San Jose Bus Accident Attorneys

If you have been injured as the result of a serious bus accident, like the Colusa County charter bus accident that occurred on October 5th, 2008, contact our skilled San Jose personal injury lawyers at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP immediately. We are an accomplished and respected personal injury law firm located in Northern California.

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Are bus accidents a common occurrence?

Individuals throughout the country use buses as their daily mode of transportation. The drivers of these buses are expected to operate the vehicle responsibly, and protect the individuals aboard. Sadly, not all bus drivers operate in this manner, and it places a large number of people in danger. It has become a common occurrence to turn on the evening news and see a report about a bus accident.

Recent Bus Accident Case Results

  • $8,825,000 Recovered: School bus vs. pedestrian accident resulting in traumatic brain injury
  • $3,000,000 Recovered: Injury onboard a SCTVA bus resulting in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • $2,650,000 Recovered: Transit rider in wheelchair that tipped over due to a failure to properly secure the wheelchair. Plaintiff was paraplegic and sustained a rotator cuff injury resulting in loss of ability to self ambulate. This verdict resulted in a Trial Lawyer of the Year Award.

What are the leading factors of bus accidents?

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There are many factors that may contribute to a bus accident, such as:

  • Negligent driving
  • Defective automotive parts
  • Dangerous streets and freeways
  • Faulty Maintenance

Bus drivers need to be observant to changing weather conditions, breaks in the pavement, and any other aspects that may require emergency maneuvering or a change in the way he or she is operating the vehicle.

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A bus crash may cause serious injuries to all individuals involved, including the driver, passengers, other vehicles, and pedestrians. If you have sustained injury in a mass transit accident, you may experience multiple injuries that include:

  • Head trauma
  • Bruising
  • Fractured bones
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Other catastrophic damages

With the representation of an experienced San Jose bus accident lawyer, you may be able to recover monetary compensation for your injuries and other bus accident-related expenses. If you or a loved one have been involved in a bus accident, please contact us at (800) 900-0863.

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