San Diego Bus Accident Lawyers

Busses are one of the most popular forms of transportation in San Diego, serving more than 5 million riders per month. With over 900 busses and trolley cars in its fleet, the Metropolitan Transit System’s (MTS) ridership only continues to grow throughout the city and surrounding areas of San Diego. Unfortunately, increased bus and trolley traffic in San Diego is directly related to increased accidents.

Bus accidents can impact both the occupants of the bus and the occupants of the vehicle struck by the bus, and sometimes innocent by-standers or pedestrians. Regardless of how you were injured, our team of San Diego bus accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm can help you get the best result possible. For a FREE case evaluation, or to have any questions regarding your bus accident answered, call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000.

Do I Need an Attorney After a Bus Accident?

If you or a loved one were injured in a bus accident, you should be focused on recovering from your injuries. Unfortunately, you will most likely be dealing with an insurance company. Before accepting an offer from insurance, you should speak with an experienced bus accident attorney at The Barnes Firm. With decades of combined experience, our San Diego bus accident lawyers are known for holding negligent parties responsible to help our clients get the best result possible. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.

Common Causes of Bus Accidents in San Diego

Driving a bus requires extreme care and precision from the bus driver. Often, a bus driver neglects this duty, and a bus accident occurs. Our team of San Diego bus accident lawyers have represented many clients injured in bus accidents. While handling these cases, we have found that the most common causes of bus accidents include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Unsafe turns
  • Driver inexperience
  • Poor vehicle maintenance
  • Failure to yield right of way
  • Speeding

If you or a loved one were injured in a bus accident, our attorneys are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have regarding the accident and advise you on next steps to take. Call (800) 800-0000 today to speak with an attorney specializing in bus accidents.

Common Types of Bus Accidents

There are a variety of buses that travel through San Diego every day transporting people to and from their destinations, including school buses, passenger buses, shuttle buses, and tourist buses. Several types of accidents can occur with these buses, including:

  • Collisions with other vehicles. This type of accident occurs when a bus collides with another vehicle, such as a car, SUV, or truck.
  • Single-vehicle accidents. These accidents can happen when the bus swerves off the road and strikes an object or rolls over.
  • Pedestrian accidents. These collisions occur when a bus strikes a pedestrian.
  • Cyclist accidents. These accidents occur when a bus collides with a bicyclist.
  • Rollover accidents. Rollover accidents occur when a bus flips onto its side or roof. These accidents can be particularly serious due to the size and weight of the bus.
  • Rear-end collisions. These accidents occur when a bus is hit from behind by another vehicle.

Regardless of the type of bus or the type of accident you were involved in, our experienced team of San Diego bus accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm can help. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation.

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Who Can Be Held Liable in a Bus Collision?

Depending on the circumstances of the accident, several parties may be held liable. Our team of San Diego bus accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm have handled many cases involving bus accidents and have found liability in a bus accident may be assigned to:

  • The bus driver. If the bus driver was negligent or reckless in operating the bus, they may be held liable for the accident.
  • The bus company. The bus company may be held liable if they failed to properly maintain the bus, or if they allowed an unqualified or untrained driver to operate the bus.
  • The manufacturer of the bus or its parts. If a defect in the bus or one of its parts contributed to the accident, the manufacturer may be held liable.
  • Other drivers. If another driver was involved in the accident and was at fault, they may be held liable.
  • Government agencies. If the accident was caused by poor road conditions or other issues that were the responsibility of a government agency, the agency may be held liable.

Determining liability in a bus crash can be complex and will depend upon the specific circumstances of the accident. An experienced San Diego bus accident attorney at The Barnes Firm can help determine who may be held liable and assist with pursuing a claim for damages.

Injuries From Bus Accidents

Bus accidents can cause a wide variety of injuries, depending on the severity of the accident and the circumstances involved. Some common injuries that can result from a bus accident include:

It is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible after a bus accident, even if you do not think you have been seriously injured. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent, and it’s important to get a thorough evaluation to ensure that you receive the necessary treatment. After seeking medical attention, call The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation.

What Damages Can I Recover in a Bus Accident?

If you have been involved in a bus accident and have sustained injuries or property damage as a result, you may be entitled to recover damages from the responsible party. Some common types of damages that our attorneys have recovered for clients injured in bus accidents include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Physical therapy
  • And more…

It is important to note that to recover damages, you will need to prove that the other party was at fault for the accident. This is often a complex process and it’s important to have an experienced bus accident attorney from The Barnes Firm on your side.

Speak With a Skilled Bus Accident Lawyer at The Barnes Firm Today

Victims of bus accidents have enough on their plate without having to worry about collecting evidence and trying to seek compensation. If you or a loved one were injured in a bus accident in San Diego or a surrounding area, The Barnes Firm is here to help you get the results you deserve.

Call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.


Our team of experienced bus accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm proudly serve San Diego and surrounding areas: Brawley, Calexico, Calipatria, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, El Cajon, El Centro, Encinitas, Escondido, Holtville, Imperial, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Oceanside, Poway, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach, Spring Valley, Westmorland, and more…

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“Very professional and competent. Easy process and always communicative. Very great experience. Would recommend highly for your best Interests . Allen Oghassabian was great helping me through whole process of accident proceedings. Thank you.”

Ronald P.

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“From the first phone call, to the last phone call, Richard Mackie was always upfront and very personal with me and my needs. He and Lauren are wonderful and would recommend them to my family and friends if they ever needed a lawyer for a injury. Thank you again to the both of you for all you did for me.”

Stephanie J.

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“The Barnes Firm, specifically, Jeff Bodily and his team, was so helpful in resolving my case. He was fair, patient, resourceful, and honest from the beginning. I would highly recommend him and his expertise. Thank you again for all your help!”

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