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When you get on a bus, the last thing you should have to worry about is getting injured. Unfortunately, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of other people can cause major crashes. Today, we are going to discuss a recent crash involving a bus in San Francisco and use it to review what to do in an incident like this.

At Allegiance Law, you can count on us to be by your side if you are injured in an accident. We will work to investigate what happened and secure the compensation you deserve. If you need a San Francisco bus accident attorney, call us today.

What We Know About This Case

A bus filled with members of an Alabama choir was involved in a major crash recently that left one man dead and three others injured.

This incident happened when three vehicles crashed on northbound Highway 101 south of the Sierra Point Parkway exit. The driver of the charter bus did not have time to stop and crashed into the pileup of vehicles. The bus subsequently became engulfed in flames, according to the California Highway Patrol.

There were 18 passengers on the bus, all members of the Aeolians Choir of Oakwood University in Alabama. All of the passengers and their drivers were able to get out safely.

  • A motorist in a Lincoln Navigator died when he rear-ended the bus.
  • Two bus passengers and one passenger in another vehicle were taken to the hospital and treated for unknown injuries.

Bus crashes are serious incidents. In this case, it does not seem like the driver was at fault, but we have to understand that buses weigh much more than regular passenger vehicles. In a bus crash, it is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries:

  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations or amputations
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

The medical costs of treating these injuries and the subsequent hidden costs associated with these crashes (lost income, home or vehicle accommodations, emotional and psychological damages, etc.) can reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

One of the challenges faced by bus crash victims is finding out exactly who is responsible for covering the expenses. Insurance companies are notoriously difficult to deal with, so you need to know where to turn for help.

What Happens Now?

Bus crashes are scary and can leave those who get injured wondering where to turn. At Allegiance Law, we understand that there is so much to sort through, which is why we want to help. Our qualified and experienced team will work to uncover exactly what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include coverage for:

  • Your medical expenses related to the incident
  • Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

If you need a San Francisco bus accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by calling at 415-404-6395.

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