Santa Monica Big Blue Bus Accident Lawyer
Serving Injured Victims in Santa Monica, the Valley & Beyond
Big Blue Buses operate from Santa Monica to downtown Los Angeles, as well as in the San Fernando Valley. Most passengers, however, are located in the Los Angeles metro area, and most Big Blue Bus accidents occur in the most heavily-populated areas of L.A. If you were seriously injured or lost a loved one in an accident involving a Big Blue Bus, contact our bus accident lawyers at Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP as soon as possible. We have obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for injury victims throughout Southern California, and we’re committed to helping you recover from your losses.
Ready to speak with an attorney about your Big Blue Bus accident claim? Call (866) 634-4525 or contact us online.
Past Cases Involving Big Blue Buses
Our Santa Monica attorneys have seen many Big Blue bus accidents over the years:
- Pedestrian accidents: The most serious injuries can occur when a Big Blue bus hits or runs over a pedestrian. Turning too sharply at a busy street corner, failing to look before turning right and hitting a pedestrian in the crosswalk are two typical bus-pedestrian accidents.
- Bicyclist accidents: On busy days, Big Blue Bus drivers can become more inattentive and cause a devastating collision with a bicycle rider. Unfortunately, the police are often quick to blame bikers for their own injuries, with little investigation into the cause. It’s vitally important that families of injured cyclists work with an attorney who will aggressively investigate the case – and who won’t just take the police report at face value.
- Car accidents: When a Big Blue Bus is traveling on the freeway or heading toward the Valley, serious car and truck accidents may be the result. Speeding and lack of attention are often a fatal mix in bus-car crashes.
Why Do Seniors Face Greater Risks in a Bus Crash?
Elderly bus accident victims deserve special attention. Because senior citizens ride buses more than others, and because they often have physical limitations, they are more likely than other riders to suffer injury as a bus passenger. As a common carrier legally responsible for the safety of passengers – and as a matter of company policy – Big Blue Bus has a special duty of care to elderly passengers under Civil Code 1200. The bus company can be held legally liable for injuries to seniors or handicapped persons if the bus driver failed to operate with reasonable care.
Seniors and handicapped persons are at higher risk of injury from falls. The bus driver should wait for a senior citizen to be fully seated before moving. The bus driver should wait until the senior has fully disembarked and is no longer holding on to the bus before pulling away from the curb. If the senior or disabled person is using a wheelchair, that wheelchair must be securely in place before the bus moves.
When You Need Strong, Effective Representation
With a full team of award-winning bus accident lawyers who have won over $100 million in past settlements and verdicts, you can trust that your Big Blue Bus claim will get the attention and care that it deserves.
Our success in handling past bus accident cases is due to our extensive investigative resources and our understanding of bus company practices, policies, and procedures. We understand bus company data management practices, including its use of GPS, video and audio recordings. Our in-house investigative team knows how to obtain and preserve this evidence in an evidence warehouse for later use in trial.
When you need experienced legal help in an injury or wrongful death case involving a Big Blue Bus and a bike, pedestrian, car or truck collision, contact Greene Broillet & Wheeler for a free initial consultation. Because we often work on contingency fees, you may not need to pay upfront fees unless we can recover compensation for your case.
Our team is ready to help you navigate a bus accident claim. Call (866) 634-4525 for more information.
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