Santa Clarita Bus Accident Lawyer

Providing Skilled Representation for Bus Accident Victims in the SCV

Few people ever anticipate being involved in a bus accident. Unfortunately, bus crashes do happen, causing devastating injuries and even death. If you are injured in a bus accident, you might be entitled to compensation regardless of whether you were a passenger, occupant of another vehicle, or a pedestrian. At Injured 661, our experienced legal team represents individuals and their families who have been injured in bus accidents in the SCV. We understand that it can be challenging to know where to turn in the immediate aftermath of an injury or loss.  Our Santa Clarita bus accident lawyers are here to help. We have decades of experience helping injury victims get the recovery they deserve after an accident. Call (661) 917-2224 for a free, no-obligation consultation. 

Santa Clarita Transit and Private Buses

With ridership in the millions, each year and a fleet of over 100 vehicles, the City of Santa Clarita Transit accounts for most of the buses in the area. The city’s transit system covers nearly all of the Santa Clarita Valley, provides commuter service to Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, and offers connection services to Metrolink. In addition to the City of Santa Clarita Transit and school buses, numerous other privately owned buses operate in the area. No matter what type of bus is involved in the accident, we can help.  Types of buses that travel throughout the Santa Clarita Valley:
  • Local service buses
  • Commuter buses
  • Metrolink
  • School buses
  • Tour buses
  • Charter buses

Bus Accident Cases We Handle

There may be one or more contributing factors that led to the bus accident that caused your injuries. At Injured 661, our Santa Clarita bus accident lawyers will conduct an independent investigation to determine the cause or causes of the crash and who can be held liable. In some cases, there may be more than one party that can be held responsible for your injuries. Bus accidents that result in liability are often preventable, caused by an operator’s careless or reckless act. In other cases, it may be a mechanical failure or dangerous roadway that led to the accident. Regardless of the situation, our legal team can help.  Bus accident cases we handle include but are not limited to accidents caused by:
  • Driver fatigue
  • Operator negligence
  • Inadequate training
  • Failure to obey traffic laws
  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence
  • Mechanical failures/defect
  • Dangerous roadways
  • Improper maintenance

Who Is at fault?

Bus owners and operators are required to provide a safe ride for their passengers, using the highest degree of care. When they fail to provide safe passage, they must be held accountable. However, determining liability after a bus accident can be complicated. It generally takes the skill of an experienced attorney who has the resources and training to know who can be held responsible after a crash.  To determine fault, you need to look at the parties involved in the collision and the accident’s cause. Without the help of a Santa Clarita bus accident lawyer, you may not name the appropriate defendants or file a claim against the right insurer. Let our attorneys help you navigate the often complex legal requirements following a bus accident, ensuring you receive the most extensive recovery for your injuries. Parties that may be liable in a bus accident:
  • A government entity
  • Bus operator
  • Bus company (including private, charter, or tour)
  • Mechanic
  • Auto part manufacturer
  • School district or private company contracted to operate school buses

What Are Common Injuries Suffered in a Bus Accident?

Because of their size, shape, and capacity, bus accidents can be catastrophic. Most buses are not equipped with seat belts, which means that passengers can be thrown around in a collision, causing severe harm. Even in a minor bus crash, passengers, pedestrians, and occupants of other vehicles are at risk for serious injury. If you are involved in a crash, it is imperative that you seek medical treatment immediately. Bus accident victims are often in shock for some time after the initial collision. It can be difficult to assess your own injuries. You should always be seen by a medical professional and continue treatment until advised to stop by a doctor or physician. Common bus accident injuries include:
  • Broken bones
  • Facial lacerations
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Amputations
  • Burns
  • Back and neck damage
  • Spinal cord injuries

What Kinds of Damages Will I Receive?

In a bus accident, your damages will be determined by several things, including the extent of your injuries, your job and whether you are able to continue working, the cause of the accident, the degree of negligence or wrongdoing, and more. At Injured 661, we can help determine what compensation you should seek from a liable party, including money for pain and suffering. While every bus crash case is different, you may be able to receive compensation for:
  • Medical bills
  • Future medical treatment (including physical therapy and rehabilitation)
  • Cost of in-home care
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future income
  • Wrongful death
  • Pain and Suffering

How Can an Attorney Help?

Hiring an attorney can help ensure that you receive the most money possible after an accident. Unscrupulous insurance companies may contact you trying to offer a settlement that is far less than your case is really worth. They may try to downplay your injuries or deny that their insured was at fault.  At Injured 661, our lawyers will fight to ensure that you receive every dollar you deserve. We know how to stand up to insurance companies and hold negligent parties accountable for their wrongdoing. We will build a strong case, negotiate on your behalf, file all necessary legal documents, and offer you the counsel you need to make informed decisions. Our goal is always to get fair and full compensation for you and your family.

Injured in a Bus Accident in the SCV? Contact Our Office Today!

If you have been injured in a bus accident in the Santa Clarita Valley, contact our office today for a free consultation. Our attorneys will provide you with the dedicated legal representation that you deserve. We proudly serve all of Santa Clarita, including Valencia, Newhall, Canyon Country, Saugus, and beyond. Call (661) 917-2224 to speak directly with a Santa Clarita bus accident lawyer. All consultations are free, and there are never any fees unless we win your case.

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If you've injured due to another's negligence, reaching out to a personal injury attorney in a timely manner is one of the best things you can do for the best chance of being awarded financial compensation. Contact our team today for free legal help. There are no fees unless we win your case! 

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