Los Angeles is a prime tourist destination for those who loves movies and Hollywood. There are many things to do to capture a glimpse at the glamorous lives of stars, including celebrity bus tours. Buses drive around Hollywood neighborhoods while tour guides point out notable homes belonging to past and present stars, creating a fun and light experience.
However, buses can get into accidents like any other vehicle. Just last summer, a celebrity tour van carrying 11 passengers was struck by another vehicle from behind, pushing the van into another car. Nearly a dozen people were injured, and the driver of the tour van was arrested for driving under the influence.
What to Do After a Bus Accident
If you’ve been involved in a bus accident, there are a number of steps you should take if you want to make a personal injury claim. The first priority is your well-being – if you’ve been injured, seek medical attention immediately, and document your injuries by taking photos and saving doctor’s notes. Injuries resulting from bus accidents can be minor and include bruises, whiplash, and sprains or fractures, as well as serious, including brain and head trauma, spinal cord injuries and paralysis, and sometimes, death.
When present at the scene of the accident, document the witness accounts, take photos of the bus and property damage, and take the police report. All evidence can be used by a team of experienced personal injury lawyers to determine liability and prevent those responsible from getting away.
Lawyers Who Can Stand by Your Side
Bus accidents can produce serious injuries that take time to recuperate from, but they can also cause lifelong trauma that never goes away. During this dark time, our lawyers at Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP want to help you as best as we can. With accolades including a 10/10 rating by AVVO and an A+ by the Better Business Bureau, we can be trusted to provide exceptional service as we fight to recover your damages. We’ve helped thousands of vulnerable individuals heal from their injuries and look forward to helping more as we continue our legacy of high-quality advocacy.
Call Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP at (800) 462-7160, or contact us onlineif you’ve been injured in a bus accident. Bus accidents are known to produce catastrophic injuries in mass due to their size and number of passengers. Don’t wait to seek strong legal representation that can fight for your right to compensation.