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Long Beach Bus Accident Lawyer

Hitting the Brakes on Bus Accident Injuries: Legal Help in Long Beach

Bus accidents can be terrifying events, leaving passengers vulnerable to serious injuries. If you’ve been injured in a bus accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you deserve fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Gaylord & Nantais, a dedicated personal injury law firm in Long Beach, California, is here to fight for you. We have a proven track record of securing maximum compensation for victims of bus accidents.

Gaylord & Nantais, a dedicated personal injury law firm in Long Beach, California, is here to fight for you. We have a proven track record of securing maximum compensation for victims of bus accidents.

Why Choose Gaylord & Nantais for Your Bus Accident Case?

Extensive Bus Accident Experience:

We understand the complexities of bus accident claims and the tactics insurance companies use to minimize your compensation.

No Upfront Fees:

We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we win your case.

Compassionate Representation:

We treat you with respect and empathy throughout the legal process, understanding the physical, emotional, and financial toll of your accident.

How We Can Help You:

  • Investigate the Accident: Our team meticulously gathers evidence, including police reports, witness statements, bus maintenance records, and video footage to build a strong case on your behalf.
  • Hold the Negligent Party Accountable: Whether it’s the bus driver, the bus company, a government agency, or another motorist, we fight to hold the responsible party accountable for your injuries.
  • Negotiate with Insurance Companies: We handle all communication with insurance companies, ensuring you receive a fair settlement offer. If necessary, we’re prepared to take your case to court.
  • Maximize Your Compensation: We fight for all the compensation you deserve, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any property damage.

Common Bus Accident Injuries

Bus accidents can cause a range of injuries, from minor bumps and bruises to life-threatening conditions. The severity of injuries depends on various factors, including the speed of the bus, the type of collision, and whether you were thrown from the vehicle. Here’s a closer look at some common bus accident injuries:
  • Whiplash: A neck injury caused by the sudden forceful back-and-forth movement of the head and neck. Symptoms may include neck pain, stiffness, headaches, and dizziness.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Strains, sprains, and contusions (bruises) to muscles, ligaments, and tendons are frequent after bus accidents due to sudden impacts or violent jerks.
  • Broken Bones: Fractures can occur anywhere in the body due to the impact of a bus accident. Collisions can cause broken arms, legs, ribs, and bones in the face.
  • Head Injuries: Concussions, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), and scalp lacerations can happen in bus accidents. Head injuries are a major concern, and seeking medical attention immediately is crucial.
  • Back Injuries: Spinal cord injuries, herniated discs, and back pain are common bus accident injuries. The force of a collision can compress the spine or damage spinal discs, leading to long-term pain and mobility issues.
  • Facial Injuries: Cuts, bruises, and broken bones in the face can occur from debris or impact with the bus interior. Facial injuries can also involve dental damage.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): The emotional trauma of a bus accident can lead to PTSD, causing anxiety, flashbacks, and nightmares.
    Additionally, bus accidents can cause internal injuries that may not present immediate symptoms. These include:
  • Internal bleeding: Bleeding within the body cavity can occur due to organ damage.

What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident

The aftermath of a motorcycle accident can be chaotic and stressful. Here are some important steps to take if you’ve been injured in a Long Beach motorcycle accident:
  1. Seek Medical Attention: This is the top priority. Even if you feel okay initially, adrenaline can mask injuries. Get checked out by a doctor to identify any potential issues and ensure proper documentation of your injuries for legal purposes.
  2. Secure the Scene (if possible): If you can safely do so, turn on your hazard lights and call 911 to report the accident. This will initiate a police response and create an official accident report.
  3. Gather Information (if possible): If you’re able, exchange contact details with other passengers involved in the accident, including names, phone numbers, and witness statements if they’re willing to provide them.
    Take pictures of the accident scene, your injuries (if visible), and any damage to the bus or surrounding vehicles. This visual documentation can be valuable evidence later.
  4. Don’t Discuss Fault: Avoid admitting fault or discussing the accident details with anyone except the police and medical professionals. You might not be aware of all the contributing factors, and any statements can be misconstrued by insurance companies.
  5. Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer: An experienced personal injury lawyer at Gaylord & Nantais can advise you on your legal rights, handle communication with insurance companies, and fight for the compensation you deserve. Don’t speak to the bus company’s insurance provider before consulting an attorney.

