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San Luis Obispo Bus Accident Lawyers
Have You Suffered From a Bus Accident on California's Central Coast? Let Us Help
When riding a bus, you expect to be in a safe environment. Unfortunately, bus accidents can and do happen, and they can result in catastrophic injuries and fatalities. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a bus accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
At James McKiernan Lawyers, our team is here to help you get the compensation you deserve. Our San Luis Obispo bus accident lawyers have the knowledge and resources to make sure you get the best possible outcome.
For a consultation, call (805) 222-7654 today.
What Causes Bus Accidents?
Bus accidents can result from a wide range of causes, including driver error, vehicle malfunction, and road conditions. Bus accidents can also result from drunk driving, texting and driving, and other negligent actions.
Common causes of bus accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Poor road conditions
- Poor weather conditions
- Poor signage
- Defective bus parts
Who Is Liable for a Bus Accident?
In a bus accident, there may be multiple parties liable for damages. This is because a bus accident is often the result of a chain of events involving multiple parties.
Potentially liable parties in a bus accident may include:
- The bus driver
- The bus company
- The bus manufacturer
- The bus's maintenance company
- The bus's parts manufacturer
- The bus's fuel supplier
- The bus's insurance company
The bus driver will likely be liable for most or all of the damages. However, if the bus driver was following orders from a superior, the superior may also be liable for the damages. If the bus driver was following the instructions of a bus manufacturer or fuel supplier, those entities may also be liable for the damages. No matter who is found to be liable, our attorneys can help you recover what you are owed.
What Damages Are Recoverable in a Bus Accident Case?
In a bus accident case, our attorneys can help you recover compensation for a wide range of damages. These include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Future lost wages
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Permanent injuries
- Property damage
Depending on the circumstances of your case, our attorneys may be able to argue that the liable party should be responsible for punitive damages. Punitive damages are meant to punish the liable party for particularly egregious or malicious behavior. Punitive damages are not meant to compensate the victim; they are meant to punish the defendant.
Our attorneys can help you fight for the compensation you need to move forward with your life.
For a consultation with a member of our team, call (805) 222-7654 today. We serve clients in San Luis Obispo and throughout California's Central Coast.
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