Bus Accidents

If you have been injured on a Bus, MTA (bus), Caltrans, BART (bus) or Muni Bus system or runover by a bus, MTA (bus), Caltrans, BART (bus) or Muni Bus, you have a very limited time to pursue legal action.  By representing wrongful death and seriously injured accident victims and their families injured on or due to being run over or into by public transportation, we have a wealth of experience and knowledge to obtain the outstanding results you deserve for your damages.  The Law Offices of Gary A Kessler has the proven track record.

Accidents involving buses are often severe and many times fatal (death).  Whether the bus collision involves a car, truck or pedestrian the damage sustained by the victim(s) is likely to result in death.  Did you know that a “bus driver” owes you the passenger the highest level of care, because he is a “common carrier” who is directly responsible for your safety.

California bus accidents result in serious permanent injuries and death.  We have represented hundreds of clients in the following types of bus-related injury cases:

  • Pedestrian
  • Other automobile versus the bus
  • Injuries due to tire blowout
  • Bus passenger injuries due to bus driver negligence
  • Negligent maintenance
  • Defective bus brakes
  • Poor visibility and poor weather conditions
  • Bus versus Tractor Trailer Rig collision (Big Truck)
  • Bus rollover accidents causing fatal injuries
  • Reckless driving
  • Ran a red light or stop sign
  • Bus driver was confused by temporary construction zones, losing control of the bus and causing a fatal crash

If you or a loved one is involved in a serious or fatal bus accident:

  • Insist that a report is filed by the Police Department, California Highway Patrol or Sheriff’s Department;
  • Obtain essential information (i.e., name, address, insurance information, vehicle license number and driver license number of any and all persons involved in the accident);
  • Photograph the scene as well as all visible injuries;
  • Shut up!  Talk to no one about the accident or your injuries other than your attorney or doctor, never to an insurance adjuster or insurance investigator.  Do not volunteer a statement to any insurance company;
  • Sign absolutely nothing without consulting a lawyer;
  • Seek medical attention immediately and keep a diary of your level of pain;
  • Keep all receipts for all medical expenses and/or funeral bills and wage loss records;
  • Contact the Law Offices of Gary A Kessler an experienced law firm immediately to protect your rights and preserve the evidence!

Demand accountability from those responsible for the bus accidents.  A bus driver is a “common carrier” who owes you the “highest duty of care!”  Many times the insurance companies for the bus companies (i.e., many times they are “self insured”) will play “hardball” if you try to settle the case yourself or you have employed a lawyer who does not have the litigation experience to handle such a complex bus case.  We at the Law Offices of Gary A Kessler have twenty years of litigation experience and know how to handle the insurance companies to your advantage.  Remember, cases against the governmental bus companies MTA (bus), Caltrans, BART (bus) or Muni Bus System have a very short time to file the proper government claim which must be filed first, way before the actual lawsuit is filed!  We are prepared to front all costs required for the necessary investigation and expert witnesses needed to prepare your case for trial as well as file all government claims.  Unfortunately, the reality is that most bus accident victims usually sustain serious/catastrophic injuries which many times results in death.  Over the past twenty-five years attorney Gary A Kessler has a proven successful track record demanding accountability from the responsible parties and obtaining outstanding results for his clients.

The laws regarding bus accident cases are complex and include many facets of the law.  It is vital to surviving family members to seek the advice of an experienced bus accident lawyer such as Gary A Kessler at the Law Offices of Gary A Kessler to protect your rights and those of your loved ones.

The California bus accident attorney Gary A Kessler and the Law Offices of Gary A Kessler are compassionate and fully understand that you are attempting to cope with serious injuries associated with a bus accident.  Such bus accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries or even death.  The Law Offices of Gary A Kessler carefully selects its wrongful death and bus accident cases so that we may give you (the client) the substantial personal attention necessary to obtain a successful result for your bus accident case.

The Law Offices of Gary A Kessler is prepared to front all costs required for a thorough investigation and top expert witnesses to prepare for the trial of your case.  As in all bus accident and serious personal injury cases, we advance all legal costs to prepare and present our client’s claim, and receive for our services only a percentage of what we recover for our attorney fees on their behalf.  Upon settlement our costs shall be reimbursed to us from the gross recovery.  If there is no recovery, no attorneys fees or costs are owed to our firm.  Contact the Law Offices of Gary A Kessler today so we can preserve the evidence and demand compensation and accountability from the responsible party.

If you have been seriously injured or a family member sustained fatal injuries involving a bus, you need to contact the Law Offices of Gary A Kessler or another experienced law firm immediately to protect your legal rights and preserve the evidence.  Claims for damages against a public entity or governmental entity are complex and they have “strict time limitations”.  So do not delay and contact the Law Offices of Gary A Kessler today!

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The Law Offices of Gary A. Kessler are licensed to practice in California, District of Columbia & Pennsylvania. Through local law firms with which we have associations, we are able to represent Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases across the United States. Our associations allow us to represent clients"pro hac vice", meaning "for this particular occasion". In order to effectively and efficiently represent the client in these cases, we will employ the local law firms (at no additional cost to our client) to make routine court appearances and proceedings where it is necessary to assist our clients case.