Los Angeles Bus Accident Attorney
Concerning Bus Accident Claims
The South Bay area is becoming increasingly popular among people looking
for an attractive and pleasant environment for their family. As the small
coastal towns which stretch along the shore of the Pacific Ocean grow,
so traffic congestion increases and adequate public transportation becomes
more of an issue. It's not uncommon to see several buses at a time
traveling the streets within a short distance of each other. Some provide
public transportation, and some are private companies. Sadly it isn't
unusual for buses to be in collisions or for passengers to be injured.
If you have been injured while travelling on a bus or by being struck
by a bus take action right away and talk to a
Los Angeles personal injury attorney.
Bus Accident Lawyer in Los Angeles
The FMCSA, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, has strict regulations
regarding bus inspection, repair and maintenance as well as operator training
and qualifications, and regular drug testing, in order to improve the
safety of bus transportation. Equipment failures such as turn signals,
steering malfunction and brake failure presents a danger to pedestrians
and other vehicles and can result in serious injuries to passengers. There
is no doubt that an operator who is intoxicated or overly fatigued is
not safe to be behind the wheel. If brought into the case early enough
a skilled bus accident lawyer will ensure that the bus operator's
log, bus inspection and maintenance records as well as other bus company
information is preserved as vital evidence. The accident site will be
investigated and witness statements taken to ensure the causes and events
surrounding your injury are fully documented.
The best way to ensure that the best possible settlement is obtained is
to be fully prepared to take the case to trial. It is true that most cases
are settled without going to court, but this doesn't always produce
the full compensation a client is due. As experienced and successful litigators,
we do not settle for what is easiest. When we file a claim for damages
on behalf of an injured client we are determined that the settlement will
cover our client's needs. Meet with a fully committed
personal injury lawyer at Okabe & Haushalter to discuss your accident.
Contact a Los Angeles Bus Accident Attorney
with our firm for whole hearted representation.