California Greyhound Bus Accident Attorneys
Our experienced and resourceful legal team is proud of our exceptional track record when it comes to helping those who have been injured in serious vehicle and other traumatic accidents. We provide first-class compassionate representation to individuals and families who have suffered harm in bus accidents, including Greyhound bus accidents.
Please contact our Los Angeles bus accident attorneys to discover how we can help you through this difficult time and obtain the compensation you deserve. You may also call us at 714-881-2573 or toll free at (866) 434-1424.
The Greyhound Bus Company's leaping dog logo is one of the most recognizable brand images in the country. This is no wonder, since the Greyhound bus company has been in operation since 1914 and is the largest provider of intercity bus transport in the United States. Greyhound serves over 3,700 destinations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico and makes over 13,000 daily departures in North America. In fact, over 25 million people use the Greyhound bus service every year.
Greyhound partners with Amtrak and independent bus lines throughout the country to provide even greater service. Greyhound buses can be seen throughout the Southern California region. In fact, the Los Angeles Greyhound terminal is the third-busiest terminal in the United States, after New York City and Philadelphia.
Recent Greyhound Bus Accidents
While there are certainly some benefits to using the Greyhound bus system, this bus operator is not without a track record of accidents. In 2010 alone, Greyhound buses were involved in at least five major accidents or incidents in the United States. In March 2010, a Greyhound accident occurred in Texas, when a drive shaft fell off the bus, causing it to overturn, killing two people and injuring 40. In May and again in June 2010, Greyhound bus service was interrupted due to reports of suspicious devices (such as bombs or other explosives) onboard. In August 2010, passengers on a Greyhound bus barely made it out alive after the bus caught on fire.
Perhaps the most notable recent Greyhound bus accident occurred in Southern California in July 2010. This bus, en route from Los Angeles to Sacramento, hit an overturned SUV and slammed into a tree, killing the bus driver, two passengers, and all three SUV passengers, and injuring another 33 people. This Fresno Greyhound bus accident was tragic enough, but later investigations revealed that Greyhound was possibly attempting to conceal information about the nature of this bus accident.
Greyhound Foul Play
A local news team discovered in December 2010 that the Greyhound bus company was conducting private investigations of this accident. In the course of investigations immediately following the accident, the company officials took crucial evidence — the driver's cell phone — from the scene without alerting CHP officials.
This Greyhound bus accident story is a testament to how important it is to have a qualified and experienced California Greyhound accident lawyer on your side after a Greyhound bus or other bus accident. When you have been in an accident involving a big company such as Greyhound, you need a team with the sufficient resources to investigate your case and fight for your right to recover from your losses and suffering.
Contact a Los Angeles Bus Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been involved in a Greyhound bus accident, please call our experienced bus accident attorneys today. We can be reached locally at 714-881-2573 or toll free at (866) 434-1424. You can also contact our Santa Ana personal injury law firm online. We can evaluate your case free of charge to determine the best way to protect your rights and help you recover the compensation you deserve.