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If you or a member of your family suffered harm in a bus lift accident, you might have grounds to file an injury claim. You can sue because bus companies owe their passengers the highest duty of care. Who can you sue? The answer to this question will be based strictly on the details surrounding your accident.
After an accident, you could be eligible to sue the following parties or entities:
All of the parties or entities mentioned above owe bus passengers a duty of care. Private bus companies like Greyhound travel long distances, but city bus agencies like the MTA make multiple stops on their route – in the Los Angeles area, there are roughly 189 bus lines with over 18,500 stops (some of these lines are listed below). Bus manufacturers and bus maintenance crews as well as mechanics also have a duty of care. Any time that a duty of care is breached, there is a risk of an incident occurring, which could ultimately lead to harm to innocent consumers.
If the negligence of any of the parties or entities listed above directly contributed to the incident that you or a member of your family suffered, you could be eligible to file an injury claim. To learn more about your right to sue, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm immediately.Popular Greyhound Routes Within California
Some of the most popular Greyhound Routes within the state of California include the following:
MTA Bus Lines in the Greater Los Angeles Area
These are just a few of the bus lines in the Los Angeles area. Without a doubt, there are many other bus lines throughout the state.Filing a Government Claim
If your bus lift accident involved a city bus company, like MTA, you could file a claim; however, you will need to file a government claim. This just means that the legal process will be a little different – most importantly, it will be subject to different deadlines. When a government entity is involved in a personal injury incident, victims must file a government claim directly with the entity, like the MTA, for instance.
Government claims for personal injuries must be filed relatively quickly – within six months of the date of the injury. Claimants will then have to wait for a response. Government entities have forty-five days to respond to the claim. If the claim is denied within the forty-five days, claimants will have six months to file their injury lawsuit in court. However, if there is no response within the forty-five days, the claimant will have a total of two years to file the injury lawsuit in court.
For more information on filing a government claim for your bus lift accident, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm as soon as possible.File Your Claim On Time
As mentioned above, government claims are subject to strict deadlines – forty-five days followed by either six months or two years. All claims are subject to deadlines, established by a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations determines the total length of time that claimants have to file their claims. If claimants do not file their claims on time, they could lose their right to sue entirely. What deadline applies if you are filing a claim against a private bus company like Greyhound or a tour bus company? In general, injury claims, like bus accident claims, in the state of California are subject to a two-year statute of limitations, which gives claimants a total of two years to sue. To learn more about the deadline that applies to your bus accident claim, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm as soon as possible.
If you would like to learn more about the type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to receive if your bus lift accident claim is successful, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm as soon as possible. Our bus lift accident lawyers are ready to fight for your right to recover the highest amount of compensation available for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered.
Call (855) 339-8879 to speak with a representative and schedule a free case review.Contact Us Today
Are you in need of a lawyer after your bus lift accident? If so, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm as soon as possible. Our lawyers at Downtown L.A. Law Group have many years of experience handling all sorts of claims, including bus lift accident claims. It is important for your attorney understands the extent of your injuries employs the proper experts to determine whether a design or manufacturing defect was a contributing cause of your injuries. Downtown LA Law Group: We are a full service plaintiff’s law firm. We are compassionate litigators fighting for the rights of our clients. Our product liability attorneys can help with your case. Contact us today for a free case evaluation or a second opinion. Remember: It is crucial to act quickly before any limitations can lower or extinguish your rightful claim. Call us for a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys regarding your claim: (855) 385-252
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