Fortunately, bus accidents are not as common as other types of auto accidents, such as car accidents, however, they do still occur, and when they do, oftentimes, multiple people are injured at once. This is unacceptable, and if you are someone who has recently sustained an injury in a bus accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, in-home care, and more. Read on and reach out to our El Dorado County personal injury lawyer to learn more about these accidents and how our firm can help if you’ve been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of bus accidents?
Bus accidents can occur for a wide variety of reasons, though they are most often a result of negligence. There are various ways in which a bus driver can behave negligently, though the most common types of bus driver negligence that our firm sees include driving while intoxicated, driving while distracted, failing to account for large blind spots, negligently discharging passengers, driving while fatigued, and more.
What should I do after being injured in a bus accident?
If you are injured in a bus accident, you are most likely not alone, which is why after calling the police, you should ensure that you ask any passengers who were also involved in the accident for their contact information so they may corroborate your claim at a later date. You should also take pictures of the scene of the accident, ensure you seek immediate medical treatment, and retain the services of a knowledgeable California personal injury lawyer who can work to obtain all of the evidence you need to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim.
How long will I have to file a personal injury claim in California?
In most cases, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in California is two years, meaning that the wrongly injured party will have two years from the date of his or her accident to take legal action against the liable party. However, if you were injured on a publically-owned bus, you will most likely have to file a Notice of Claim within six months of the date of your accident. Do not delay–speak with our firm today so we can promptly begin the claims process on your behalf.
Contact our experienced California firm
Whether you’ve been injured in an accident due to negligence or you’ve been charged with a DUI, you cannot afford to proceed without strong legal representation at your side. Here at The Law Offices of Dale R. Gomes, we are dedicated to helping all those in need of an attorney who can efficiently fight for their rights. Contact our firm today so we can discuss your case.