Have you ever heard the phrase “I feel like I’ve been hit by a bus”? If so, you probably know that it means being completely floored by tiredness, an illness, or life in general. The saying did not come from anywhere, as the sheer size and weight of the buses operating in and around San Bernardino means that, if you really have been hit by a bus, you are likely to have sustained serious injuries. You may also have lost a loved one in the accident. Whether you use the public transportation buses operated by Omnitrans across San Bernardino County, or a school bus, any collision you are involved in may well have catastrophic consequences.
While Omitrans, and other bus operator, supervisors and safety inspectors are sure to investigate and examine the scene of an accident involving their vehicles, you should not rely on their decision relating to the causes of the collision. The bus company and their insurance providers are likely to focus on, and prioritize, protecting their own bottom line, rather than adequately and fairly compensating any victims of the accident.
Following a bus accident where you have sustained injuries through no fault of your own, a JML Law San Bernardino bus accident attorney could ensure you recover the medical expenses, lost earnings, and other costs incurred as a result.
Common Factors Contributing to a San Bernardino Bus Accident
Over the past few decades, whilst honing our expertise in successfully handling cases relating to San Bernardino bus accidents, our attorneys have identified some common factors which tend to contribute to those collisions. While Omnitrans, and other bus companies, have an obligation to uphold a duty of care to their passengers, there are numerous reasons how this could be breached. Some of the common factors we encounter while litigating against bus companies include:
- Old or outdated buses or equipment
- Negligent or reckless driving on the part of the bus driver
- Poorly maintained roads
- Poorly designed, or dangerous, bus station or stops
- Improper maintenance of vehicles
- Inexperienced or untrained bus drivers and other personnel
- Distracted driving, including using a cellphone or GPS while driving a bus
- Breaches of safety regulations and guidelines
San Bernardino Bus Accidents – The Injuries
As with other types of traffic accident, there are common injuries which we expect to see following a San Bernardino bus accident. This can include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries and concussion
- Neck injuries, including whiplash
- Back injuries, including spinal cord damage
- Broken or fractured bones
- Facial injuries, including lacerations and broken bones
- Internal bleeding and other internal injuries
- Organ failure
- Wrongful death
How Could a San Bernardino Bus Accident Attorney Help Me?
Whether you have been injured in an accident involving a bus, or have lost a loved one in a San Bernardino bus accident, our expert attorneys have the legal expertise and know-how required to recover the compensation you deserve.
To schedule your free initial consultation with our expert attorneys, call JML Law today on 818-610-8800.
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Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, give us a call at 818-610-8800 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.