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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 Log Angeles 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.

Helping Our Clients Tell Their Story & Get the Compensation They Deserve

Awards & Associations

  • Best Law Firms by US News
    Named in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms,” Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP ranks as Tier 1 Personal Injury firm in Los Angeles.
  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    Founding partners Browne Greene and Bruce A. Broillet are both members of the exclusive invite-only Inner Circle of Advocates, as two of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in America.
    All of our attorneys are proud to be active members of the Los Angeles County Bar Association or LACBA.
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
    Many firm members have been honored by the Consumer Attorneys of California, including Browne Greene, Christine Spagnoli, and Bruce Broillet, recipients of the Marvin E. Lewis Award. In addition, attorneys Bruce Broillet, Scott Carr, Molly McKibben, and Tobin Lanzetta has been honored with the Consumer Attorney of the Year Award.
  • Best Lawyers
    All 15 of our attorneys have been selected to Best Lawyers® after an extensive peer review process.
  • Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019
    Our attorneys were featured in TopVerdict for having one of the Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019, with $15 million won for the plaintiff in Keck v. Bel-Air Bay Club.
  • Super Lawyers®
    Our firm has more attorneys on the Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists than any other law firm in Southern California, with 15 members selected.
    Several partners are active members in the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, with attorneys Browne Greene, Bruce Broillet, and Christine Spagnoli named “Trial Lawyer of the Year."
    Firm partners Christine D. Spagnoli and Molly McKibben have both been honored by the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and are active members.
  • Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019
    After winning $2.6 million for the plaintiff’s side in a head-on collision case, our victory was named in the Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019 by TopVerdict.
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
    Recipients of this recognition are held up to the same standards as for The Best Lawyers in America, but only legal professionals in the first ten years of their careers qualify. Four attorneys at GBW have been recognized with this award in 2021.
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    Several of our partners are members in the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national invite-only association consisting of the most experienced trial lawyers.
  • Top 100 Settlements in California in 2019
    Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, was featured by TopVerdict in the Top 100 Settlements across all practice areas in California for 2019.
  • International Society of Barristers
    Our team includes several Fellows and Associates with the invite-only International Society of Barristers in recognition of their trial advocacy.
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    Bruce A. Broillet and Christine D. Spagnoli are Fellows with the invite-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a group of elite trial lawyers from over 30 countries.
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    A preeminent trial lawyers’ organization in North America, the American College of Trial Lawyers have elected firm partners Bruce Broillet, Mark Quigley, and Geoffrey Wells as Fellows.

Why Choose Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP?

  • Decades of Legal Experience
  • Billions Recovered For Our Clients
  • We're Always Available For Our Clients & Offer Free Consultations
  • We've Taken On Some of The Largest Corporations & Insurance Agencies


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