There is no shortage of buses around San Mateo. Being in the center of the San Francisco Bay Area, and with so many major highways around, there are plenty of options when it comes to taking a bus. From public transportation within the city and county to school buses, it is inevitable that there will be accidents.
While most bus rides are completely safe, we recognize that a bus accident can be devastating and scary. If you are involved in an accident, you may need a San Mateo bus accident attorney. Allegiance Law understands the dynamics of these types of crashes and is ready to assist you, whether you were a passenger or in another vehicle involved.
In the world of modern transportation, many people tend to forget just how prevalent buses still are in our daily lives. Consider the following types of buses:
You see these vehicles on a daily basis. They usually transport passengers completely safely, getting to and from their destinations with no problems. As crowded as this area is, from businesses, conferences, airports, and residential areas, buses are essential to everyday life.
An accident involving a bus can be traumatic, and not just for the passengers on board. Because of their size, a bus can cause severe injuries to drivers of other vehicles involved, as well as to pedestrians nearby.
While some accidents are unavoidable, many are caused by negligence. Often, a bus driver was distracted while driving, looking down at their phones to read or send a text. Sometimes, a driver falls asleep at the wheel.
Distracted bus drivers can cause a mass casualty incident.
You will have many questions in the aftermath of an accident. If you are injured and have to be hospitalized, medical bills can pile up quickly. You may not be able to work right away. This can affect the livelihood of your entire family.
Will your insurance cover your medical bills? What about your other bills?
Who do you need to contact about a driver’s negligence?
These are all questions that are difficult to answer, especially if another party is to blame. A bus or insurance company will not want to admit wrongdoing if it means they will have to pay out large settlements.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a bus accident, Allegiance Law is ready to help. Our bus accident attorneys in San Mateo will help you through every aspect of your case, whether you were a passenger, the driver of another vehicle, or a pedestrian affected by the crash. After an accident, you may hear from the bus company or an insurance company, but you shouldn’t talk to them until you know all of your rights, as they may try to deny you any compensation.