Each case of a bus accident differs from one another and has varied factors that accord to fender-benders. Several victims can suffer injuries that can range from minor to severe. If you’re involved in a bus accident in California, speak with Big Ben Lawyers if you have a case. Most importantly, you need an advocate to help protect your rights. Our LA injury lawyer can help you with your bus accident injury claim.
Why Do Bus Accidents Occur in California?
Most people still go for a bus ride when going to work or somewhere else. Because of its huge seating capacity, this huge vehicle is suitable to accommodate several passengers. Schools use buses for student services while some companies use them as tour buses for tourists.
However, when involved in an accident, it can also create a devastating experience for the passengers and other people on the road. It’s important to protect your rights with the help of a professional bus accident lawyer from Big Ben Lawyers.
Bus accidents occur in California for several reasons, including:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI)
- Crashing into other motorists
- Distracted driving
- Poor or irregular vehicle maintenance
- Defective vehicle and its parts
- Poor road conditions
- Driver errors (Bus and other drivers)
- Inclement weather causing impaired visibility
Bus Accident Injury Claim: What Type of Injuries Do Bus Accident Victims Sustain?
Due to the bus’s massive size, the accident it can create can be calamitous, and the injuries can be severe. Passengers can sustain more serious injuries because they don’t have any seatbelts on, which can prevent them from being thrown out of their seats or bumping into other passengers or bus seats. Injuries that victims may sustain include:
Cuts, Bruises, and Lacerations
These are the most common injuries that victims suffer following a bus accident. A bus consists of metals and glasses which can cut or bruise the skin upon impact. Deep severe cuts can cause blood loss or protrusion of internal organs or bones.
A forceful impact with another vehicle, building, tree, or wall can cause extreme head injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries (TBI). A victim can incur whiplash causing the brain to swell or bleed as it violently knocks the skull back and forth and sideways.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Injuries to the spinal cord can cause weakness and dysfunction of the muscles, and loss of the body’s ability to feel. A victim will typically feel numbness underneath the point of damage. If you’re a victim, you’ll lose control of your bowel and experience incontinence.
Fractured or Broken Bones
Bus accident victims could suffer fractured or broken bones because of the collision’s strong impact. Fractures may vary from tiny cracks to complete broken bones, which may require extensive surgery. Even if the surgery is successful, the victim might no longer do the same thing he does before the surgery, especially if he or she is into sports. He might no longer perform the same tasks at work or at home because of the injury.
Parts of the bus may crush, bend, or break and can pierce the skin of the unfortunate victim. The sharp debris can penetrate any part of the body including the chest, stomach, or head which could result in critical injuries or even death.
What Probable Damages a Bus Accident Victim May Recover?
As a victim, you’ll get through a lot of pain and suffering not to mention the inconveniences the accident has caused you because of other people’s reckless actions. Big Ben Lawyers can maximize your compensation so you can have enough resources to use for your:
- Hospitalization (medical treatment, surgery, and doctor visits)
- Physical therapy
- In-home care
- Lost wages (present and future)
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and Suffering (physical and emotional)
- Loss of enjoyment in life
- Loss of consortium
- Court fees and other legal costs
What Do You Need to Prove When Filing a Bus Accident Injury Claim?
Before you can get compensation, of course, you need to file a claim. You need to prove the defendant’s negligence caused your injuries. To do so, you must prove:
- That the defendant (liable party) owed you a duty of care
- The liable party breached that duty of care
- The defendant’s breach of duty of care contributed to your injury
Need Help with Your Bus Accident Injury Claim? Contact Big Ben Lawyers Right Away
When you or your loved one is involved in a bus accident, it is more likely that you’ll require a reputable and seasoned advocate. Our well-versed lawyers’ interest and background in Medicine help us build a strong case against the liable party.
We’ll ensure that your filing of a claim is within the specified period in California’s statute of limitation. We won’t let the insurance company take advantage of your current situation. Instead, we’ll maximize your compensation and identify if there’s more than one party involved that caused your pain and suffering because of the injury.
We work harder to ensure that our clients will get justice and the compensation they truly deserve. Dial (818) 423-4878 and schedule a free consultation with us today. You may also send your queries to our email address. We work on a contingency fee basis.