Bus accident law firm serving the central coast

When you step onto a public city bus or put your child on the morning school bus, you expect the highest safety and security standards. When you or your loved one’s well-being is compromised, it is time to take legal action. At James McKiernan Lawyers, we understand the intricacies and special procedures involved in San Luis Obispo bus accident cases. We know the actions to take to obtain a positive outcome for your case.

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, approximately 1,000 people are injured in inter-city and cross-country bus accidents each year. Each of these bus accident cases can be extremely complex. There may be multiple parties responsible for the crash, including the bus company, drivers of other vehicles, the bus driver or the bus or vehicle parts manufacturer. Special circumstances may warrant additional action against a school board, tour operators or even the state or local government. Your bus accident attorney can help determine liability.

You’ll also have to determine the cause of the accident to pursue a personal injury claim. San Luis Obispo injury lawyers frequently litigate bus accident cases caused by:

  • Abrupt lane changes
  • Veering off the road
  • Other vehicles stopping or driving in the bus lane
  • Excess baggage
  • Speeding or reckless driving
  • Wide turns
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Dangerous road conditions
  • Poor road design
  • Failure to maintain equipment
  • Intoxicated bus driver
  • Inadequate driver training

Pedestrians and bus accidents

As a San Luis Obispo bicycle accident lawyer may attest, passengers and other drivers are not the only ones who risk injury from an out-of-control bus. Pedestrians and bicyclists face grave injuries from negligent bus drivers. Each year, about 20 school-aged children are involved in fatal accidents with school buses. A 2008 Federal Transit Administration study found that bus drivers often fail to take caution when turning left into a crosswalk. A pedestrian may have the right of way, but the bus driver might also have a green light and fail to see the person inside of the crosswalk. Speak with a pedestrian accident attorney in San Luis Obispo to learn about obtaining compensation from a negligent bus driver or bus company.

Contact a skilled bus accident law firm in San Luis Obispo

For all your legal needs, turn to James McKiernan Lawyers for assistance. We can help you negotiate with insurance companies and, when necessary, take the negligent party to court. Our team works swiftly to help resolve your case as quickly as possible. Contact us today to learn more.

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