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Glendale Bus Accident Lawyers

Serving Clients in Personal Injury Claims In & Around Los Angeles

The greater Los Angeles area is a densely populated, highly-traffic urban region where various buses provide public and private transportation for Angelenos and visitors. These buses can include city transit buses, school buses, private charter buses, tour buses, intercity buses, and shuttle buses. Passengers can include individuals of all ages, from schoolchildren to tourists and local workers to senior citizens. 

Like other motor vehicles, buses can be involved in traffic accidents, causing injuries from minor to catastrophic to passengers. At Hartounian, APLC, our competent and thorough legal team can put knowledge, experience, and extensive resources to work for you if you have been injured in any bus accident. 

We provide dedicated legal and personal support throughout the injury claims process to help you seek full and fair compensation for your damages and losses. 

Request a free initial consultation with a Glendale bus accident attorney by calling us at (818) 463-1917. You can also email us using our online contact form. We handle cases across California.

Overview of Bus Accidents in Los Angeles

Bus accidents often result in more severe injuries than car accidents for several reasons. Buses are larger and heavier than most personal vehicles, which can lead to more forceful impacts. 

Additionally, some buses lack seatbelts and other safety features, which can increase the risk of injury. Given the number of passengers a bus can carry, these accidents can affect many individuals at once.

Traffic accidents involving buses can include:

  • Collisions with multiple vehicles
  • Single-vehicle accidents
  • Rollovers
  • Accidents due to poor weather conditions
  • Accidents caused by mechanical failures
  • Incidents related to improper maintenance

Injuries from these accidents can range from lacerations and bruises to broken or fractured bones, organ damage, severe whiplash, concussions, traumatic brain injuries, or spinal cord damage. Victims can also experience emotional and psychological trauma. 

Why Bus Accident Claims Are Complex Legal Matters

For several reasons, bus accident claims are typically more complex than other motor vehicle accident claims. First, buses' size and operational scope often mean that multiple jurisdictions may be involved based on federal and state regulations that govern their operation and maintenance. This dual layer of regulation adds complexity to establishing liability and adherence to safety standards. 

Additionally, the number of parties potentially liable in a bus accident — from the bus driver and bus company to manufacturers, other drivers, and government entities — necessitates a thorough investigation to determine fault accurately. Identifying all liable parties is crucial to securing fair compensation, but it requires an intricate understanding of bus operations, maintenance standards, and road safety regulations.

Furthermore, the severe injuries often associated with bus accidents lead to more significant claims for damages. These can include not just medical expenses and lost wages but also compensation for long-term care, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. 

The complexity of calculating these claims and their high stakes make navigating bus accident cases particularly challenging. Given these factors, it's evident why legal representation is critical for bus accident victims. 

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Contact Hartounian, APLC Today for Comprehensive Legal Help

Navigating the aftermath of a bus accident requires skilled legal representation to ensure you receive the compensation and support you deserve. Our personal injury firm routinely handles the complexities of accident claims, focusing on holding all responsible parties accountable. 

We shoulder the legal burden so that you can concentrate on your recovery. By partnering with us, you can have confidence that your claim will be handled with the utmost care and professionalism. 

Call (818) 463-1917 or contact us online to speak with a Glendale bus accident lawyer today. 

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