San Jose Bus Accident Lawyers

Buses are common in San Jose – both public and private – and are travelled by residents and tourists. With Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) reporting an increased ridership since 2022, there is a rising number of riders on San Jose buses which comes with a higher risk of bus accident injuries in San Jose. 

Whether you’ve been injured as a passenger riding on the bus, or struck by a bus, our team of San Jose bus accident attorneys can help you. After a bus accident, you should prioritize recovery while hiring The Barnes Firm to handle the complex legal process of filing an accident claim on your behalf.  

Call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation and find out what your case is worth – you might be surprised. From the initial phone call, through the final settlement, our attorneys will work hard for you every step of the way. 

Do I Need a Lawyer After a Bus Accident?

After a bus accident, your primary focus should be on recovery. However, an insurance company may be quick to contact you and offer a settlement that may be far less than what you need to cover medical expenses or lost wages, and what you deserve. Before taking on the insurance company alone, call The Barnes Firm to discover the true value of your case. When you hire The Barnes Firm, you get a team of attorneys that will: 

  • Provide FREE consultation and answers to any questions you may have regarding your case. 
  • Review your case for free, answer any questions you may have, and advise you on your legal options. 
  • Investigate your accident and the circumstances leading up to it to determine fault. 
  • Negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf so you can focus on recovering from your injuries. 
  • Prepare, and take your case to trial, if necessary. 

At The Barnes Firm, we understand the severe physical and emotional damage that bus accidents can cause. Negligent parties who inflict this damage deserve to be held liable for their actions. Our San Jose bus accident lawyers will work alongside you in taking legal action and helping you get the best result possible. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE consultation.

What Causes San Jose Bus Accidents?

Bus accidents can occur for various reasons. Amongst the most common causes are: 

  • Distracted driving 
  • Speeding 
  • Fatigue 
  • Inexperienced Driving 
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI) 
  • Other motorists 
  • Bus maintenance issues 

Regardless of what caused the bus accident or the factors that lead up to the bus accident that you were in, our team of San Jose bus accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm are here for you. If you were a pedestrian, operating your own motor vehicle, or a passenger on the bus, our team will thoroughly review your case and help you navigate the legal process. Call today at (800) 800-0000 and speak to an attorney to get answers to your questions. 

Types of Bus Accident Cases We Handle

A variety of buses can be seen travelling through the streets of San Jose. The most common bus-types in San Jose include public, private, and charter. When a bus accident occurs, the type of bus involved in the accident usually determines who is financially responsible. At The Barnes Firm, our bus accident lawyers have experience successfully handling cases involving the following types of buses: 

  • Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)
  • Public buses
  • School buses
  • Airport shuttle buses 
  • Charter tour buses 
  • Greyhound buses 
  • Metro buses 
  • Private buses 

The Barnes Firm is committed to helping you every step of the way. Our attorneys have decades of combined experience successfully handling bus accident cases throughout San Jose and the state of California.

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Common Injuries Resulting from San Jose Bus Accidents

Even if you don’t feel injured after the crash, it’s important to receive immediate medical attention. Some injuries or symptoms may not be immediately apparent, so undergoing a medical evaluation is crucial to preserving your own health and wellness. Some common injuries suffered by bus accident victims include: 

Remember, it’s important to receive medical attention following a bus accident. In addition to preserving your own health and safety, medical bills and records are crucial pieces of evidence in determining recoverable damages and compensation for your personal injury claim. If you or a loved one were injured in a bus accident, call The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000.

What To Do After Being Injured in a San Jose Bus Accident

If you’ve been injured in a San Jose bus accident, there are important steps to assure your safety and preserve your legal rights. If you were injured in a bus accident, it is advised you: 

  • Contact authorities to report the accident and request medical attention. 
  • Collect information from all parties involved in the crash, including the name and badge number of the bus operator, as well as the name of the bus company. 
  • Document picture and video evidence of the bus, your injuries, other vehicles, the roadway, and all traffic signage around the accident scene. 
  • Gather witness statements from other passengers on the bus, as well as anyone that witnessed the accident. 
  • Seek immediate medical attention to have your injuries properly evaluated, diagnosed, and treated. 
  • Contact a trusted San Jose bus accident attorney at The Barnes Firm to discover the true value of your case. 

Determining Liability in a San Jose Bus Accident

Determining liability in the aftermath of a bus accident can be a very complex process. It’s important to analyze the circumstances of the accident, as well as the roles of all parties involved. At The Barnes Firm, our San Jose bus accident lawyers will thoroughly investigate every detail of your accident to determine the degree of responsibility of all parties involved. In our experience with bus accident cases, our attorneys have found that multiple parties can be held liable to various degrees. These parties can include: 

  • The bus operator 
  • Third-party drivers 
  • LA Metro 
  • Private bus companies 
  • Bus maintenance companies 
  • Bus manufacturers 
  • Government entities 
  • Schools 

The Barnes Firm Is Here to Help

Bus accidents can cause immense pain and suffering for victims involved and can often be traced back to someone’s negligence. If you or a loved one has been wrongfully injured in a bus accident, don’t hesitate to contact The Barnes Firm. Our experienced San Jose bus accident lawyers will work tirelessly to help you receive the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 and find out what your case is worth. 


Our team of experienced personal injury lawyers at The Barnes Firm proudly serve San Jose and surrounding areas: Alameda, Albany, Antioch, Belmont, Benicia, Berkeley, Brentwood, Burlingame, Campbell, Clayton, Concord, Cupertino, Daly City, Danville, Dixon, Dublin, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Fairfield, Foster City, Fremont, Gilroy, Half Moon Bay, Hayward, Hercules, Lafayette, Livermore, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Martinez, Menlo Park, Milpitas, Moraga, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Napa, Newark, Novato, Oakland, Oakley, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Petaluma, Piedmont, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Redwood City, Richmond, Rohnert Park, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Francisco, San Leandro, San Mateo, San Pablo, San Rafael, San Ramon, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, Sunnyvale, Union City, Vacaville, Vallejo, Walnut Creek, and more… 

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555 12th Street
Suite #1470
Oakland, CA 94607

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“I had a great experience with this firm. I was represented by Landon Vivian who was always professional, knowledgeable and most importantly, informative. I always knew where things stood and he and/or his assistant were responsive to the few calls or emails I had. Thanks, Landon, for great representation and getting the results that you did!”

Latrice K.

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“Ali Vazirinejad is one of the attorneys at The Barnes Firm in Oakland, CA. To say that he is JUST one of the attorneys at the Barnes firm is the understatement of the year. He has been the most helpful and efficient resource/friend I have ever come across. I called the phone number for The Barnes firm when I was hit by a car 6 months ago, and he promised me 2 things: I was going to be okay, and that he would get me a financial settlement that would last me for at least one year. I am writing today to not only acknowledge what he has done for me, but how he helped me through it. I will always be indebted to you for what you’ve done for me and how you treated me during this time. You came to my house when I was not able to come to your office after my accident and I will always be grateful for this. I will never be able to give enough credit to The Barnes Firm for how much they have helped me out in my most extreme time of despair. Ali is the man, and he will take care of you if you’ve ever been in an accident, so please make sure to call their number.”

Sammy E.

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“If I could leave 100 stars for The Barnes Firm and Attorney Landon Vivian I would. I was really hesitant to contact a lawyer about my case. I wondered if I should just go through insurance and avoid what I thought would be a frustrating and overwhelming process… I’ve recommended so many people to Landon Vivian and The Barnes Firm since, which I think speaks for itself! “

Sara B.