Century City Bus Accident Attorney
When you are injured by the negligence of another, you are entitled to monetary compensation for your injuries. To ensure that you don’t bear any of the financial and mental burden, it is imperative you retain experienced counsel to protect your interests. With competent counsel in your corner, you will receive consideration for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional anguish and more.
The LA Century Law team in Century City is committed to bringing you justice, helping you return to pre-injury form and obtaining the financial recovery that you deserve. We aggressively advocate for our clients and their families who have been injured in bus accidents.
If you or a family member has been hurt, contact us for a consultation about your case.
About Our Bus Accident Lawyers in Century City
LA Century Law is a boutique civil litigation firm that specializes in personal injury matters. Our team of uncompromising attorneys will guarantee that no money is left on the table. The ways our dedicated staff will assist you are outlined below:
- Identifying all parties involved who may be legally liable for the damages you have incurred including an individual, employer, government institution or vehicle manufacturer.
- Ascertaining ALL insurance policies that may be applicable to the incident and navigating each claim through the insurance pipeline from inception to settlement.
- Pursuing the appropriate damages and confirming that non-economic damages are correctly valued to provide the warranted, maximum recovery.
- Clearly and concisely demonstrating the legal fault of the defendant.
- Conducting a thorough investigation to determine whether bus design and manufacturing may have played a role in the collision.
- Securing well-established experts who will provide supportive testimony.
- Navigating the complexities of a government claim with a streamlined, results-proven process.
- Tackling allegations of comparative negligence
- Engaging in productive settlement conversations with the liable party or constructing a cohesive litigation plan in preparation for trial.
At our core, LA Century Law is a team of trial lawyers. We are trained in trial procedure and experienced in the courtroom. Not only will our attorneys construct an efficient, personalized legal strategy for you and your case, but also they will guide you through every step of the process so you feel comfortable throughout the entire process. While our goal is to procure maximum recovery for our clients, we feel it is equally important that our client’s understand, and feel comfortable with, the steps taken along the way.
Do I Deserve Compensation for a Bus Accident?
The short answer is if you were injured in a bus accident due to negligence, then yes you deserve compensation. Legal liability in a motor vehicle accident depends on negligence. Negligence implies that there was a lack of reasonable care in the circumstances surrounding the collision. The California Vehicle Code establishes a standard of care required to operate a vehicle, and when conduct falls below this statutory standard it is considered negligence per se, or negligence as a matter of law. In layman’s terms if you were injured and it wasn’t your fault, you are entitled to compensation. Admittedly, understanding the nuances of negligence can be complex, which is why you should contact our team for further assistance.
Who May Be Liable for a Bus Accident Claim?
Identifying the appropriate party to pursue for damages in a bus accident can be complicated, which is why it is so important that you have a knowledgeable legal team in your corner. The parties who may be liable are listed below:
- The bus driver and their employer
- The operator of another vehicle involved in the collision
- Third-party contracted to operate the bus service
- Government entity that owns the bus for cases involving public transportation
- Government organization responsible for maintaining the roadway
- Company responsible for designing and manufacturing the bus
- Party who failed to properly educator, train and monitor the bus driver
Our lawyers will be able to identify all the parties potentially liable for the collision and hold them accountable for their involvement. The only way to guarantee that you receive maximum compensation, is to retain a team like ours who is familiar with these situations.
How Do I Receive Compensation for a Bus Accident?
To receive compensation for injuries sustained in a bus accident, you need to file a claim with the appropriate agency or organization in a timely manner. If a government entity is involved, this must be done within six months (6) of the collision. Identifying which organization is responsible, what claim to file, where to submit the claim, what documents to include with a claim, and how to submit the claim can be extremely complicated. The best way to make sure this is all done correctly and within the necessary timeframe, you should retain counsel.
Once a claim has been filed there are two possible outcomes. The first is that your claim is accepted. The second, and more frequent outcome, is that your claim is rejected. After your claim has been rejected, you have six (6) months from the date of the rejection to formally file a lawsuit. Again, it is in your best interest to have an attorney handle these matters for you, so they are done correctly.
It is important to note that just because litigation has been initiated, does not mean trial is the only means of resolution on your case. Our attorneys are constantly engaged in settlement conversations in an attempt to resolve your matter as efficiently as possible; however, it is imperative that your case is filed on so you do not lose your opportunity to pursue damages.
What Types of Buses May Be the Basis of an Injury Claim?
The types of buses involved in a collision that you can pursue damages against are outlined below:
- School buses
- Public transportation – city and other government buses
- Greyhound and other long-distance coaches
- Tourist buses
- Private charter buses
- Hotel shuttles
- Airport, car rental and parking lot shuttles
- Church and civil organization vehicles
- Private motorcoaches
- Mini-buses/Mini coaches
Standards of negligence apply to all the buses listed above when they are involved in a collision. Buses must be driven at a safe speed and with reasonable care.
Bus Accident FAQs
What if I am a pedestrian hit by a bus?
A pedestrian hit by a bus may bring a claim for legal compensation. You don’t have to be riding in the bus to have a bus accident claim. In fact, the amount that you may receive may be significant because of the high likelihood of physical injuries when a pedestrian is a victim. Our lawyers can help you document your damages and ensure that your current and future medical bills are covered. Plus, you may receive pain and suffering and other damages.
Can a child bring a bus accident claim?
A child may bring a bus accident claim. In fact, they may deserve significant compensation for the way that the bus accident has impacted their life.
LA Century Law is committed to helping our community. If your child has been injured in a bus accident, we invite you to contact us to learn how a claim works and how we can help your child.
Can the employer of the bus driver be legally liable?
An employer may be liable for the negligent actions of the bus driver. In addition, the employer may be liable for hiring an unqualified driver, failing to train them, not requiring enough rest between shifts, or taking another action that leads to the accident.
It’s important to name the employer as a defendant in the claim if they have legal liability. Our lawyers can help you investigate contributing factors.
How long do you have to sue for a bus accident injury?
Most victims have two years to sue for a bus accident injury. Accidents that involve public transportation have a much shorter timeline, and the first action must be taken within six months. Don’t delay in contacting us.
Why Choose LA Century Law?
Our founder and President, Ryan J. Daneshrad, Esq., founded LA Century Law to be aggressive advocates for individuals and families. The law firm is a civil firm representing individuals in a variety of matters.
We’ve collected millions of dollars for our clients in settlements and verdicts. We’re experienced in jury and bench trials, with recognition from Super Lawyers magazine as a “Southern California Rising Star.” With a 99% success rate and a 100% no-fee guarantee, our law firm is designed for your success.
Taking New Cases for Bus Accidents in Century City
If you have been injured in a bus accident, our lawyers can represent you in claiming the compensation that you deserve. The first step is having a consultation with our team. Call or message us today to talk about your case.