Greyhound is a trusted private bus company that operates in the U.S. Greyhound offers transportation to and from a number of major cities, providing their customers with a convenient method of transportation. Unfortunately, bus accidents are very common. Greyhound buses have been involved in a number of accidents. These accidents are typically associated with high injury and fatality rates because of the number of passengers that these buses normally carry (and because bus passengers are not typically wearing seatbelts).
If you or a loved one sustained injuries in a Greyhound bus crash, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Based on the details surrounding your bus crash, you could have grounds to file a lawsuit against Greyhound. If you are interested in exploring your legal options, it is essential that you contact our lawyers immediately. Our lawyers here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to file your Greyhound bus accident lawsuit and fight for your rights.
Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers have decades of experience handling all sorts of personal injury claims, including bus accident claims. Our lawyers are more than ready to fight for your rights after your Greyhound bus accident. We are not afraid to take on Greyhound or any other bus company, private or public, to ensure that our clients are properly compensated for the injuries that they suffered. If you are ready to speak to our lawyers, contact us today.
One of the Latest Greyhound Bus Accidents
The latest incident was reported at approximately 3:15am on August 8, 2022. The incident occurred near Tulare off of Highway 99 near Avenue 260. The bus was reportedly traveling northbound on Highway 99 when it drifted off the road and went through a chain link fence, ending up on its side at a nearby parking lot. According to reports, there were 34 people on the bus at the time of the crash, including the bus driver. A total of 24 people, including the driver, were injured. Most injuries were minor, but at least two people suffered major injuries (although not life-threatening). The injured were transported to local hospitals. Many of those transported were children.
The cause of the Greyhound bus crash remains under investigation. However, in cases of single-vehicle accidents, the crash can typically be directly attributed to the negligence of the driver. Considering the time of the crash, it is possible that the driver fell asleep at the wheel. Of course, this is only a possibility – the cause of the crash will be known at a later date.
If you or a loved one sustained injuries in this Greyhound accident or in a similar incident, you could have grounds to file a lawsuit. Do not hesitate to reach out to the experts here at our law firm as soon as possible to learn more about the legal options available to you.
Some of the Causes of Greyhound Bus Accidents
Of course, some Greyhound Bus accidents can be caused by dangerous weather conditions, dangerous road conditions, and the reckless actions of other drivers can cause bus accidents. However, in many cases, the recklessness of the Greyhound bus driver and the recklessness of the company can directly cause or contribute to dangerous accidents.
Greyhound driver recklessness can include the following:
- Speeding above the posted speed limit
- Tailgating and cutting other drivers off
- Weaving in and out of traffic
- Distracted driving (including texting, scrolling social media, watching videos, and being distracted with things inside or outside the bus)
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, including prescription drugs
- Sudden stops
- Sudden starts
- Sudden maneuvers
Greyhound company recklessness can include the following:
- Failing to submit both new hires and existing employees to background checks to prove that they have a clean driving record and do not pose a risk to passengers
- Failing to ensure that their drivers have the required license
- Failing to train their drivers
- Failing to supervise their drivers – ensuring that they are taking required breaks, etc.
- Failing to maintain their buses to keep them safe to be on the road
Both driver and company recklessness can lead to dangerous bus accidents that can lead to a number of injuries.
Examples of Greyhound Bus Injuries
Those involved in Greyhound bus crashes can sustain a number of injuries, some of which can include the following:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Hip injuries
- Knee injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severed limbs
- Crushing injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Scrapes and bruises
- Road rash
- Burn injuries
Although some of the injuries resulting from bus accidents can be minor, some injuries can also result in significant harm that could require extensive medical care. In fact, some injuries can be severe enough to be fatal. Regardless of the injuries that you or a loved one suffered in a Greyhound Bus accident, it is important that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible for more information about your right to sue.
Who is Liable for Greyhound Bus Accidents? Can I File a Greyhound Bus Lawsuit?
Greyhound Bus could be liable, and you could file a lawsuit after an accident. Liability for auto accidents is typically based on the details surrounding the incident (that is, who caused the accident). Bus accidents, however, are a bit different – because buses are common carriers. Common carrier laws apply; therefore, bus companies have strict liability for harm that their passengers suffer while on their buses. In other words, Greyhound Bus could definitely be liable for the harm that you or a loved one suffered, so you could have grounds to file a lawsuit. You could file an injury lawsuit as well as a wrongful death claim depending on your specific situation.
What Compensation is Available for Recovery after a Greyhound Bus Accident?
The compensation that you could be eligible to recover if you file a lawsuit against Greyhound after a bus accident could include some of the following:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- Legal costs
- Wrongful death benefits: funeral/burial costs and loss of consortium
How much can I receive for my Greyhound bus accident claim? The specific amount of compensation that you could ultimately recover will be based on the details surrounding your claim, like the type and extent of injuries suffered, wage history, etc. For more information about the compensation that you could be awarded, do not hesitate to contact the experts here at our law firm immediately. Our lawyers here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group are ready to fight for your right to recover the highest settlement available. You can trust that our lawyers will not rest until you are fairly compensated.
How Long Do I Have to Sue Greyhound for a Bus Accident?
If your Greyhound bus accident occurred in California, your claim will be subject to the state’s two-year statute of limitations for personal injury accidents. This means that you will only have two years to file your bus accident lawsuit. Of course, it is possible for exceptions to this deadline to apply based on your specific situation. For more information about the total length of time that you have to file your Greyhound bus accident lawsuit, contact our lawyers with experience in bus accident lawsuits today. Our lawyers can help you file your claim within the appropriate deadline to avoid losing your right to sue.
Contact the Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
Our Greyhound bus accident lawyers are ready to help you file your lawsuit and recover the compensation that you are owed. Here at our firm, we offer free legal services, which include free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our experts will be available to answer your questions, address your concerns, and essentially give you all the information that you need to begin or continue your claim. To benefit from these free legal services, contact us immediately.
Because of our Zero-Fee guarantee, you will not be required to pay any legal costs for our legal services. Additionally, because of our strict contingency structure, our clients will never be required to pay legal fees until after winning their claims. If you do not win, you will not pay anything. Contact us today for more information about your right to sue Greyhound after a bus accident.