Orange County Bus Accident Attorney
People in OC and across the nation rely on public transportation to get to work, to appointments, and much more. Unfortunately, accidents still happen, and when they do, you need an Orange County bus accident lawyer in your corner. If you or a loved one has experienced an injury while riding the OCTA bus lines, like Irvine’s iShuttle, for example, you may be able to receive compensation to help cover your expenses, lost wages, and more through a personal injury claim. The Orange County personal injury lawyers at Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, have bus accident attorneys that are experienced and knowledgeable. We work hard to get the outcome you deserve.
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What Should I Do if I’m Injured by a Bus?
If you are riding a bus and get in an accident, your actions would mirror those you would take as a car passenger. Make sure you take care of your own injuries before trying to help others. Render aid if you are able, contact the authorities, and follow any instructions given you by the bus driver. Once the police or EMTs arrive, follow their instructions to reduce the distractions and problems that might prevent someone from getting necessary care. This means putting your phone away when interacting with a CHP, the Irvine Police, or paramedic.
Should I Go to the Doctor?
Even if your injuries seem small or if you don’t think you have any, see a medical professional after an accident. Some injuries don’t appear right away. Don’t risk more serious problems or losing out on care you need. Make sure you get a full medical report from your medical practitioner, like at the UC Irvine Health Center, or your closest medical center and save it.
What Evidence Should I Gather?
Get whatever evidence is available safely. Take pictures of the scene. Make sure you capture all vehicles involved inside the bus or out, as well as the damage inflicted. If you overhear anything another driver says, write it down and ask if he or she will sign the document to indicate it is correct. Take inventory of your injuries as you discover them or if a medical professional like an EMT tell you of them. You should also check your personal belongings to note any damage to bags, electronics, strollers, carriers, glasses, or anything else.
Seek Council from a Bus Accident Attorney in Orange County
After you have been checked by a physician, and once you have a moment and have gathered the information you can, call our team at Panish, Shea, and Boyle, LLP. Several different entities might be responsible for the accident, including the bus driver, the bus company, other drivers, or a property owner. Our accident attorneys have the experience to review your story and evidence and find whatever else they need to determine who was negligent, what rules were broken, and anything else that might be pertinent in winning compensation for your injuries.
Different agencies manage and regulate the OC buses and the laws governing buses differ from car laws. Reporting deadlines vary for each agency, especially for government offices. Our bus accident lawyers in Irvine are very familiar with the different laws and know what deadlines you might face in filing a claim.
If you sustained injuries in a bus collision in Newport Beach, Irvine, Anaheim, or throughout the Orange County area, call Panish, Shea, and Boyle, LLP for a free consultation. Our team wants to help you restore your quality of life by helping you get fair compensation for medical expenses and lost wages.
Call today to meet with one of our Orange County bus accident lawyers! (949) 468-5777