On Thursday July 21, 2022, there was a shuttle bus accident at approximately 12:45pm at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). According to reports, the shuttle bus crashed into a pole near one of the ramps to Sky Way at LAX. At the time of the accident, there was a total of twenty-four people on board the shuttle – twenty-three passengers and one driver. Two people were immediately transported to local hospitals in serious condition. At least seven other people were also transported to local hospitals with minor injuries.
The shuttle bus accident is still under investigation.
Unfortunately, these accidents are relatively common. Auto accidents, in general, can occur at any time. If you or a loved one were injured in an airport shuttle bus accident, it is important that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
If you need legal help after an airport shuttle bus accident, contact us today. Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers have experience handling all sorts of injury claims, including accident claims against airports. Our lawyers are not afraid to take on LAX or any other airport to fight for your rights and help you recover the payout that you are owed. If you are ready to explore the legal options available to you, do not hesitate to contact the experts here at our law firm immediately. Our lawyers are ready to help you with your accident claim.
Some Causes of Airport Shuttle Accidents
If you have ever had to drive to or from LAX, you probably know how hectic traffic can be. Drivers are constantly puling in and out of drop off and pick up locations. It is common for drivers to speed, change lanes without being in the clear, etc. Because of this, there is no surprise that auto accidents are common in airports.
Some of the possible causes of shuttle bus accidents include the following:
- Road rage and/or aggressive driving
- Unlicensed, untrained, or unskilled drivers
- Driving under the influence
- Driving fatigued
- Reckless driving (speeding, ignoring traffic laws, etc.)
No matter the specific cause of your accident, the accident could result in a number of injuries.
Examples of Injuries Resulting from Airport Shuttle Accidents
Victims of airport shuttle bus accidents can result in a number of injuries, some of which can include the following:
- Head injuries and traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries and back injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Hip injuries
- Knee injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Crushing injuries
- Fractures, including simple fractures and complex fractures
- Severed limbs
- Impalement injuries
- Strains and sprains
- Scrapes and bruises
Although these incidents can result in only minor injuries, some of these incidents can result in severe injuries – some of which can be fatal. No matter the specific injuries that you or a loved on suffered in an airport shuttle bus accident, you could have grounds to have grounds to file a lawsuit. To explore your legal options, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm as soon as possible. Our lawyers are more than ready to help you better understand your legal options.
Understanding Liability for Airport Shuttle Bus Accidents
After an airport shuttle bus accident, you might have many questions – including about liability. Who is liable for the harm caused by an airport shuttle bus accident? Who is at fault? In general, the party that caused the accident, or the party’s employer, could be liable for any resulting injuries. So, is the airport liable for the injuries resulting from a shuttle bus accident? Yes – the airport could be liable. This is because the airport has a duty to ensure that their premises are safe for all guests. What about shuttle bus services? Shuttles provided by the airports are considered common carriers; therefore, the airport is strictly liable for any harm that occurs in an airport shuttle accident. In other words, the airport could be liable for any harm resulting from an airport shuttle bus accident.
There are also third-party shuttles that offer these services. In incidents involving third-party shuttle accidents, these third-party companies can be liable for the harm resulting from incidents. Therefore, these companies could be liable.
If you would like to learn more about establishing liability for airport bus shuttle accidents, contact us today. Our lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and help you better understand the legal options available to you.
What Compensation is Available for Victims of Shuttle Bus Accidents?
If your lawsuit is successful, you could be eligible to recover compensation for some of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Punitive damages
- Legal costs
If you are filing for wrongful death, you could be entitled to receive compensation for wrongful death benefits, which could include funeral and burial costs and loss of consortium.
For more information about the possible compensation that you could be eligible to recover if your airport bus accident is lawsuit is successful, do not hesitate to contact our experts as soon as possible. Our lawyers are ready to aggressively fight for your right to recover the highest settlement available for your claim. Our lawyers are ready to negotiate the settlement that you are owed. If a settlement is not possible, our lawyers are more than ready to take your lawsuit to trial to ensure that you get the settlement that you are owed.
Your Airport Shuttle Bus Accident – Filing on Time
All claims are subject to a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations determines the length of time that claimants have to file their lawsuits. If you fail to file your claim on time, you could lose your right to file a lawsuit entirely. How long do you have to file your lawsuit for an airport shuttle bus accident lawsuit? If you are filing a lawsuit against the airport, then you will need to file a government claim. First, you will need to file an administrative claim – you will have to file your claim within just 6 months. Then, the city agency will have 45 days to respond to your claim. Once the city agency responds and denies your claim, you will have 6 months to file your civil lawsuit. If the city does not respond within this time, then you will have up to 2 years to file your claim. For more information about the total length of time that you have to file your shuttle bus accident claim, contact us as soon as possible.
Contact the Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
If you or a loved one were injured at an incident on an airport shuttle, then you could have grounds to file a lawsuit. If the accident occurred on an LAX shuttle, you could definitely have grounds to sue the airport for the harm that you or a loved one suffered. If you are interested in learning more about the legal options available to you and your family, do not hesitate to reach out to the guys here at this firm as soon as possible. Our airport shuttle bus accident lawyers here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group have decades of experience handling all sorts of injury claims and are not afraid take on the airport to fight for your rights. If you are ready to discuss your legal options with our experts, contact us today.
We are very proud to offer free legal services, which include both free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions, address all your concerns, and provide you with all the guidance that you need to begin or continue your claim. It doesn’t matter whether you are looking to start the claim process or whether you are looking to switch representation – our lawyers can help you.
Here at our firm, we offer a Zero-Fee guarantee. This means that our clients will not have to worry about having to pay any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. In addition, we work on a strict contingency structure; therefore, our clients will not be required to pay any legal costs until they win their claims. If you do not win, you will not have to pay anything at all.
For more information about your legal options after you or a loved one suffered harm in an airport shuttle accident, do not hesitate to contact us today. Our lawyers are more than ready to help you out.