A San Diego Bus Accident Attorney Can Help You Get Back on Your Feet

The first priority after being involved in any type of accident is making sure that you get the medical attention that you need. The next is seeking the advice of an experienced personal injury accident attorney who can identify those responsible for the crash, deal with insurance companies and ensure that you are fully compensated.

At Levinson Law Group, we are singularly focused on representing people and families injured in motor vehicle accidents. That includes bus collisions, which can cause severe injuries and raise complicated legal questions about who is to blame.Our track record of six- and seven-figure settlements speaks for itself. So do our outstanding reviews from clients in San Diego and across the region.

Common Causes of Bus Accidents

Bus accidents are unfortunately common and can be caused by a variety of factors. Our San Diego bus accident attorney team commonly see cases involving:

  • Speeding: Bus drivers are on strict schedules and may ignore speed limits to catch up when delayed.
  • Driver fatigue, distraction: Bus drivers spend long shifts behind the wheel, which can result in fatigue and distraction that slow reaction times and increase the risk of a collision.
  • Driver mistake: Ignoring traffic signs, making improper turns or failing to see other vehicles on the road are some recurring mistakes that put everyone at risk.
  • Malfunctioning vehicles or equipment: Drivers and bus operators are required to do regular inspections and maintenance to ensure their vehicles and equipment are in good working order.
  • Inadequate training: These factors pose a particular threat when combined with inadequate training for bus drivers, who are not properly prepared to adapt to real-life situations behind the wheel.

Generally, a bus driver’s employer is liable for any accidents that he or she causes on the job. Our firm has significant experience investigating bus accidents to determine the cause of the crash and identify those responsible.

City vs. Private Bus Crashes

Who owns the bus? This is an important question that can have an impact on your case.

City and state governments that operate buses and other public transportation are shielded from a wide variety of lawsuits, including many personal injury claims. There are some important exceptions, however, for injuries caused by the negligence of a bus driver or other government employee.

The deadline for filing a lawsuit against government entities is also significantly shorter than in other accident cases. That is not to mention that city governments are often self-insured, which can create some bureaucratic red tape for anyone filing a claim.

Crashes involving private bus operators give injured people more leeway to hold the bus company liable, including by filing an insurance claim.

Speak With a San Diego Bus Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a bus or other motor vehicle accident, our personal injury attorneys can help you understand your rights and options and take action to get compensation.

Our offices are conveniently located in San Diego and Carlsbad. We are pleased to represent clients throughout the area, including in Encinitas, Vista, Oceanside, San Marcos and Escondido. Contact us online or call 760-827-1700 to schedule a free consultation with a San Diego bus accident attorney at our firm.