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San Diego Tour Bus Accident Lawyers

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on April 20, 2011 - Comments off

San Diego is a very popular tourist spot. Our beautiful neighborhoods, beaches, zoos, and amusement parks attract visitors from all over California, the United States, and the world. To accommodate these tourists and to show off our great city, several tour bus companies operate tours on buses and trolleys mostly through Downtown San Diego and along the waterfront near Seaport Village.
But what happens when you get into a car accident while on a tour bus? What happens if a tour bus company is operating a dangerous vehicle or not providing enough safety measures to protect its’ passengers? What happens if the tour bus company is not looking out for bicyclists or pedestrians and causes a collision?
When these accidents happen, the injured victims and family members should consult with a tour bus accident attorney in San Diego familiar. The lawyers at the Jurewitz Law Group are experienced tour bus accident attorneys. When people visit San Diego and are injured while on a tour bus, we know exactly how to handle the claim. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to a tour bus accident in San Diego, please visit our website at the link above or call 888-233-5020 for more information and to learn how our office can help.

 

Driver Suffers Injuries in El Cerrito Bus Accident

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on April 15, 2011 - Comments off

An unidentified pickup driver suffered serious injuries in an El Cerrito bus accident that occurred on April 13, 2011, around 6:32 p.m. on Cajalco Road just west of La Sierra Avenue, in Riverside County. According to the responding California Highway Patrol Officers, a pickup truck driver crashed his vehicle into a school bus carrying 32 students due to unknown reasons.
The injured pickup driver was immediately transported to Corona Regional Medical Center for medical treatment. The California Highway Patrol now must determine what made the pickup driver crash his truck into the school bus. It does not seem that a defective road design or vehicle malfunction caused this accident. From the facts presented, it appears that the truck driver was either inattentive and driving negligently or ran a red light and violated the bus’s right of way.
The injured victims should consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Riverside County to determine their legal rights and to obtain timely compensation to provide for treatment and hospitalization costs, loss of earnings, and pain and suffering damages.
We sincerely hope that the injuries suffered by the victim heal soon.

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San Diego Bus Accident Lawyers

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on February 7, 2011 - Comments off

With the increased cost of gas, millions of people decide to ride the bus everyday. It is a cheap and efficient way to get to and from work or school. Many people fail to realize that a bus can get into accidents on the road. People suffer from injuries they get from riding on a bus more often than you think.
We at the Jurewitz Law Group are experienced San Diego bus accident attorneys. We know the proper steps to ensure you get the compensation you need after your accident. For more information about bus accidents and how we can help, please click on the link above or call our office at 888-233-5020 for a free consultation.

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Elderly Motorist Injured In Lake Elsinore Bus Accident

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on December 4, 2010 - Comments off

Margaret Birch, 75, suffered serious injuries in a serious Lake Elsinore car accident that occurred on November 29, 2010, around 3:00 p.m. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Ron Thatcher, Birch pulled her minivan in front of a school bus when the collision occurred. The impact of the car crash was so strong that Birch’s car was pinned under the school bus.
Fortunately, all the 51 school students who were traveling in the bus escaped unhurt. Birch was immediately transported to Inland Valley Regional Medical Center in Wildomar to receive treatment for her leg injuries.
This accident is a good illustration of one of the main rules of the road: always watch out for traffic before entering an intersection or roadway. If you do not look for cross-traffic, you can possibly violate another motorist’s right of way and cause an accident. Even worse, that motorist may be driving a larger vehicle—such as a school bus—placing you and your passengers in danger of serious injury or even death.
We sincerely hope and pray that Birch did not suffer any life threatening injuries in this bus accident.

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Big Rig & Bus Crash Closes Highway 12 In Sacramento County

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on October 13, 2010 - Comments off

A big rig versus bus accident closed Highway 12 on October 11, 2010, afternoon in Sacramento County. According to the California Highway Patrol, this fatal Sacramento interstate trucking accident involved two other vehicles: a bus and a Chevy Blazer SUV. Stockton CHP spokesman Angel Arceo said that this three vehicle accident occurred on State Route 12 just east of the Sacramento-San Joaquin County line and south of Isleton, approximately 400 miles from San Diego.
Arceo said that the big rig truck and tractor trailer was traveling westbound when it encountered traffic, tried to slow down, and jackknifed. A transit bus carrying no passengers heading eastbound slammed into the big rig. The female drivers driving big rig and the transit bus suffered critical injuries and were transported to a nearby hospitals for treatment. The big rig truck driver was taken to John Muir hospital in the Bay Area, while the bus driver was transported to the UC Davis Medical Center.
The SUV involved in this truck accident, went down an embankment off the road, but fortunately no one suffered major injuries. This Sacramento truck accident forced closure of Highway 12 in both directions. The roadway reopened after 7:45 p.m.
This news report offers very few details about what caused this three vehicle crash. There are several unanswered questions here. Who caused the accident? Who was at fault? Did alcohol or drugs play a part? Was one of the drivers fatigued at the time of the crash? Was speed or distraction a factor? Was there an auto defect or mechanical malfunction that caused the driver to lose control?
Victims of negligent drivers often face considerable monetary adversities in addition to their physical injuries. In such cases like this one, the truck accident victims can seek compensation to cover medical expenses, loss of wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and other related damages.
It would be in the best interest of the injured victims to seek assistance from a truck accident attorney in Sacramento County.
We sincerely hope and pray that none of the injured victims sustain any life threatening injuries.

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San Diego County Bus Crash Injures 11 Children

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on May 19, 2010 - Comments off

A school bus accident on the Campo Indian reservation has left eleven children hurt, according to San Diego County’s authorities. State Fire Department spokesperson Mike Mohler said that the bus struck a light pole at approximately 8 a.m. causing the bus to crash. Mohler said that all the eleven children were immediately taken to a local hospital and ten out of them have been released after treating their moderate injuries.
According to the California Highway Patrol, this bus accident occurred in the parking lot of the reservation’s Golden Acorn casino. The reservation is located about forty miles south-east of Downtown San Diego.
Our office wishes for all the injured children to reach a full recovery. It is hard to imagine that the bus driver failed to pay such attention to his job that the bus struck a light pole. One would think that a driver charged with the safety of kids would be more careful while operating a vehicle.

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San Diego Bus Accident Injures Nine People

By San Diego Injury Lawyer on March 29, 2010 - Comments off

Nine people were injured in a San Diego bus accident that occurred between a Metropolitan Transit System and a Mitsubishi Eclipse in the City Heights area of San Diego on March 24, 2010 around 3:40 p.m.
The car driver was apparently drunk and ran a red light at the University Avenue intersection with 37th Street. He then collided into the bus that was eastbound on the 37th Street. The car rammed into the bus just behind its front wheels which made the Eclipse spin. The drunk driver fled from the scene on foot. The collision caused back and neck pains to nine of the forty passengers.
Our office hopes for the young driver of the Eclipse is caught as soon as possible and prosecuted. He should be charged for such reckless behavior and for felony drunk driving causing injury. Driving while intoxicated is inexcusable, particularly when it causes serious injury.

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