Bus Accidents

Pasadena Bus Accident Attorneys

Our Personal Injury Lawyers Can Protect Your Rights

At Tedford & Associates, our Pasadena bus accident injury attorneys have been pursuing maximum compensation in cases of bus driver negligence since 1994. In 2010, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported 1,118 bus crashes and 23 bus accident deaths in California. The agency also found that across the country over a 10-year period from 2000 to 2010, 12 percent of all buses involved in fatal collisions were intercity buses.

School buses accounted for 40 percent, while transit buses accounted for 35 percent. At Tedford & Associates, we meticulously investigate the facts regarding all bus accident cases, whether they involve school buses, commuter buses, tour buses or private coaches. Working together with our team of accident specialists, including accident reconstructionists, safety engineers, and forensics experts, we can determine exactly how the accident occurred, knowing that bus companies and their insurance companies may work fast to eliminate evidence that could work against them.

Skilled Legal Support for Complex Accidents

Bus accident cases can be complex. Government entities may be involved in school bus incidents, for instance. Private bus companies may be national or international firms. At Tedford & Associates, we do whatever it takes to determine the identity of the at-fault parties to get you favorable results.

Attorney Tedford knows what it's like to suffer injuries because of someone else's negligence after being involved in a serious auto accident with an uninsured driver. We know how important it is to get sufficient compensation to cover expenses now and for the future.

Common Injuries Resulting from Bus Accidents

Even if symptoms don't seem severe at first, they may develop into more serious conditions. It is important to always seek medical treatment. If a loved one has died in a bus accident, we can bring a wrongful death suit against those who harmed you, including the bus driver and the bus company.

A bus accident lawyer can pursue compensation for wrongful death and a wide spectrum of injuries:

Even if symptoms don't seem severe at first, they may develop into more serious conditions. It is important to always seek medical treatment. If a loved one has died in a bus accident, we can bring a wrongful death suit against those who harmed you, including the bus driver and the bus company.

Call (626) 325-0142 to speak to a Pasadena bus accident lawyer from Tedford & Associates.

Common Causes of Bus Accidents

Like truck drivers, bus drivers are specially trained by their employers. Also like truck drivers, bus drivers are required to pass tests to obtain and maintain a commercial driver's license. They must also obey federal laws regarding the safe and proper handling of their vehicles and getting enough rest. Given the statistics, we know that these laws are sometimes ignored to the detriment of passengers, the driver, other vehicles and even pedestrians.

Collisions may result because of:

  • Unruly passengers, who can cause the bus driver to turn attention away from the steering wheel and the road.
  • Driver distraction caused by texting while driving, making phone calls, eating, drinking and using dashboard systems.
  • Driver impairment (driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.)
  • Driver fatigue, which may lead to falling asleep at the wheel, as a result of putting in long work hours without proper rest.
  • Faulty equipment, including brakes, tires and other vehicle parts.
  • Speeding and aggressive driving, which places everyone in peril.

We work with a network of industry professionals to determine who was at fault for your bus-related injuries, because we know that multiple parties may be involved.

Contact a Skilled Attorney for Support

Let an experienced Pasadena bus accident attorney advocate for your rights and your compensation. Tedford & Associates in Pasadena represents victims of bus accidents throughout Los Angeles County. For nearly 25 years, we have been helping injured clients obtain compensation for their past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You pay no upfront fees. For your convenience, we offer early morning, evening and weekend appointments in addition to appointments during standard business hours.

Call us at (626) 325-0142 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.

Our Victories

  • Motorcycle Crash $2,750,000.00
  • Disability Discrimination $1,000,000.00
  • Construction Accident: Crane Injuries $995,000.00
  • Insurance Bad Faith $900,000.00
  • Rear-end Auto Accident: Neck and Toe Injury 850,000.00
  • Dog Bite $340,000.00
  • I-5 Tunnel Crash: Truck Accident $300,000.00
  • Police Brutality: Use of Taser $225,000.00
  • Rear-end Auto Accident: Lumbar Injury $185,000.00
  • Dog Bite $184,000.00
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Reviews From Our Satisfied Clients

  • If I could give 10 stars, I would.

    “I'm extremely happy with the outcome of my settlement. I will be recommending them to anyone that is looking for a great attorney.”

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    “I highly recommend Tedford and Associates to all my family and friends! I felt they had my back and would take care of me. Everything went very smoothly and their advice along the way was really helpful.”

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  • He is very sharp and can handle complex litigation.

    “I recently had the opportunity to work with Ted Tedford, he is a fantastic litigator and I highly recommend hiring him!! I would absolutely recommend him to my friends and family!”

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  • He takes every case personally and fights for his clients with skill, passion and tireless effort.

    “He is able to take this knowledge and obtain some incredible results. If you can get Ted on your case, you have the best on your side.”

    - Bill A.
  • Having Tedford and Adrianos on my side felt like having genuine people who adhered to ethics and due diligence.

    “They offered me compassion while they fought for me and what is fair. Thank you so much. I will happily refer you to those in need.”

    - Tarika S.
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What Makes Us the Right Choice?

  • More Than 38 Years of Experience
  • No Fees Unless We Win
  • Spanish Speaking Legal Services
  • Free Case Consultations

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