Bus Accident Lawyers in California

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Learn your next steps here and get the maximum compensation with our step-by-step walkthrough

Seek Medical Attention

Your well-being should be your top priority

Report the Accident to Authorities

Call 911 immediately and contact the local police or the California Highway Patrol (CHP)

Gather Information

Ensure to collect at least the driver’s name, address, and date of birth alongside their license number and state

Document the Scene

If you are not too injured, take good pictures of the scene and some videos if you can

Preserve Evidence

Carefully label and safe-keep any proof you’ve gathered to help your case

Notify your Insurance Company

Reach out to your agent and/or your insurance company immediately

Consult with a Bus Accident Attorney

Contact your lawyer as soon as possible

Every case is unique, so it’s important to consult with a legal professional who can provide specific guidance based on your situation. They can guide you through the legal process, help protect your rights, and pursue any potential compensation you may be entitled to for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering.

Operators are Legally Required to Keep You Safe

Buses, trains, and the Metrolink all have one thing in common: Their operators have a legal duty to keep you safe, and that makes it easier for us to win your case. If you have been injured while riding a bus, train, or the Metrolink, you should know that California law says these “common carriers” have to compensate you for your injuries.

Let our bus, train, and Metrolink accident lawyers explain how you can maximize the value of your injury case.If you have been injured on a bus, train, or the Metrolink, call our Orange County personal injury lawyers right now for your free, no-obligation consultation.

Our Track Record Of High Settlements Has Changed Lives And Helped Many Of Our Clients Move Forward With Financial Peace Of Mind.


Recently recovered

Over $100,000,000 total recent personal injury wins for our clients. Our dedicated personal injury lawyers are eager to fight for you.


Recent bad-faith settlements

RMD Law found an insurance code violation by the defense insurance company in a Bus accident case. With smart lawyering, we used the violation to argue that the $100,000 policy limits no longer applied.


Rollover Auto Accident

The insurance company wrongfully refused to pay our client the $100k policy limit in a rollover auto accident. RMD Law refused to take no for an answer, and filed a lawsuit alleging bad faith, ultimately winning millions for our deserving client.


Auto v. Auto Settlement

Confidential bad faith settlement – a negligent driver t-boned our client at a red light resulting in severe spinal injuries. The defendant’s insurance company unreasonably refused to pay the $100K policy limit. RMD Law filed a lawsuit seeking the true value of the case. Policy was opened, and the client settled for an amount vastly higher than the original limits.

RMD Law Personal Injury Lawyers are dedicated to getting your life back on track.

We care about your recovery. We stake our reputation on it.

Aria Miran, esq.
Nicole Dolle, esq.
John Rajaee, esq.
Yen Quach, esq.
Ryan Drakulich, esq.
Ariana Martin
Ariana Martin, esq.
Aria Miran, esq.

 Aria is a member of the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. He speaks English, Farsi, and Spanish.

Nicole Dolle, esq.

Nicole has settled hundreds of personal injuries claims, known for her professional, honest, and caring approach.

John Rajaee, esq.

John is a former defense lawyer turned award-winning personal injury lawyer. He speaks English and Farsi.

Yen Quach, esq.

Associate Attorney Yen Quach started work at RMD Law in 2017 as a paralegal. Injured clients seeking justice from insurance companies can do no better than Yen.

Ryan Drakulich, esq.

Ryan is a caring and experienced litigator. He defended scores of depositions and understands what it takes to move a case in Orange County.

Ariana Martin, esq.

Ariana Martin is one of RMD Law’s skilled personal injury lawyers. She brings a lot of legal experience to the table, having worked previously in the field of insurance defense.

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Bus Accidents Can Be Fatal

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), intercity buses accounted for 11% of fatal crashes on average from 2010 to 2020. School buses and transit buses accounted for 38% and 35%, respectively.

Common Causes Of Bus And Public Transportation Accidents In California Can Include

Driver negligence

Including distracted driving, speeding, aggressive driving, and impaired driving due to alcohol or drugs, or failure to follow traffic laws and regulations.

