If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, our firm is here to help minimize your financial losses. Through a successful lawsuit, we can obtain money to cover medical bills, lost wages, and many other expenses. Although we cannot take away your physical and emotional pain, we offer compassionate and respectful legal guidance. By handling every detail of your case ourselves, we can allow you to focus on your recovery. Bennett Johnson, LLP, has experience litigating all varieties of motor vehicle accident cases. Therefore, when you choose a bus accident lawyer at our Oakland, Napa, and Santa Maria, CA, firm, you know you will have strongest case possible. In addition, we make our services affordable by offering free case evaluations and by working on a contingency basis.
What Causes Bus Accidents?
One of the most important factors in your lawsuit is determining the underlying cause of the accident. Common reasons for bus collisions include:
- Dangerous roads
- Distracted driving
- Poorly maintained buses or defective parts
- Negligence on the part of other drivers on the road
- Reckless or aggressive driving
Driver fatigue is a major cause of bus accidents. Far too often, transportation companies force their employees to work excessive hours. Alternatively, they deny drivers compensation until they reach their mileage quota. As a result, many drivers are simply not able to stay alert or make prudent decisions on the road. Further, buses often do not have appropriate safety measures on board. This can worsen the injuries sustained in a collision.
In one notable case, we obtained $3.2 million in a wrongful death case after a bus overturned on Highway 101.