information.
- Take photos and video of the accident, surrounding property damage, and your or your companion’s injuries.
- Go to the emergency room or your physician as soon a possible for a full exam.
- Contact a Ventura bus accident attorney as soon as possible to discuss your right to file a claim.
Pursuing Bus Accident Compensation
If you are injured in a bus accident, whether you were in another car, a pedestrian, or a bus passenger, our bus accident attorneys in Ventura are here to help you. We will begin your case by conducting a thorough and independent investigation. It is important not to rely on another party’s investigation or the insurance company’s conclusions. The other party may overlook important evidence or not give certain pieces of evidence the same weight we would.
We may recommend filing a lawsuit or filing a claim notice with a government agency right away. Filing a timely notice of a claim is critical if the liable party is a city, county, or state.
Filing a lawsuit against the other of the bus or other liable parties is necessary when there is potentially important evidence we can not secure otherwise. During a lawsuit, the discovery process allows us to gain records, documentation, electronic data, physical evidence, and testimony we otherwise would not have. This helps us build your case and identify any weaknesses in your claim.
In addition to gathering and scrutinizing the evidence, we will calculate the value of your damages. We will pursue compensation for all of your physical, psychological, and financial injuries, including your past and future:
- Medical Bills
- Out of Pocket Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Distress
- Reduced Earning Capacity
- Reduced Quality of Life
- Loss of Consortium
Contact Our Ventura Bus Accident Lawyers Today
Deciding to call a lawyer and pursue legal action after an accident is tough. You may worry that filing a lawsuit will make the issue more contentious or draw it out. However, filing a suit may have an effect you do not expect. By hiring an attorney and being willing to file, you should the insurance company you are serious about recovering compensation. This can help your claim be resolved efficiently and for an adequate amount. Without a lawyer and being willing to go to court, an insurer may have an easier time wrongly denying your claim or pushing you to accept a lowball settlement.
To talk with us about how we can help, call 1-800-GO-HARRIS and schedule a free consultation.