California’s busy streets can create many hazards, even if you aren’t in the driver’s seat.

Bay Area Bus Accident Attorney

Stepping onto a public bus or putting your child on the school bus requires you to put your trust in the bus driver, the company, and others. It is their responsibility to ensure that you and your loved ones will be safe and protected. Unfortunately, accidents can happen, even with commercial vehicles like city, tour, and school buses.

Buses are a commonly used means of transportation for Bay Area residents. Bus accidents in the San Francisco area are common and have resulted in countless injuries to bus passengers, people in other vehicles, and even pedestrians. Bus accidents are different than other types of accidents primarily due to the weight and size of buses. In addition, buses lack the safety equipment you find in other vehicles, and many bus accidents involve passengers who are not wearing safety belts.

At Bogaards Law, we understand how terrifying the physical and emotional trauma of an accident can be. Our team of California bus accident attorneys is on hand to help. When you are a passenger on a bus and an accident occurs, you are entitled to be reimbursed by the at-fault parties. With our knowledge, skills, and experience, we can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

What to do After a Bus Accident

Start by making sure you and your travel companions are ok. Ensure that all parties seek prompt medical care. If you are on a commercial bus, they should have a policy in place under which the carrier should summon medical assistance for any passengers who need it. You will want to have a full medical evaluation done, as you could have hidden injuries.  Take the ambulance!

Contacting a San Francisco bus accident attorney should be your next step. There are numerous regulations to apply to buses, which can either be privately owned or government transit lines. An experienced bus accident attorney has the specialized knowledge to determine what coverage applies to your case. In addition, your attorney will ensure the statute of limitations is preserved.

The statute of limitations refers to how long you have to bring a claim for injuries in California. If a lawsuit is not filed within the time limit, then the court will dismiss your case. If you are in the middle of negotiations with the at-fault party, they are under no obligation to continue negotiations if time has run out. This is why it is important to retain a bus accident attorney and let him or her help you pursue the compensation to which you are entitled.

Types of Compensation Available After a Bus Accident

Depending on the nature of your injuries, you may be entitled to recover a variety of damages, including but not limited to:

  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of earnings
  • Future medical treatment
  • Future loss of earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death
  • Loss of consortium
  • Wrongful death

Contact a San Francisco Bus Attorney Today

The aforementioned damages are just some of the compensation you could be entitled to after a bus accident in San Francisco. Contact Bogaards Law today to schedule an initial consultation and let our team of personal injury attorneys advise you on how best to proceed.

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