If you or a loved one were injured in a bus accident in Pasadena, you can count on Salamati Law for results-driven personal injury representation. Every day, people climb aboard city buses, school buses, tour buses and other common carriers with the expectation of comfortable and safe transportation.
However, data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shows that these large multi-passenger vehicles are involved in thousands of traffic accidents every year, some of which result in life-threatening injuries and fatalities.
Strong advocacy for Pasadena bus injury victims
Given the lack of seat belts and large numbers of passengers, it’s not surprising that these collisions can be devastating. In order to secure full and fair compensation, it’s vital that victims work with a trusted bus accident lawyer, who has an established track record of winning complex claims against private and municipal entities. In California, claims against government-run transportation agencies such as Pasadena Transit, LADOT, Foothill Transit, and Metro Local must be filed within 180 days of the date of the accident.
At Salamati Law, we have the litigation experience and resources to help victims secure maximum compensation for their losses. We are here to help alleviate the stress and burden of the legal process– from dealing with insurance companies, investigating the accident, retaining expert witness testimony, and fighting for the highest damage award possible. Because we work on a contingency-basis, there are no upfront costs, and you don’t pay a dime unless we recover compensation on your behalf.
Determining liability for bus accidents
Our firm conducts independent investigations to gather the evidence needed to prove liability, and the damages you sustained in the accident. Examples of negligence include poor vehicle maintenance, driver fatigue, negligent hiring, and reckless or impaired driving– to name a few.
Depending on the circumstances of the accident and evidence uncovered, one or more of the following entities could be held liable:
- Private bus company
- A third-party driver whose negligent actions caused the accident
- Manufacturer, in the case of a defective vehicle part
- City, county, or state entity– intercity buses, such as Pasadena Transit and MTA
- School district that hired a negligent bus driver
We are well-versed in California laws regarding common carriers– which hold bus companies and their employees to a higher duty of care. The cities of Pasadena and Los Angeles are ultimately responsible for operating a safe fleet of vehicles and ensuring that its drivers have the training and experience necessary to safely operate their buses.
There are also state and federal regulations regarding bus maintenance, inspections, and other safety matters that may influence the outcome of a personal injury claim.
Schedule a free case review with our team of Pasadena bus accident lawyers
Whether your accident happened while you were commuting, touring, or on a private charter, we have the experience to protect your rights and pursue the justice and compensation you need and deserve. Call today to arrange a free consultation with a Los Angeles bus accident attorney who is 100% dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome in your case.