Here are some examples of when someone might need the help of a bus accident lawyer:
While riding the morning bus to get to work, John gave up his seat to an elderly passenger. As a frequent bus passenger, he always made sure to relinquish his seat to anyone who looked like they could use it more. A few minutes after his act of kindness, the bus driver misjudged a light change and went through a red, smashing directly into the side of a large dump truck. The accident was severe enough to cause serious injuries to many of the passengers on board, including John. While holding onto the strap, the impact and sudden stop caused him to fly forward while his wrist was still wrapped in. He fractured the wrist and broke his hip on impact.
Enrique was riding his bicycle to work, when the side view mirror of a passing commuter bus smacked him in the back of his head, causing him to lose balance and crash into a parked vehicle. His injuries were significant and left him to recover for three months in his home.
These unfortunate circumstances happen, and due to the size of the buses, the accidents have the potential to be very severe. Injuries can lead to broken bones, head injuries, spinal injuries, and sometimes even death, unfortunately. After the crash, survivors have to deal with medical bills, loss of time from work, and sometimes even paralysis, on top of the emotional distress caused to them in the accident. Bus accident claims require the type of experience and skill that is separate from car or motorcycle injuries.
At the San Francisco law firm of Choulos, Choulos, & Wyle, we are committed to investigating all aspects of your bus accident and getting you maximum compensation. Our bus accident lawyers’ scope of coverage also includes Northern California, from Napa and Sonoma in the north, to Sacramento in the east, and San Jose in the south, including the communities of Oakland, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, all of Santa Clara County, Contra Costa County, Alameda County, Marin County, Napa County, Sonoma County, and San Mateo County. Call today at (877) 702-7800 for a free consultation and find out how we can help you get what you deserve!