Bus Accident Lawyer
A bus accident can leave you severely injured, emotionally shaken, and facing mounting expenses. At Bowles & Verna LLP, our distinguished trial attorneys have a record of proven results. They can secure compensation for your injuries and losses. You are not in this alone.
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At Bowles & Verna LLP, we have been helping bus accident victims obtain full financial compensation for 25 years. Our two partner attorneys have 75 combined years of experience, and all of our bus accident trial attorneys have been practicing law for at least 10 years. After a serious tragedy like a bus accident, it helps to know that you have a skilled and experienced attorney team on your side. As a 23-attorney law firm, Bowles & Verna LLP of California is small enough to offer you the personalized legal service with enough resources to handle major litigation on a contingency fee basis. When you work with our law firm, you will not have to pay attorney fees unless we win a favorable verdict or settlement on your behalf.
Who Is Liable When A Bus Driver Causes An Accident?
Both the bus driver and their employer will be liable. Employers can include common carriers (like Greyhound or private charter companies), school districts or local governments. Who the defendant is could impact how the case proceeds, so please discuss your options with an attorney.
How Long Do I Have After A Bus Accident To File A Lawsuit?
As mentioned above, it depends on the defendant. In California, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is two years. However, if you plan to bring a claim against a government entity (after a city bus accident, for instance), you must file within six months of the accident. To ensure you don’t miss any important deadlines that could prevent you from bringing a case, you should contact an attorney as soon as reasonably possible.
Unique Personal Injury Litigation
Although bus accidents are similar in many ways to auto and truck accidents, there are a few things that make them unique:
- Higher standard of care: Greyhound and other tour bus companies, legally referred to as common carriers, are held to a higher standard of care than individuals driving automobiles or motorcycles. This makes it easier to establish liability.
- Insurance policies: Because of the number of people under their care, bus companies carry large insurance policies. Although we occasionally have to fight insurance bad faith issues in bus accident cases, there is generally more money available to compensate our clients for their injuries.
- Catastrophic injuries: Bus fires, collisions and rollovers usually result in catastrophic or fatal injuries.
While there is nothing we can do to truly make you whole again if you have suffered a catastrophic injury or loss of a loved one in a bus accident, we can see to it that you are adequately compensated for your losses.