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USC Bus Crashes into Metro Train Leaving 55 Injured – USC Bus Accident Lawyers

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A USC bus and a LA Metro train collided on Tuesday April 30, 2024 leaving at least 55 people injured, according to officials.

The incident occurred on Exposition Boulevard and Watt Way in Exposition Park around noon. Reportedly, the USC shuttle bus crossed into the path of the Metro E Line train, which was traveling southbound. A total of 55 people were evaluated as a result of the crash. According to LAFD, 2 people were transported to local hospitals in serious condition, 16 others were transported to local hospitals in fair condition, and the remaining 37 people were treated and released on the scene of the crash.

There were only 2 people in the bus when the crash occurred; however, approximately 150 passengers were aboard the train. The 2 people on the bus – the driver and a passenger – were the ones in serious condition.

The incident remains under investigation.

Unfortunately, both train accidents and bus accidents are among the most dangerous types of accidents, just due to the type of vehicles. When the accident involves both a train and a bus, the incident could be catastrophic. If you or a member of your family suffered harm associated with this accident or a similar accident, it is important that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Based on the details surrounding the incident, you could have the right to file a claim.

For more information about the legal options available to you, contact the personal injury lawyers here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group today. Our team has decades of experience and is ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to fight for your right and recover the compensation that you are owed. For more information about the legal options available to you, contact us today.

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Possible Injuries from Bus v. Train Accidents

These incidents can potentially cause devastating injuries – especially considering that passengers on both of these vehicles do not wear any seatbelts. Examples of possible injuries include the following:

  • Head injuries, including concussions
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Hip injuries
  • Pelvic injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Fractures
  • Nerve injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Crushing injuries
  • Impalement injuries
  • Scrapes and bruises
  • Burn injuries

Some of these injuries could require multiple surgeries to treat and could even lead to disability. Of course, these injuries could potentially be fatal. No matter the specific harm that you or a loved one suffered, you could be eligible to file a claim. It is important that you explore the legal options available to you.

Possible Causes of Bus v. Train Accidents

Although the incident remains under investigation, we could review possible causes of the incident. Considering that the bus is the vehicle that crashed with the train, some possible causes to consider can include the following: bus driver medical emergencies, bus driver negligence (i.e., speeding, failing to yield when turning left, ignoring traffic signs and signals (including train warning signs), driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving while fatigued, bus mechanical failure/malfunction, etc.

Accident Liability – Is USC Liable for Harm Resulting from the Incident?

USC offers students, faculty, guests, and the local community “an extensive network of free buses” that serve the main campus, the North University Park neighborhood, the university’s Parking Center, the Health Sciences Campus, and more. Buses are common carriers, so the owners/operators of these buses owe their passengers the highest duty of care. On this basis, USC could have strict liability when it comes to any injuries sustained by USC Transport Bus passengers (such as the one bus passenger injured in the accident discussed above). What about victims injured on the train? If the authorities determine that the accident was caused by USC’s negligence – whether this is due to driver error, mechanical failure, negligent hiring, or more – then injured train passengers could have grounds to sue USC. Depending on the circumstances, claimants could potentially have the right to sue LA Metro.

For more information abut your right to sue after this devastating accident, contact the experts here at our law firm at your earliest convenience.

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Can I Recover Compensation?

Yes – you could be eligible to recover compensation for the harm that you suffered. Some of the categories of compensation available for recovery could include the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Punitive damages
  • Legal fees

Here at our law firm, our team is fully committed to fighting for the rights of our clients and getting them the maximum recovery available for their claims. Whether your claim is work $100,000 or $1.5 million, or anywhere in between, you can trust that our lawyers are ready to fight for your right to recover the highest settlement available for your claim.

What determines the value of these claims? Some of the most important details to consider include the type of incident, the type of injuries suffered, the severity of the injuries, whether the injuries caused permanent harm, and more. For more information about the possible value of your claim, contact the experts here at our law firm today.

Contact the Downtown L.A. Law Group Today

If you or a loved one were injured in the USC bus versus Metro train accident discussed above, you could have the right to sue. If you are unsure of the legal options available to you, contact us today. Our bus and train accident lawyers are ready to evaluate your current situation and start fighting for your rights, contact us today. Our experts here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group have decades of experience and are ready to guide you every step of the way.

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 all your questions and address all your concerns – making sure that you have access to all the information that you need to pursue your claim. To benefit from these free legal services, contact us today.

Our Zero-Fee Guarantee ensures that our clients will never be required to pay any upfront legal costs. Since we work on contingency, our clients will not be responsible for paying any legal costs whatsoever. If you are ready to speak with our bus accident and train accident lawyers, contact us today.

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