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Bus accidents can have a lasting impact on your life. Don’t face the legal battle alone. Contact Gaylord & Nantais today for a free consultation. We’ll review your case and discuss your legal options. Let us fight for the justice and compensation you deserve after a bus accident.

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Long Beach Bus Accident FAQs

Seek immediate medical attention, even if you feel okay initially. Then, contact the police to report the accident. If possible, take pictures of the scene, your injuries, and any damage. Don’t speak to the bus company or insurance companies before consulting an attorney.
Determining fault in a bus accident can be complex. Our experienced lawyers will investigate the accident thoroughly to identify the responsible party. This may involve the bus driver, the bus company, a government agency responsible for road maintenance, or another motorist.
The amount of compensation varies depending on the severity of your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and other factors. Our lawyers will meticulously assess your case to determine the maximum compensation you deserve.
The length of your case depends on the specific circumstances. Our goal is to resolve your case as quickly and efficiently as possible. However, some cases involving complex liability issues may require litigation, which can take longer. We will keep you informed throughout the entire process.
Bus companies are required to carry liability insurance. However, in rare cases, there may be insufficient coverage. We will explore all options to recover compensation, including your own underinsured motorist coverage or filing a lawsuit against the bus company.

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Ouattara Afou
Ouattara Afou
2023-03-06
Mr. Nantais was very helpful and professional when I interacted with him regarding a work injury case. I highly recommend him as he operates the case with integrity and a spirit of good faith.
Tèt Sere
Tèt Sere
2023-03-05
I wanted to take the time and thank Mr. Thomas for handling my workers' compensation case. He always communicated with me and always kept me in the loop on what was going on with my case. Even during the pandemic, he made me feel like my case was important. Thank you, Mr. Thomas, for your time and your hard work.
Enys Dorismond
Enys Dorismond
2023-03-05
The workers' compensation system sucks, but choosing a workers' compensation lawyer with experience and communication skills is key. I got lucky to find Mr. Nantais, who went out of his way to calm me down and my temper. Thanks, Mr. Nantais, you are my guy.
Dacko Rebeka
Dacko Rebeka
2023-03-05
I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Thomas on a claim and was very pleased with the outcome. He was very thorough in explaining everything needed to get the best chance at the desired results. Mr. Thomas showed a tremendous amount of dedication in making sure he provided a great client experience. He didn’t talk over my head, and he was patient with my questions. Mr. Thomas is super in touch and highly relatable to the everyday working American. He was a perfect fit for me and my family. We were pleased with the outcome on our injury case.
freo arestil
freo arestil
2023-03-04
Mr. Thomas and the team are a really fantastic team. They helped me when all other places turned me down. I recommended them to a co-worker of mine, and they are now helping her. I know that if I have any problems at work, I will definitely call them again.
Elve Edline
Elve Edline
2023-03-04
I'm writing this review to express my gratitude to Mr. Gaylord for doing a superb job and handling my workers' compensation case. So much happened in the process of the last couple of years settling my case I really don't have the energy to type out the entire scenario. Still, I can promise you that Mr. Gaylord is the best workers' compensation lawyer.
Patrick Fils
Patrick Fils
2023-03-04
I'm so glad I have Mr. Gaylord as my attorney. I have been protected from the start. He fixes any and everything that comes up. Mr. Gaylord is the best, and I strongly suggest you hire him.
Joseph Jn Raymond
Joseph Jn Raymond
2023-03-03
I hurt my right knee at the work site, my employer doesn't support me, and workers' compensation isn't accepted. Thanks to Mr. Thomas for all the help provided to me to resolve the case.
Kervenson Saint Juste
Kervenson Saint Juste
2023-03-03
Mr. Nantais has the ability to see through an issue and determine the proper steps to resolve it. I appreciate the detail and effort that was taken into account. Thank you for all the help and support. Keep up the great work, Mr. Nantais.
Kenel ernest
Kenel ernest
2023-03-03
I was lucky enough to have Mr. Nantais as my lawyer. I had spoken to several other workers' compensation lawyers before meeting with Mr. Nantais. Unlike the other lawyers, I found Mr. Nantais very easy to talk with right from the start. He understood what had happened to me with my work situation and showed compassion for my plight. What really impressed me was how well Mr. Nantais represented me when dealing with the opposing counsel. He did an excellent job advocating for my needs, and I was very happy with the case's outcome.
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