Pacoima Bus Accident: Two People Injured In Pacoima Semi-Truck Accident With Transit Bus on Glenoaks Boulevard near Branford Street
PACOIMA, CALIFORNIA (January 12, 2021) – At least two people were injured in a semi-truck accident involving a transit bus near the intersection of Glenoaks Boulevard and Branford Street.
Pacoima police officials are saying that the bus accident took place around 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims.
A small leak from the truck was contained at the scene. An ambulance took two of the victims to the hospital so that they could receive treatment.
An investigation into the cause of the Pacoima bus accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Pacoima Bus Accidents
Buses are considered “common carries” under the law and are held to a high standard in terms of safety. According to the Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions, “Common carriers must carry passengers [or property] safely. Common carriers must use the highest care and the vigilance of a very cautious person. They must do all that human care, vigilance, and foresight reasonably can do under the circumstances to avoid harm to passengers[or property].” Victims of bus accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Brain injuries
- Head trauma
- Broken bones
- Organ damage
Victims of bus accidents may not realize the full extend of their injuries until several weeks or months after a collision. The FMCSA requires buses that can carry 16 or more people to have at least $5,000,000 worth of liability insurance. Any person that is injured in a bus accident may be able to seek justice through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A bus accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Pacoima Bus Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims of this accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to investigators as they try to determine what went wrong. There needs to be some accountability for what happened for the sake of all of those who were injured.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any legal questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.