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Long Beach Bus Accident Lawyers

Buses are larger commercial vehicles that are designed to transport large numbers of people. Some buses in California are distinctly local service providers, but other buses are national carriers that take passengers to different states all over the nation.

While buses are usually convenient for their passengers, the vehicles themselves still share the road with other motor vehicles and a bus being involved in any kind of accident can cause many significant injuries. Not only might passengers on a bus be seriously injured, but many occupants of other vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, or other people can also be hurt.

Long Beach Bus Accidents Lawyer

If you suffered catastrophic injuries or your loved one was killed in a bus accident in Long Beach, you cannot delay in getting legal representation. Make sure that you contact the May Firm right away.

Our firm handles cases on a contingency fee basis, so you never have to worry about paying one cent until you recover a monetary award. Call (866) 825-7909 or contact us online to receive a free consultation.

Causes of Long Beach Bus Accidents

Bus accidents can stem from a wide variety of causes. In some cases, a bus driver may be responsible but the bus itself could also be the cause of certain crashes.

Some of the most common causes include:

  • Intersection Accidents — In January 2019, the Fresno Bee reported that a Fresno Area Express (FAX) bus was involved in a collision with four other vehicles at Cedar Avenue and Alluvial Avenue in northeast Fresno.
  • Head-On Collisions — In April 2014, the Los Angeles Times reported that 10 people died when a charter bus carrying Los Angeles-area high school students collided head-on with a FedEx truck.
  • Pedestrian Accidents — In January 2019, KABC-TV reported that a pedestrian was fatally struck by a Samho Tours bus.
  • Bicycle Accidents — In October 2018, the Mercury News reported that a bus was owned by El Paseo Limousine struck and killed a bicyclist operating in the bike lane in Santa Clara.
  • Multiple-Vehicle Accidents — In May 2019, KPIX-TV reported that one person was killed and three others were injured after a bus carrying a choir from Alabama and four other vehicles collided in South San Francisco.
  • Single-Vehicle Accidents — In January 2019, KSBY-TV reported that a bus driver was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance after a single-vehicle Amtrak bus crash near Los Alamos.
  • Left-Turn Crashes — In January 2017, KABC-TV reported that a driver who turned left at an intersection in Los Angeles caused another vehicle to swerve to avoid a collision and striking a school bus before hitting two other parked cars.
  • Distracted Driving Accidents — In November 2017, KGTV-TV reported that distracted school bus driver was being blamed for a chain-reaction crash in which a bus carrying about 50 Coronado Middle School students rear-ended a truck that was stopped at a light and hit another truck.
  • Rollover Accidents — In January 2019, KNBC-TV reported that 25 people were injured after a bus rolled over on the westbound Santa Monica (10) Freeway at the Harbor (110) Freeway connector in downtown Los Angeles.
  • Rear-End Collisions — In December 2018, KSWB-TV reported that 12 students had to be taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla to be treated for minor injuries after a car crashed into the back of a school bus in University City.
  • Drunk Driving Accidents — In March 2019, KOVR-TV reported that a bus driver was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) after crashing into a guardrail with 35 passengers on board.
  • T-Bone Accidents — In September 1985, UPI reported that a speeding car struck a Greyhound bus broadside in Calexico, overturning the bus, killing the car’s driver and injuring the bus driver and nine passengers.

Many companies operate bus lines in locations throughout the United States. Major bus service providers include, but are not limited to:

  • Greyhound Lines
  • Megabus
  • Coach USA
  • Academy Bus
  • MetroBus
  • Stagecoach Group
  • Barons Bus Lines
  • Jefferson Lines
  • Bonanza Bus Lines
  • Thruway Motorcoach
  • Peter Pan Bus Lines
  • AC Transit
  • SamTrans
  • Concord Coach Lines
  • Indian Trails
  • WestCAT
  • Grupo Senda
  • Trailways Transportation System
  • Dragon Bus
  • Unitrans
  • County Connection
  • Muni
  • Vamoose Bus
  • BoltBus
  • First Transit
  • Vallejo Transit
  • Eastern Shuttle
  • Limoliner
  • FirstGroup
  • Peter Pan Arrow

Several bus companies in California are also limited to local routes. Some buses are used strictly for school activities.

Types of Long Beach Bus Accident Injuries

Bus accident injuries can vary depending on whether a victim was a passenger on a bus or an occupant of another vehicle. Bus companies usually feel more compelled to take care of their own injured passengers, but they may try to deny liability for people who were not aboard their vehicles.

Common injuries that bus passengers and other victims could suffer include, but are not limited to:

  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Burn injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Internal organ injuries
  • Muscle strains
  • Lacerations

It is also possible that a person could die from the injuries they suffer in a bus accident. When a person is killed in a bus accident, their family can usually file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Contact a Bus Accident Attorney in Long Beach

Did you sustain serious injuries or was your loved one killed in a bus accident in Long Beach? You are going to want to quickly retain legal counsel.

The May Firm has an office location in Long Beach as well as six other locations in Bakersfield, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Chula Vista, and Fresno. Our firm can explore all of your legal options when you call (866) 825-7909 or contact us online to take advantage of a free consultation.

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Contact us to get started. It is important to have the proper legal representation on your side if you’re involved in a motorcycle crash. Often wrongful blame is placed on the rider in a multi-vehicle collision due to the increased risk that comes with riding a motorcycle. Insurance companies are reluctant to side with the motorcyclist and oftentimes will attempt to place the full or partial blame on them. Don’t accept that blame and the legal repercussions that come with it.

Call (866) 619-6679 to schedule a free consultation with our award-winning motorcycle accident lawyers. We’ll help determine the viability of your case based on your testimony and help you determine the best way to proceed. Working on a contingency fee means our lawyers are only compensated when your case or settlement is won, and our extensive experience and case history allow us to settle most claims out of court, giving you a faster resolution to your case and allowing you to focus on your recovery process. We factor in every possible expense when building your settlement: Medical bills, wage loss, property damage, and emotional suffering are all considered. Our goal is to help you put your life back in order to the best of our ability.

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