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Bus versus Auto Collision Leaves Boy Dead and Several Others Injured – Bus v. Auto Accident Lawyers


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Breaking News: A boy has died and two other people have suffered injured after a collision involving a city bus and a passenger vehicle in South Los Angeles on the morning of June 24, 2024.

The incident occurred at approximately 10:21am. A silver Hyundai Elantra and a Metro bus crashed at Rosecrans Avenue and San Pedro Street in West Compton. According to the California Highway Patrol and Metro, three people were hospitalized. One of these victims, the boy, died at the hospital as a result of the injuries sustained.

The bus driver sustained minor injuries. According to Metro, no bus passengers were injure in the crash.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Unfortunately, accidents involving buses and passenger vehicles can have catastrophic consequences for all those involved. This is mainly due to the size differences between the vehicles. If you were injured or a member of your family died as a result of an accident involving a bus and a passenger vehicle, you could have the right to file a lawsuit. For more information about the legal options available to you, please do not hesitate to reach out to the expert legal team here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group as soon as possible.

Our legal team has decades of experience handling these types of claims and are ready to go above it all to fight for your rights and help you recover the payout that you are owed. Whether you are pursuing a claim against the Metro, any other city entity, or an insurance company, our lawyers are more than ready to help you with your claim. For more information about the legal options available to you, contact us today.

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Common Causes of Bus v. Auto Accidents

Bus v. car crashes can happen for a number of reasons. Some common causes of these accidents can include the following:

  • Reckless driving (from either of the vehicles involved), including speeding, tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic, sudden stops, sudden starts, etc.
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Ignoring traffic rules
  • Ignoring traffic signals
  • Distracted driving
  • Faulty vehicles (including mechanical issues like suddenly losing brakes)
  • Dangerous road conditions, such as blind intersections, defective traffic signals, etc.
Possible Injuries Resulting from Bus v. Auto Accidents

Bus crashes that involve passenger vehicles can result in some of the following injuries:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Head injuries, including concussions
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Pelvic injuries
  • Hip injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Fractures
  • Crushing injuries
  • Burns
  • Road rash
  • Sprains and stains
  • Lacerations
Can I File a Lawsuit?

Yes, you could be eligible to file a lawsuit and receive compensation. Based on the details surrounding the incident, you could have the right to sue. In general, the right to sue is based on the concept of negligence. In other words, all drivers on the road have a duty to drive safely to avoid incidents and injuries to others on the road. City buses, specifically, are common carriers so they have the highest duty of care towards their passengers; still, these buses also have a duty of care towards others on the road. If you or a member of your family suffered any type of harm as a result of a bus-on-car accident, you could have the right to file a lawsuit. For more information about the legal options available to you, please do not hesitate to reach out to the experts here at our law firm as soon as possible.

Can I Recover Compensation after a Bus v. Car Crash?

Yes, you could be eligible to receive compensation. Although every claim is different, you could potentially be entitled to receive compensation for medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, wrongful death benefits, property damage, and legal fees. Based on the details surrounding the claim, you could recover anywhere from $100,000 to $1,500,000 – or even more. No matter whether our experts have to negotiate a settlement or take your claim to trial to reach a verdict, you can be certain that our team will always go the extra mile to secure the maximum recovery available for their claims.

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How Long Do I Have to Sue?

All claims are subject to a statute of limitations, or a deadline to sue. A statute of limitations determines the total length of time that claimants have to file their claims. If claimants fail to file their claims on time, then they can lose their right to sue entirely. In general, personal injury and wrongful death claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations, meaning that claimants will only have two years to file their claims. However, if an incident involves a government entity, whether it is a city bus company or another city entity, the statute of limitations is much shorter. More specifically, claimants will have only six months to file administrative claims; depending on the response to administrative claims, claimants can have either six months or two years to file civil lawsuits.

To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the total length of time that you have to file your claim, contact us today. Our team is ready to guide you every step of the way.

Contact the Downtown L.A. Law Group Today

If you or a member of your family suffered injuries as a result of a bus v. auto crash, you could have the right to file a lawsuit and even recover compensation. If you are interested in learning more about the legal options available to you, contact the experts here at our law firm as soon as possible. Our team here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group have decades of experience and are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to begin or continue your bus accident claim. Whether you are interested in suing Metro, any other county entity, or an insurance company, our expert legal team can help you every step of the way.

Free Case Evaluations:we know that seeking legal help can be intimidating. Because of this, we are committed to making the legal process as accessible as possible. We offer free case evaluation, which include free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our expert accident attorneys will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns. Our bus accident lawyers are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to begin or continue your claim.

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If you are ready to speak with our personal injury lawyers with experience in bus versus auto accident claims, contact us today.


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