Orange County Bus Accidents
Experienced Orange County OCTA Bus Accident Lawyers
The Orange County Transportation Authority (“OCTA”), and its predecessor the Orange County Transportation District (“OCTD”) is in charge of operating the public buses in Orange County and its cities. The Orange County Transportation District was formed in 1972 originally to operate buses in Santa Ana. The OCTD was ultimately merged into the Orange County Transportation Authority in 1991, combining numerous Orange County transportation agencies.
The Orange County Transportation Authority operates 77 bus lines, through Orange County as well some surrounding neighborhoods in Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, and Riverside County, including:
- Chino & Chino Hills
- Diamond Bar
- Hawaiian Gardens
- La Mirada
- Long Beach
The OCTA also has express routes that connect Orange County cities with Downtown Los Angeles, Pomona, Chino, and Riverside. In all, the Orange County Transportation Authority provides public bus service to more than 3 million residents in 34 cities and unincorporated areas in and around Orange County.
Hire an Experienced Orange County Bus Accident Attorney
Orange County Bus Accidents are more dangerous than other automobile accidents due to the size and weight of the Orange County buses. Cars and pedestrians hit by an Orange County Bus are more likely to suffer serious or even life-threatening injuries. Orange County Bus Passengers are equally at risk of serious injuries because they may get thrown around the passenger compartment of the bus.
When an OCTA Bus Accident occurs, there is almost always an on-scene investigation of the Orange County Bus Accident by the supervisors. However, it is important for the injured bus-riders to promptly hire a lawyer to conduct an independent investigation of the OCTA bus collision. Victims injured in an Orange County Bus accident need to understand that the investigators and even the police that respond to the Orange County Bus Accidents often work for the same government entity that operates the Orange County Transportation Authority buses.
Our Experienced Orange County Bus Accident Lawyers Understand the Complexities of an Orange County Bus Accident Claim
As common-carriers, Orange County OCTA has a special duty to ensure the safety of Orange County Bus passengers. Orange County Bus Accidents can be caused by numerous factors, including:
- Old Buses and Outdated Equipment
- OCTA Bus Driver Negligence
- Dangerous Roadway Design
- Dangerous Station Design
- Improper Maintenance
- Inadequate Bus Operator Training
- Bus Driver Inattention
- Inadequate Safety
Because the Orange County Transportation Authority is a government entity there are special requirements and procedures that need to be followed by claimants looking to bring a claim for injuries against the OCTA. As with most claims for injuries against public entities in California, an injury claim against the OCTA needs to be brought within six (6) months, with few exceptions. The skilled Orange County Bus Accident Attorneys at the B&D Law Group, APLC have successfully prosecuted claims against the OCTA and have a track record of success litigating bus accidents. Our firm has successfully gone up against bus operators in the past and is prepared to aggressively pursue your Orange County Bus claim too.
One of the early questions in an Orange County Bus Accident is determining who the responsible party is. Responsibility for the Orange County Bus Accident can lay with the OCTA for their bus driver’s negligence. Responsibility can also lay with the Orange County Transportation Authority’s maintenance crews and the vehicle manufacturer’s for improper maintenance and defective product design and manufacturing. Occasionally, the OCTA Buses are operated or maintained by third-parties under contract or other transportation providers, such as MV Transportation, who may also be liable for the Orange County Bus Accident.
Our Experienced Orange County Bus Accident Attorneys Can Get You The Maximum Compensation For Your Orange County Bus Crash Claim
Public Entities, like the Orange County Transportation Authority, employ armies of investigators, experts, and other professionals to protect their "bottom line." You need an advocate on your side that is a skilled negotiator, to ensure you get the maximum recovery for your Orange County Bus Accident case. An experienced California Bus Accident Lawyer at the B&D Law Group, APLC will fight to make sure you are adequately compensated for your Orange County Bus Accident Injuries.
If you have been involved in an Orange County Bus Accident or lost a loved one in a collision involving an OCTA Bus please contact the skilled California Bus Accident Attorneys at the B&D Law Group, APLC. Our experienced Orange County Accident Claim Lawyers have a wealth of experience helping victims of California Bus Accidents.