Los Angeles Bus Accident Attorneys
Over the past 20 years, the number of buses involved in accidents whereby someone was killed has declined by 14%, while the number of bus accidents has declined by 34%.
While bus drivers are becoming more cautious, accidents involving buses still result in severe injuries. Moreover, roughly 24,000 people are injured by a bus accident every year. That means nearly 100 people every business day are getting injured by a bus accident.
What Happens After I Have Been Injured in a Bus Accident?
Be sure to seek medical attention immediately. This will allow you to verify any injuries you have received. The longer you wait to document the occurrence and contact a lawyer, the less viable your case may be in court. In addition, it is important to obtain a police report and or incident report from the bus driver in order to clarify liability.
Before giving a statement to an insurance company or the bus company, you should contact an attorney. It is usually also wise to refrain from signing a medical release or authorization form before contacting a lawyer. The attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers have experience with Bus Accident insurance claims, and can help you receive the settlement or verdict you deserve.
Do I Need a Lawyer If I Have Insurance?
Bus Accidents can be more complex than other types of vehicle collisions because of insurance concerns. Many busing companies in California are governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, and the California Department of Motor Vehicles which require buses to have varying amounts of insurance.
You may receive a soft tissue or catastrophic injury from a Bus Accident, limiting your ability to support yourself and your family. In such a case, a busing company may argue liability and make claim you should foot the bill. You need a lawyer who can get you the full coverage you need.
The personal injury attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers are familiar with gimmicks of insurance companies in a Bus Accident lawsuit. We will pursue your case aggressively and present it to the insurance company or court as effectively as possible.