NO RECOVERY, NO FEE
(855) 339-8879
FREE CONSULTATION

Bus Injury Caused By Low Hanging Side Mirror


Bus Injury Caused By Low Hanging Side MirrorA pedestrian involved in a bus accident can be seriously injured. Many times these injuries occur when the pedestrian is not at fault. In some cases because of the position of side view mirrors on a bus pedestrians can be seriously hurt. In these cases bus drivers drive close to the pickup curb and the side view mirror extends onto the sidewalk. These heavy duty mirrors can cause devastating injuries if the pedestrian is hit in the head, face or body. To make matters worse bus drivers may not notice the injury and continue driving off leaving the injured pedestrian to deal with their injuries.

Low Hanging Bus Mirror Accident

A low hanging bus mirror can be dangerous. Many bus operators have taken steps to adjust these low hanging mirrors to avoid pedestrian collisions. However other transport companies failed to meet the criteria. As a result pedestrians are still being injured. Essentially what happens is the bus riding on the furthest right lane poses a serious safety hazard to passengers standing on the sidewalk in close proximity to the street. As a result the exposed or outward extending side view mirror can hit the pedestrian. These mirrors are forged with plastic and metal, so any impact can be potentially dangerous. Depending on the position whether you were facing the bus or had your back to it, serious injuries can result. Many pedestrians are knocked unconscious from the blow leaving them with severe head injuries. Others suffer multiple broken bones in their face and body. To make matters worse bus drivers are unaware of the impact and drive off leaving the injured pedestrian to deal with their injuries.

Who Is At Fault for Accidents Involving Bus Mirrors – Liability for Injuries

Who is liable when you are hit as a pedestrian? Generally the pedestrian is considered negligent free. They are not responsible for how the bus driver acts or the negligence of the city for having low hanging bus mirrors. If you are injured as a passenger you have certain rights. If you were hit by a MTA or transit type bus you need to act quickly to preserve your rights. Here are few important steps you should take after your accident. Step #1: Seek Medical Care You must get medical attention for your injuries. Do not wait and see how you will feel. If you were hit in the head  chances are you have suffered a head injury. Make sure you seek proper and immediate medical care. Step #2: Obtain a Police Report Make sure you get a police report or traffic collision report filed. This will likely be done on the scene or at the hospital. You can request the hospital inform the police or local law enforcement of your intent to file a police report. Step #3: Contact an Attorney Contact Downtown L.A. Law immediately. Our offices will make sure that you are left alone until you are able to discuss your claim with the transit authorities. Do not make any statements without your attorney present or without their consent. Any statement you make can ultimately be used to devalue your care. It is important that you stay silent and not make any statements that can impact your case. [ca-sidebar id=”21960″] Common Injuries A bus mirror that hits a pedestrian can be painful. If you calculate the speed and weight of the bus, the ultimate force delivered can be significant. This force can shatter your bones and cause traumatic brain injuries. The type of injury suffered will depend on a number of factors including your position at the time of the accident and other important factors. If you were injured seek immediate medical attention. Here is a list of common injuries.
  • Concussion
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Hematoma
  • Death
  • Mild traumatic head injury
  • Numbness in the tongue or tingling sensation
  • Broken bones
  • Facial lacerations
  • Broken orbital socket
  • Hearing loss
This is not a complete list of injuries. If you were injured we cannot stress how important medical treatment is to your well being. Our attorneys at Downtown L.A. Law are here to help, contact us anytime for a complimentary and confidential case evaluation.

Over $350 Million Recovered
for Our Clients

Learn More

YOU Deserve the Best
Free Case Review 24/7
You Don’t Pay unless we win
Call 855.385.2529


  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

By submitting this form, you agree to receive telephone calls and text messages at anytime, which include hours outside of business hours (8:00 am PST – 9:00 pm PST). This is so that we may reach you as soon as possible in order to consult on your potential case.

ultimate guide uber lyft accidents

I had a previous attorney who failed me miserably. I reached to this Law group and it was the best decision I made. Very caring and understanding staff. Recommend this to law group to everyone.”

⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

Lesley Portillo

Free Case Review 24/7
You Don’t Pay Unless You Win
Call 855.385.2529


  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
By submitting this form, you agree to receive telephone calls and text messages at anytime, which include hours outside of business hours (8:00 am PST – 9:00 pm PST). This is so that we may reach you as soon as possible in order to consult on your potential case.

Address:

4113 Clinton Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90004
855-339-8879
info@downtownlalaw.com

BAKERSFIELD OFFICE
2005, Eye Street, Suite 4
Bakersfield, CA 93301
661-219-7455

MODESTO OFFICE
3430 Tully Road
Modesto, California 95350
209-353-4493

ORANGE COUNTY OFFICE
2372 Morse Ave.
Irvine, California 92614
949-627-8725

SAN DIEGO OFFICE
01 West Broadway
San Diego, California 92101
619-413-0161

VENTURA OFFICE
701 E Santa Clara St
Ventura, California 95816
805-292-0367

INLAND EMPIRE OFFICE
7121 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, California 92504
909-340-3929

VICTORVILLE OFFICE
13782 Bear Valley Rd.
Victorville, California 92392
760-563-4384

FRESNO OFFICE
5588 N Palm Ave
Fresno, California 93704
559-556-0227

SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE
388 Market St #1300
San Francisco, California 94111
415-362-6079

SACRAMENTO OFFICE
1601 Alhambra Blvd
Sacramento, California 95816
916-931-1965

SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE
1 Sansome St. Suite 3500-11
San Francisco, California 94104
650-651-5006

 


The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.
© All Rights Reserved
Follow us