Are you a regular passenger aboard one of the many public, tour, school or charter buses that travel throughout the Tustin area each and every day? Even if you are a first-time passenger on a bus, it pays you to know your rights in the event you are involved in an accident while on board that causes harm or injury that decreases the quality of your daily life. Bus passengers should know that California law requires that the companies that operate bus lines must maintain them in good condition and transport all of their passengers with “care and diligence” to avoid injury.
But not every bus operator in the Tustin area follows the requirements set forth by the California Common Carrier Law. That’s why when bus passengers get injured in a bus crash, they rely on Tustin Bus Accident Lawyers to get the compensation they need after suffering an injury due to the negligence of a bus company or one of its drivers.
What We Investigate
When you choose Tustin Bus Accident Lawyers to represent you within six months of experiencing an injury sustained as a result of a bus accident, we immediately get to work investigating two major aspects of a crash. We uncover whether or not the driver did something while operating the bus that contributed to the accident and if the driver has a poor driving record or has been involved in numerous accidents while at the wheel of a bus.
We also investigate whether or not the bus company properly inspected the vehicle as required by California law. We also look into what type of repairs the bus has undergone in the weeks preceding the crash. Our thorough investigations may uncover that necessary repairs were not performed as required because the bus company wanted to save money or they decided to continue to use the services of a driver with numerous violations on his driving record.
Why You Need Legal Representation
Immediately following a bus crash, many bus companies try to force passengers to accept less than satisfactory insurance compensation for their injuries. Bus accident victims often find themselves facing months of recovery and piles of medical bills. Without legal representation, victims settle for much less compensation than they deserve and are legally entitled to, meaning that paying major medical bills comes out of their own pockets.
But when bus passengers know that they can file a personal injury lawsuit in California up to six months following a bus accident, they don’t have to be so quick to settle. By counting on the expert investigators and legal team at Tustin Bus Accident Lawyers, bus crash victims can receive the help and financial compensation they most need toward making a complete recovery.