All buses and common carriers owe a particularly duty of care to their passengers. Unfortunately, these vehicles are not immune to accidents and injuring their passengers. Bay Area Legal Group can represent people who have been injured in buses.
We recognize the major setback that bus crashes have on not only the victim, but also the victim’s family. Not only do victims have to deal with the pain and suffering from their accident, but also the hassle of paying for their medical services and time/effort to resolve their case. In these cases, Bay Area Legal Group can demystify the process and best represent those involved in a bus crash or auto accident. Call Bay Area Legal Group for a free consultation to learn more about your legal rights: 415-650-1296.
The Three Stages of Bus Crash Cases
Bay Area Legal Group understands the difficulties that result from bus crashes. So we support and lead clients along the three stages of injury claims: 1) Bus Accident, 2) Rehabilitation & Recovery, 3) Negotiation/Advocacy.
Stage One: The Accident
In many situations, the victim is simply riding on a bus when suddenly the bus collides against another vehicle or object. Sometimes it is the own bus driver’s negligence, and a other times it is another driver’s fault. Regardless, you are in shock. Surprised and shaken up. Questions race through your mind. What happened? Where am I? Am I hurt? What do I do? Then, you look around, get out of the bus, and slowly piece together the next steps.
Ultimately, the most important step is to obtain the immediate medical attention. Sometimes, the pain is felt immediately. Other times, the adrenaline and shock mask the injuries. But in all situations, victims of a common carrier crash should promptly seek medical help at an urgent care or emergency room facility.
Stage Two: Rehabilitation & Recovery
Depending on the extent of the injuries, the rehabilitation and recovery process can be mystifying and long. Initial treating physicians can refer victims to an array of physicians or clinics to address their injuries, including: chiropractors, physiotherapists, physical therapists, neurologists, pain management clinics, etc. Bay Area Legal Group can guide clients through the treatment process to maximize rehabilitation and recovery.
Stage Three: Negotiation and Litigation Advocacy
Eventually, victims of common carrier accidents should be financially compensated for their injuries. The compensation occurs either through settlement negotiations or through verdicts at trial. Each case is unique, but Bay Area Legal Group can spearhead the
Value of The Case
Undeniably, every case is unique so the damage calculations vary. However, there are certain categories of damages allowed in a personal injury claim for a car crash. These include:
- Incurred Medical Bills
- Costs of any future medical treatment
- Lost income
- Lost capacity to earn wages in the future
- Compensation for pain
- Compensation for suffering or emotional distress.
Notably, victims could be entitled to additional damages, depending on the specific situations.
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Call Bay Area Legal Group for your personal injury consultation. 415-650-1296.
process to obtain the most favorable results possible for victims. Sometimes settlements are reached in the pre-litigation stage, and other times a jury decides.
Types of Common Carrier Cases
Bay Area Legal Group can handle any bus or common carrier matter where a victim is injured due to another’s negligence. This includes:
- Rear-end collisions
- Side-impact collisions
- Sideswipe collisions
- Vehicle rollovers
- Head-on collisions
- Hit-and-run accidents
- T-bone accidents
- Failure to yield accidents
- Distracted driver accidents
- Yellow School Bus accidents
- Cruise Ship accidents
- Taxi accidents
- Yellow cab accidents
- Airplane accidents
- Ski lift accidents
- Escalator accidents
- Rideshare accidents