Bus Accidents in the Bay Area: Can an Attorney Help?
Let a bus accident lawyer in Antioch or San Francisco get you full compensation
Millions of passengers rely on public transportation as a convenient, affordable way to travel around San Francisco, Antioch, and the surrounding areas. But when a driver isn’t paying attention or the weather conditions create slippery roads, disasters occur. A severe bus crash has the power to seriously injure everyone on-board. A lack of seat beats and other safety devices leave passengers even more vulnerable. However, you can recover compensation if you were injured on a bus. Even non-crash related injuries – such as an assault or slip and fall – may be compensable under the law.
If you were injured in an accident between a car and a bus, no matter which vehicle you were in, you deserve to recover damages for any injuries sustained. Revere Law Group can help. From our offices in San Francisco and Antioch, we serve clients throughout Contra Costa County and the greater Bay Area.
Causes of bus accidents and injuries in San Francisco and Antioch
Many bus drivers work long hours. Their routes take them through congested roads and traffic, leaving them angry, frustrated, and tired. Unfortunately, these conditions create a recipe for disaster. Some of the more common causes of bus accidents in the Bay Area include:
- Aggressive driving
- Poorly maintained vehicle
- Failure to obey traffic laws
- Car and bus collision
In some cases, a combination of circumstances can cause a serious crash. Depending on the specifics of your case, you may be entitled to compensation from the bus company, another vehicle involved, and/or the bus driver.
How do you file a lawsuit against a bus company in the Bay Area?
Dealing with a bus company and their legal defense team can be overwhelming, especially if you have just been in an accident and are trying to recover from your injuries. Revere Law Group has a long and successful track record of representing injured clients and helping them recover maximum compensation for their losses.
Most bus and public transportation vehicles contain security camera on board. Such footage can be of great legal benefit providing your attorney with the essential evidence required to show negligence on the part of the bus driver, the bus line operator, and other responsible parties.
Additionally, the other passengers on-board can act as first-hand witnesses as well as pedestrians and other drivers. Collecting as much evidence as possible helps you build a firm case. Dealing with a bus company is different than dealing with an individual driver – as a “common carrier,” different rules may apply. A bus accident attorney at Revere Law Group can help you take the right legal steps when presenting your claim to any pertinent insurance companies or their lawyers.