As a general rule, don't expect bus accidents to happen when riding the LA Metro or any other bus. However, each year hundreds of victims are hospitalized as a result of bus accidents.
The City of Los Angeles or private bus companies may be held liable for compensating victims after a bus-related accident. If you've recently been in a bus accident in LA,
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How much compensation can I get for a bus accident?
We understand that no amount of compensation is sufficient to cover serious or life-threatening injuries from a bus accident. However, if an accident could have been prevented, filing a lawsuit and seeking compensation may hold the negligent party accountable. We believe that some degree of justice will be served to you and your family after this traumatic event. A lawsuit may also push for institutional-level safety changes for a safer transportation culture in your city, such as LA County reassessing bus and driver safety.
Our attorneys have also seen firsthand how an impartial settlement or judgment can quickly improve a family's overall ability to recover after a fatal accident. Receiving reasonable compensation may pay for medical needs in the distant future. If you get into an accident with the bus directly without being on the bus, you can claim the cost of repairing the vehicle. Other compensatory losses in a bus accident case may include lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, consortium losses, wrongful death damages, and punitive damages.
There is no such thing as an average bus accident settlement in California. The value of each case is carefully determined based on unique factors such as the severity of the victim's injuries. You can usually expect a higher value case if you've been diagnosed with fatal injuries or if a loved one died in a bus accident in LA. However, how much a bus accident case is worth should be discussed with an attorney before accepting an insurance settlement.