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Bus Accidents

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California's East Bay has an extensive public transportation system, including BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) trains and AC Transit (Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District). Commuters and residents rely on these buses and trains to travel throughout Oakland, Walnut Creek and other communities.

Unfortunately, accidents sometimes occur while riding on a bus in the East Bay. And when they do, the injuries sustained by passengers, pedestrians or people traveling in other vehicles can often be very serious.

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Bus accidents are less common types of car accidents. They also present their own complexities and should therefore be dealt with by an experienced attorney. An East Bay bus accident lawyer at Clancy & Diaz, LLP, can help you bring a claim against a tour bus company, school, taxi cab company or public transit authority. These types of cases may be more complex than bringing a claim against an individual. Companies often have their own attorneys or teams of attorneys dedicated to handling situations exactly like this, which is why it's important to have your own legal counsel.

What to do after a bus accident

Have you been injured in a bus accident? Whether a tour bus, school bus, commuter bus, the Walnut Creek Trolley or any other related vehicle, you may have suffered a serious injury. Now, you're wondering what you can do about the situation. If you were injured in a bus accident, either as a bus passenger or as the driver or passenger of another vehicle involved in the collision, it is important to take the following steps:

  • Call 911 to report the accident
  • Remain at the scene, if possible
  • Get information for the bus driver and bus company
  • Get information for any witnesses present
  • If possible, take pictures of the scene and take notes of important details
  • Report the incident to your insurance company
  • Contact a Walnut Creek attorney who can advise you of your legal rights in this matter

By following these steps, you can positively impact your ability to recover maximum monetary damages for your injuries, allowing you to fully cover medical bills, lost wages and possibly much more.

Powerful help for victims of bus accidents

There are several factors that make bus accidents so serious. The sheer size and weight of the bus, the number of passengers involved and the fact that the responsible party may be a large bus company or public transit authority often makes an East Bay bus accident claim more difficult to handle.

Fortunately, we're experienced in handling all types of personal injury claims. We have the resources to conduct a complete investigation into the matter in order to build an innovative legal strategy that properly represents our client's financial needs and personal concerns. Contact a Walnut Creek bus accident lawyer at our law firm today for a free case evaluation. You pay no legal fees unless we win your case.

Call Clancy & Diaz, LLP at (925) 835-7500 to discuss your case and legal options.

Clancy & Diaz, LLP
2855 Mitchell Dr Suite 106
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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