Crash with Bus and Other Vehicles
Sadly at least one person has passed away in a crash on a Monday afternoon. According to the San Bernardino County Fire Reports, The crash involved a bus and at least two other vehicles. It took place on Highway 58 near Kramer Junction.
According to the Twitter posts from the fire department, the crash was reported around 12:30 p.m. There were at least nine ambulances at the scene and eight helicopters. There were nearly two dozen people injured in the incident.
Six people were seriously injure and there were 15 more people who had minor injuries. Officials also reported that one person died.
The Fire Officials, say that the crash happened on Highway 58, just two miles east of Highway 395. The highway had to be closed down in both directions.
California Highway Patrol Officer, Brian Benson, said that it was unclear what actually caused the crash. He explained that the bus held around thirty people. Benson declined to release the name of the bus company. He did say that there was no crazy weather that day at the time of the crash.
Eric Sherwin who is a San Bernardino County Fire Spokesman, said that some of the victims of the crash had to be cut out of their vehicles.
Example of Another Bus Crash
One weekend a man was arrested for his connection with an Echo Park Shooting that left a Metro Bus driver with a graze wound. According to the authorities, the man who was arrested was in his twenties.
The incident was reported in the late afternoon, around two,fifty in the evening. According to Sheriff’s Lt. Lester Trull, The incident happened near the intersection of North Coronado Street and Bellevue Avenue. Trull also said that the driver was struck by a gunshot that also shattered the vehicle’s front window. The suspect had been taken into custody not far from the scene, according to the report it was around two blocks away from the scene.
The scene, where he stood in the street and opened fire. His name has not been released according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Transit Services Bureau.
The driver was transported to a local hospital to be treated for his injury. Luckily, it was not life threatening, according to the Lieutenant.
There were an unknown amount of people on the southbound Metro Line 603 bus at the time of the shooting/incident. Luckily, none of the passengers were injured, according to the local Sheriff’s Department.
The investigators are also examining another vehicle that was shot at.
Daniel Gibalevich – Bus Accident Attorney Los Angeles
If you or someone you love is the victim of a bus-related accident, you may be entitled to legal recourse to recover compensation for health or financial damages. Due to lessened safety measures compared to other motor vehicles, it is not uncommon for injuries sustained during significant bus-related accidents to be extreme. Life after a serious accident can be physically and emotionally challenging and navigating the legal process to obtain compensation can be frustrating.
Understanding the Process
The window of time available to take legal action following a bus-related accident is minimal, especially with the convoluted process of filing claims against government and commercially owned bus lines. It essential that your personal injury attorney is experienced with the filing process specific to bus-related accidents within the state of California.
Whether you are the victim of a bus-related accident resulting from negligence on the part of the bus operator or a driver of another motor vehicle, product or manufacturer liability, malicious intent or wrongful death you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and damages. In developing a bus-related personal injury lawsuit, it is important to clearly determine liable participants and the exact cause of the accident.
Common Bus-Related Injuries
Although generally one of the safest transportation options, riders of public transit buses, private bus lines and school buses are occasionally the victims of bus-related accidents with injuries that may include:
- Broken Bones
- Lacerations, Contusions and Abrasions
- Bone Dislocation
- Cosmetic Disfigurement
- Neck and Spinal Injuries
- Traumatic Head Injuries
Recovering Compensation for a Bus Related Accident
In situations where Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance does not sufficiently cover damages, you may be entitled to full or partial compensation beyond your coverage limitations. At the DAG Law Firm, our expert personal injury attorneys will support you in bringing appropriate legal action against an insurance agency or defendant. Whether you are dealing with an uncooperative commercial or government-owned bus company or an insurance company seeking to limit your total payout for damages, we are committed to obtaining maximum compensation on your behalf. It is important to fully understant your legal situation and our attorneys will guide you in determining whether your bus-related accident is the result of negligence, manufacturer liability, wrongful death or malicious intent. As a victim of a bus-related accident, you may have legal recourse to recover compensation for the following:
- Payment for current and ongoing medical expenses
- Payment for emotional and psychological distress
- Payment for loss of wages and income earning ability
- Payment for pain and suffering
Speak to an Attorney about a Bus Related Accident
Daniel A. Gibalevich
DAG Law Firm