Sustaining an injury in any sort of accident can be a harrowing experience. Despite buses typically traveling at lower speeds (compared to other vehicles on the road) serious collisions and injuries can and do, still occur. If you were injured in a bus accident due to no fault of your own, contact a California bus accident lawyer from our legal team to learn more about how we can help you through each phase of the legal process ahead.
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We understand that an accident that happens in an instant can change a person’s life forever. That said, our San Mateo County, California motor vehicle accident lawyer has years of experience fighting for the wrongfully injured to help them get the compensation they need to get back on their feet again. If you have any questions about your case or how our firm can assist you, we’re only a call or click away.
Causes of Bus Accidents
Bus accidents can happen for various reasons, and often, the causes of these accidents aren’t all too different from the causes of other types of auto accidents. For example, driving while intoxicated, distracted driving, speeding, and otherwise ignoring the rules and regulations of the road are all among the top causes of bus accidents. That said, there are certain acts of negligence more unique to operating large buses, including:
- Failing to observe blind spots
- Unsafely discharging passengers
- Driving away before passengers are seated/sudden stops or starts
- Failing to allow enough time to come to a full stop
Bus accidents can also happen as a result of negligent hiring, negligent maintenance, or even poorly-designed bus parts. Any number of factors can cause a bus accident, which is why ultimately, it’s always best to proceed with a seasoned bus accident lawyer who can effectively determine the cause of your accident, and, from there, collect evidence to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf.
Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations is the timeframe in which you are required to file your personal injury claim. The amount of time you’ll have to file your injury claim will depend on whether you were injured by/on a public or privately-owned bus. If you were hurt on/by a public bus, you will only have six months from the date of your accident to file a Notice of Claim. That said, if you were injured on/by a privately-owned bus, you will have to file a personal injury claim within two years of the date your accident happened. Either way, it’s always best to reach out to a bus accident lawyer as soon after your accident as you can.
Contact a California Bus Accident Lawyer Today
We know that a motor vehicle accident of any kind can be devastating, which is why we’re here for all auto accident victims in San Mateo County and throughout the state of California. If you’ve been hurt due to no fault of your own, contact the Law Offices of Allister R. Liao to schedule your free initial consultation with our firm.