LOS ANGELES BUS ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
About one in ten people (11%) take public transportation on a daily or weekly basis. And the majority of them (50.3%) use bus transportation.
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) says traveling by public transportation is ten times safer per mile than traveling by automobile. However, safer doesn’t necessarily mean safe. Studies show about 63,000 bus accidents occur each year, resulting in about 14,000 injuries and 325 deaths.
Public operators such as bus drivers have a duty toward their passengers and other road users to be extra vigilant. Unfortunately, they don’t always live up to it.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, you might be entitled to compensation.
Cohen & Marzban is one of the top Los Angeles bus accident attorney firms. We help clients who have been injured in a bus accident to receive the compensation they deserve.
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If you need a top bus accident law firm with a proven track record on your side, Cohen & Marzban is the place to go. We stand ready to help you.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the statute of limitations on a California bus accident case?
Under California’s statute of limitations, bus accident victims have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim.
However, when the bus is operated by a public entity such as a city or county, you have to file a claim with that entity within 6 months of the accident. Failure to do so may render you ineligible for damages.
What type of damages can I claim?
The damages you might be able to claim include the following:
- Pain and Suffering
- Lost Wages
- Medical Bills (past and future)
- Physical Therapy
- Emotional Distress
- Medication and Medical Supplies
- Future Lost Earnings
- Loss of Consortium (disruption of marital relationship)
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life
For a detailed explanation of possible damages, contact one of our bus accident attorneys.
What if my bus driver wasn’t negligent?
Making assumptions about whether a bus driver was negligent or not in the absence of a proper investigation is jumping the gun. However, even if it’s established that your bus driver wasn’t negligent it doesn’t mean you’re not entitled to compensation.
Bus accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. These include road defects, not performing regular and required maintenance, defective parts, etc.
The responsible party or defendant(s) in a bus accident claim can include:
- Other drivers
- The bus driver
- Maintenance company
- The bus manufacturer
- The bus owner
- A tour bus operator
- Part manufacturer(s)
- Public entities such as the city
Determining liability can be a complex process. That’s why you need an experienced bus accident attorney to fight your case.
What should I do if I was involved in a bus accident?
First and foremost, get medical treatment for your injuries.
If you’re able to, try to do the following or ask someone to help you:
- Write down the date and time of the accident, weather conditions, and what happened.
- Make a note of the license plate number of the bus and other vehicle(s) involved in the accident.
- Write down the full name of the bus driver and try to obtain his or her contact details.
- Take as many photos of the accident scene as possible (use your cell phone).
- If there are any witnesses, obtain their contact information.
- Ask for a copy of the police report.
Do not make a statement until you have spoken to a personal injury attorney who specializes in bus accidents.
The attorneys at Cohen & Marzban know how to deal with bus accident cases. Call us as soon as you’re able to do so.