Were you injured in an accident with a bus in San Jose, CA?
If you or someone you know needs a bus accident lawyer in San Jose, don't hesitate to contact The Swanson Law Group.
Bus accidents are among the most dangerous types of collisions. The size of a bus, when colliding with a motorcycle, car, bicycle, or pedestrian poses a high risk of causing serious injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, you could be facing a long road to recovery. You may be unable to work and earn a living, leaving you in need of medical treatment to attempt to restore better health. You need compensation, but how much will you be offered in a settlement? Unfortunately, you may be shocked to be offered a low settlement — an amount that may not even cover your medical bills and lost wages. Insurance companies often bully victims into accepting pennies on the dollar for their injuries.
After a bus accident, you need to call The Swanson Law Group and talk to one of our top attorneys in San Jose about what happened. We take care of our clients and take down insurance companies, offering hope, health, and compensation.
When you work with one of our bus accident lawyers in San Jose, you have joined a winning team behind you. Our goal isn’t just to get you money; it’s to help you rebuild your life. We go far beyond what most law firms do, starting with helping you recover your health. When you are represented by our firm, you gain access to our network of excellent physicians and specialists who can treat your injuries without the need to pay until your case is settled. Your health is our priority.
Any bus driver must hold a valid commercial driver’s license. They are required to be trained in the safe operation of the vehicle. Bus drivers will be “over the limit” if they register more than .04 BAC (blood alcohol concentration). As reported by KQED, If a bus is equipped with seat belts, passengers must wear them — and a bus driver must notify passengers that they will be cited if they don’t. However, many buses are not equipped with seat belts. In a collision, unsecured passengers can be thrown around the cabin and be seriously injured. A negligent bus driver may violate the law, engage in texting, consume drugs or alcohol, or drive in a negligent manner, causing an accident in which many innocent people sustain injuries.
The San Jose area has many types of buses traveling the streets, expressways, and freeways, including:
A bus accident can lead to very serious or fatal injuries. The types of injuries sustained by another driver, bus passenger, pedestrian, motorcyclist, or cyclist include:
A bus accident can be caused by various issues, including:
When representing an injured client, our legal team must identify all liable parties. If the accident occurred with a VTA bus, you have a shorter timeframe in which to file a claim. The Valley Transportation Authority requires filing a claim for damages within six months, or the case cannot move forward and you will be barred from seeking compensation.
We have the best bus accident attorneys in San Jose who are well versed in handling these claims and it is their sole priority to get you what is right.
Your injury claim will include a dollar value put to several types of damages, which include:
The costs of medical care, lost wages, lost earning capacity, transportation, medications, rehabilitation, and other hard costs.
The pain and suffering associated with your injuries, loss of quality of life, and other more personal impacts on your future health and emotional wellbeing.
We invite you to meet with us for a free case consultation if you have been injured in a bus accident. We offer legal services in both Spanish and English, and our goal is to help our clients rebuild their lives. All our cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay us no legal fees unless we win. For honest answers from a law firm that genuinely cares, simply give us a call and you are immediately on the path to recovery and compensation.