Every day throughout Torrance, California, neighborhoods, hundreds of residents of all ages rely on bus transportation to get them where they need to go, including school and work, medical appointments, shopping, visiting family members and friends and many other activities. But the Common Carrier Law in the state of California requires that the companies that operate bus transportation systems transport their passengers using “care and diligence” to avoid injury or harm.
If you, a family member or friend, have been injured while riding on a bus in Torrance or been the victim of a bus crash, Torrance Bus Accident Lawyers can help in filing the personal injury lawsuit you are entitled to file within 180 days of sustaining any injury in a bus accident. Hundreds of passengers every year count on Torrance Bus Accident Lawyers to investigate how the actions of the bus driver, or the mechanical condition of the bus itself, may have contributed to a crash which severely curtails the quality of life experienced by an injured passenger.
Torrance Bus Accident Lawyers help the victims of bus crashes by investigating the role that the driver of the school bus, tour bus, public bus or charter bus may have played in causing the accident and subsequent injuries. Our investigators take a look at the past driving record of the bus driver and if the driver has been involved in other accidents or crashes in the recent past or has a history of driving infractions. In many instances, bus companies simply allow a driver with a history of driving errors to continue operating one of their vehicles and our lawyers can determine how this negligence makes them liable for the injuries sustained by our client.
In order to save money, many bus companies today skimp on inspecting their vehicles on a regular basis and do a poor job of maintaining their buses in order to ensure the safety of their passengers. Another important thing that Torrance Bus Accident Lawyers investigate after a crash is whether or not the company did what was required and necessary to keep the vehicle in good repair or how their failure to inspect their bus and keep it operating at maximum efficiency contributed to a mechanical failure that led to an accident.
Another key reason why injured bus passengers seek help from Torrance Bus Accident Lawyers is to protect victims from unfair settlement amounts offered by bus companies and their insurance agents. We fight for bus passenger victims to get everything they are entitled so when it comes to compensation for medical expenses, physical therapy and other out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of an injury sustained in a bus crash. Reach out to our lawyers as soon as possible after you or a family member has been in a bus accident to protect your rights and secure a just settlement.