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Bus Accident Lawyer in Whittier

Do You Know What You Should Do After A Bus Accident In Whittier?

Do you know what you should do after a bus accident in Whittier? The normal rules to the aftermath of a car wreck do not apply as much to something like a bus accident, just given the sheer size and scope of the situation.

Of course your first priority will be to see to your own health and everyone around you that you know, but you can’t realistically expect to check up on everyone on the bus, if it is full of passengers. Also, evacuation of the vehicle might be necessary. Fuel leaks could be very dangerous things and fire hazards, and even a slightly overturned bus can mean things like falling luggage or the lavatory spilling out and making people sick.

While traffic might naturally know how to route around a two-car accident and a moment or two might be taken before calling 911, a bus accident needs to be reported immediately. Police need to get to the scene immediately to route traffic themselves, lest it back up for miles and create problems for hours. A big wreck can practically shut down a community for half a day or more, which can actually impact a local economy seriously.

On top of this, they need to keep roads clear so that emergency vehicles can get in. Someone has to carry healthy passengers away from the scene, which the bus won’t be doing, and multiple ambulances and fire trucks are likely to come in, even as a precaution. When emergency dispatch hear about a bus accident, they do not always wait to find out how many passengers or injuries there are before sending multiple vehicles.

In the end, someone also has to possibly tow the whole bus out of there. Hopefully by then you are healthy and back on your journey through alternate transportation, if not home already.

Contact A Bus Accident Lawyer in Whittier

Consult a skilled and dedicated personal injury lawyer with the Law Offices of Christopher Montes de Oca. Get a free consultation today by calling us at 562-901-4664 or by contacting us online.

Law Offices of Christopher Montes de Oca represents victims in cases involving car accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, and uber accidents. Serves clients in throughout Los Angeles, including Alhambra, Maywood, Echo Park, Glendale, Long Beach, Whittier, Hacienda Heights, La Mirada and Pico Rivera.

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Chris is proud and humbled to be named as one of the top personal injury lawyers in Los Angeles for four straight years. Among those honors, Chris is recognized as a Super Lawyer. Each year, no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state receive this award. Chris was recently recognized as a “National Trial Lawyer Top 100”. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile.

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  • Won $12.3 Million Jury Verdict in a Car Accident Case
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