California Bus Accident Attorneys at Ginny Walia Law Offices handle all types of bus accident cases. Bus accident victims generally suffer more grave injuries due to the size of these vehicles. Our law offices have a high success rate for representing bus accident victims. It is important to contact an experienced California personal Injury attorney who can handle your bus accident case with the attention and care that it deserves.

The attorneys at Ginny Walia Law Offices are experienced personal injury attorneys including rear end accidents, accidents caused by drunk drivers, collisions caused by running red lights and stop signs, speeding accidents, reckless driving accidents, left turn collisions, unsafe lane changes, passenger injuries, bystander injuries, broadside collisions, rollovers, unsafe lane changes and all other personal injury bus accidents.

Our California personal injury bus accident attorneys are familiar with the specific laws that govern the bus industries. State and Federal law regulates how buses are maintained and drivers must complete vehicle inspection reports. These reports can be crucial evidence which can help our experienced accident lawyers reconstruct the bus accident by establishing the condition of the bus. Oftentimes, distractions, driver fatigue and speed are factors in bus accidents.

You may be entitled to recovery for your injuries whether you were injured as a passenger, vehicle operator, innocent bystander, or the driver of another vehicle involved in the collision.

As a victim of a bus accident, you may be entitled to all or some of the following compensation:

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  • Reimbursement for rental vehicles.
  • Compensation for potential loss of wages.
  • Payment for future medical expenses that will be incurred.
  • Replacement or repair of your motor vehicle.
  • Decreased earning capacity.
  • Reimbursement for any of your out of pocket expenses.
  • Punitive Damages.
  • Reimbursement of your medical and hospital expenses.
  • Maximum recovery for all of your pain and suffering due to your physical and emotional injuries.
  • Reimbursement for any lost wages.
  • Pain and suffering.
  • Vocational rehabilitation.
  • Loss of consortium (services of spouse).

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An experienced California personal injury bus accident attorney, with a successful track record fighting insurance companies, will permit you to receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to under the law.

Expert Witnesses:

The California bus accident attorneys at Ginny Walia Law Offices work closely with experts for every accident scenario. Our bus accident attorneys employ engineering experts who will analyze every aspect of the accident utilizing accident reconstruction technology to demonstrate how the bus accident occurred. Such experts may be used to show who is at fault or to demonstrate how the injury occurred. The attorneys at Ginny Walia Law Offices will be able to determine when such experts are necessary and how to best use them in negotiations with the insurance company, or for use at trial.

Medical care:

California bus accident attorneys at Ginny Walia Law Offices can assist you in obtaining the proper medical care for your injuries. Our office may provide assistance in fighting your own health insurance carrier for authorization of proper medical treatment; our office may also assist you in obtaining a second opinion for your injuries. If you don’t carry insurance, our attorneys may still assist in obtaining medical treatment. When you step onto a transit bus or put your child onto a school bus, you are entrusting the driver and the bus company with you and your loved ones’ safety and security. An accident is among the last things you expect. However, accidents happen.

When a bus accident occurs the consequences can be emotionally and financially burdensome. Our legal system has a mechanism in place to ensure that the costs of a bus accident are incurred by those at fault, not innocent bus passengers or their family. An injury that sustained while an individual is using bus transportation may entitle that person and/or his family to compensation. An effective California bus accident attorney can help you determine if you have a potential case, and if so to maximize recovery.

What to do if you are in a bus accident

First, make sure you or any loved ones receive prompt medical attention. Insist on a full evaluation of your injuries, including all lab tests for spinal and head injuries.
After getting the medical attention necessary to address your injuries, contact a bus accident attorney with experience in personal injury. There are many rules and regulations which are specific to bus companies and government transit agencies and an experienced bus accident attorney will be able to determine how they apply to your case. Also, there are statutes of limitations which can restrict the amount of time you have to file a suit after an accident especially if the cause of action is against a government agency. You should only entrust your case to a bus accident attorney with the knowledge and experience to ensure the maximum recovery.

What compensation can be recovered in a bus accident?

A California bus accident attorney can help you determine the types and amounts of damages to which you may be entitled. The amount and type of damage will depend on all of the circumstances regarding the bus accident. Calculation of damages from the bus accident depends on a multitude of factors such as the injuries sustained, the injured parties current earnings and potential future earning, marital status and dependents, the extent of the injuries and the amount for all medical expenses in the past as well as present. It is in your best interests to contact a bus accident attorney to determine your potential recovery.

What is considered a bus in bus accident law?

The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards define a bus as “any motorized vehicle capable of carrying more than 10 passengers.” This definition includes school transport buses, tour buses, multiple passenger vans, airport shuttles, church shuttles, municipal transit buses, trolleys, and interstate bus companies such as Greyhound or Amtrak. Further, many of the above mentioned busses are considered “common carriers” under the law, and are therefore subject to strict federal and state licensing requirements and regulations.

Selecting an accident attorney:
It is important that the lawyer you hire is experienced and capable of navigating the state and federal laws and regulations governing all types of bus service providers, and that your attorney can determine if violation of those laws caused your bus accident or made your injuries or other damages worse. It is very important for a lawyer handling these cases to ensure that all potential sources of compensation are pursued, whether fault lies with the bus’s manufacturer, the bus company that hired an unqualified mechanic or the driver of the bus.

It is also important that your attorney retains investigators and well-respected experts to investigate the causes of your bus accident. If it appears that your bus accident may have been caused by a dangerous road condition, your bus accident attorney will need to hire expert civil and traffic engineers to pinpoint the road deficiency that led to your bus accident. Competent and reliable accident attorneys will invest the necessary resources and efforts to ensure that your case is resolved for the maximum recovery. Such attorneys will hire the necessary investigators and experts, visit the location of the accident, take images of the scene, conduct tests where necessary, find and interview witnesses and investigate any other complaints or claims that have been made.

No fees until you win:

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or death of a loved one, the last thing you want to think about is saving money to pay for a bus accident attorney. Accordingly, the Ginny Walia Law Offices handle cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that if you do not recover, then you will not be charged for any legal fees. Our fee structure is based on a percentage of the amount that we obtain for you. Further, we will work with you to settle your case. Our personal injury attorneys will never settle your case without your authorization. California personal injury lawyers at Ginny Walia Law Offices will do everything possible to settle your bus accident case out of court without the delay of a full trial.

Speak to a California personal injury attorney now: If you have been injured in a bus accident, we can help.

Please call us now at 1 (800) 598-0716 for a free no obligation consultation.