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As a California public safety official, you vowed to serve and protect the citizens in your community. This means putting yourself in harm’s way to apprehend criminals, put out fires, and rescue injured accident victims. This makes you one of the unsung heroes in our country. Yet, what happens when you suffer an injury in a bus accident? Who will protect you and your family during this critical time? Who will be there to look out for your interests?

Public safety officials face different obstacles after a bus accident. In the blink of an eye, they may suddenly find that they are unable to return to work in their profession again. As such, they need a law firm on their side that can help them collect the compensation they need after a devastating bus accident.

For over 20 years, the bus accident lawyers at Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c. have represented injured police officers, firefighters, EMTs, first responders, and their families after tragic bus accidents. Bus accidents in Sacramento, San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County and throughout California are complex and require a law firm with the experience and resources needed to tackle these difficult cases.

For a free consultation with an California Public Safety Injury Attorney at Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c., call (949) 660-7762

Bus Accidents in California

Did you know that bus accidents occur at an alarming rate in California? This is due in part to the fact that California has many different types of buses on the roads at all times. In fact, some of the country’s worst bus accidents occurred right here in California.

For example, numerous buses operate in Orange County and Los Angeles, including:

  • Metro Buses
    • Metro Local (painted orange) – offers frequent stops along major city streets
    • Metro Rapid (painted red) – offers expedited travel on city streets
    • Metro Express (painted blue) – offers stop service along city’s freeways
    • Metro Silver – bus rapid transit connecting South Bay and the San Gabriel Valley to Downtown L.A.
    • Metro Orange Line – runs from North Hollywood to Warner Center in Woodland Hills
  • Dash – LADOT’s transit fleet serves 30 million passengers a year
  • Commuter Express – reliable bus service to Downtown
  • School buses
  • Airport buses

Numerous buses and trolleys operate in San Diego County, including:

  • UC San Diego Blue Line Trolley – runs from American Plaza to the San Ysidro border with multiple stops along the way
  • Sycuan Green Line Trolley– runs from 12th and Imperial to Santee
  • Orange Line Trolley – runs from Arnele Avenue in El Cajon to the Courthouse
  • Rapid City Buses – run various directions and routes throughout the day, including from Downtown San Diego to 30th and Adams, as well as to the airport
  • Bus Route 992 – takes you from the airport to the Santa Fe Depot in Downtown San Diego in just 10 to 15 minutes; from there you can connect with all major transit options, including 3 trolley lines, 3 Rapid bus lines, the COASTER, and Amtrak
  • COASTER – a commuter rail service operating in central and northern San Diego County
  • Rapid – a high-frequency limited stop bus that gets you to major attractions and destinations in San Diego quickly

Numerous buses and trolleys operate in Riverside County, including:

  • RTA City Buses – this fleet of 339 buses serves all parts of Riverside County, including Anaheim, Corona, Highgrove, and San Bernardino
  • RapidLink Gold Line – offers express service between Riverside and Corona

Numerous buses and trolleys operate in San Bernardino County, including:

  • OmniTrans buses – Omnitrans buses run through San Bernardino Valley and connect the cities in the community together
  • sbX Green Line – runs 15.7 miles along E Street Corridor from Cal State University San Bernardino to Loma Linda University

These buses can cause horrific accidents and injuries when bus drivers do not use caution. Even when they do drive carefully, the bus company may have acted negligently and failed to properly maintain its fleet. When this occurs, they can face liability for the accident and the injuries involved.

Did you know that common carriers are subject to special laws and regulations that may be different from other types of vehicles? As such, it is important to choose a law firm that understands California’s common carrier laws and their differences.

At Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c., our California bus accident attorneys understand the complexities of filing a third-party lawsuit against a bus company or against the government entity that is responsible for the fleet.

Bus Accident Lawyers You Can Trust

Our California bus accident lawyers begin by meeting with you to discuss your injuries, your work, and your accident. We want to get to know you, so we can determine how best to help you through this ordeal. Our main goal is to protect your rights to compensation, so you can put your life back together again after a serious bus accident.

While every attempt is made to settle your case out of court, we are passionate litigators and are not afraid to take your case to trial if it is in your best interest. We prepare all our cases as if we are going to trial, so you can rest easy knowing that we are ready to handle whatever the future may bring.

Did You Suffer an Injury in a Bus Accident?

At Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c., we understand the complexities of filing a personal injury lawsuit after suffering an injury in a bus accident. To learn more about your legal options, call our law firm at (949) 660-7762 or fill out our confidential contact form. We offer a free initial consultation, so you can explore the legal options that are available to you. We know that life is uncertain after suffering such devastating injuries and we are here to help. Our law firm is proud to offer legal assistance to California public safety officers, including firefighters, police officers, EMTs, first responders and their friends and families. Call us today!

The personal injury lawyers at Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c. are proud to serve public safety members and their families in Orange County, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties, as well as other counties across the state of California.