Poor vehicle maintenance

Neglected maintenance can lead to mechanical failures, such as brake failure, tire blowouts, or steering problems

Adverse weather conditions

Poor weather conditions like rain, fog, or ice can increase the risk of accidents

Inadequate driver training

Insufficient training or improper licensing of bus drivers can contribute to bus and public transport accidents. Drivers need to be well-trained in handling large vehicles, understanding safety protocols, and managing passenger safety.

Equipment failure

Malfunctioning or defective parts within the bus or public transportation vehicle can lead to accidents. This can include issues with brakes, steering systems, lights, or tires.

Road hazards and
infrastructure issues

Includes poor road conditions, construction zones, inadequate signage, or other infrastructure problems

Reckless behavior by other drivers

Accidents can occur when other motorists engage in dangerous maneuvers, such as sudden lane changes, failure to yield, or driving under the influence

Pedestrian or cyclist involvement

Accidents involving pedestrians or cyclists can occur if drivers fail to observe crosswalks, fail to yield, or engage in unsafe driving behaviors around vulnerable road users.

Inadequate security or safety measures

Lack of proper security measures, such as surveillance cameras or barriers, can increase the risk of bus accidents or contribute to incidents involving assaults or other criminal activities on public transportation.

Let the Orange County personal injury attorneys at RMD Law take care of your case while you heal from your injuries

Each accident can have its own unique circumstances. Determining the cause of an accident often requires a thorough investigation by authorities and may involve legal proceedings.

Let the Orange County personal injury attorneys at RMD Law take care of your case while you heal from your injuries. We have experience holding transportation companies, government entities, and their insurance companies responsible for the injuries they have caused our clients.

Other Practice Area

We are Orange County personal injury lawyers servicing all of California. Our attorneys regularly handle cases from all over the state.

Car Accidents

Get the recovery you are entitled to regardless of what the police report may say.
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Pedestrian Accidents

No matter the complications in your case, we know how to get results.
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Bicycle Accidents

Equipped to fully investigate your accident and determine the liable party.
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Spinal Cord and Brain Injuries

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Have you been injured and need legal assistance? Call our personal injury lawyers today to feel as cared for and supported as our clients!


5-star Reviews

Nas M.
Nas M.
San Jose, CA
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The lawyers at RMD are everything you could want. They are experts in their field, and extremely efficient, thorough and caring. They called me back immediately and spent a substantial amount of time explaining the process to me and quite honestly calming me down. I never felt pressured or felt a salesman vibe. I did get the sense that I was in good hands. They handled everything with minimal stress for me, which was key. Thanks for everything.
Don B.
Don B.
Dana Point, CA
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I have worked with John, a managing partner, and have been very happy with his casual every-man approach to some rather complex issues. He put things in plain, easy to digest language and made me feel comfortable with the process and his handle on the situation. Would definitely recommend.
Clarissa S.
Clarissa S.
San Diego, CA
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John went above and beyond to assist me with my personal injury case after I was involved in a car accident. I spoke to several attorneys regarding my case and although I decided against hiring one due to the minor damages on my car, John was the only attorney I felt like I could trust. I was truly blown away by his kindness, honesty, and willingness to answer all of my questions and go over different options with me. He truly went above and beyond and showed a great amount of compassion and integrity. If I'm ever involved in an accident again, I will not hesitate to call John at RMD Law.
Nicole H.
Nicole H.
Orange, CA
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Through out the entire process, RMD law was super informative and constantly updated me as often as they could! Chelsie and Aria were who I spoke with the most, and they worked around my schedule to ensure I could get the best service possible. I am so grateful for how easy they made this process after my car accident. Thank you team for everything!
Tourie B.
Tourie B.
San Leandro, CA
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Finding and deciding to choose RMD Law was the best decision we could have made. The staff was incredibly nice, supportive, and a pleasure to work with. A big thank you to Kathia for being in constant communication, and getting us the treatment we needed. The process was incredibly easy because of your guidance.
Frequently Asked Questions

A school bus accident is generally defined as any collision or incident involving a school bus that results in damage, injury, or death. It includes accidents that occur while a school bus is transporting students to or from school, as well as accidents that happen during other school-related activities, such as field trips, athletic events, and extracurricular activities.

The California Education Code and the California Vehicle Code outline regulations and guidelines for school bus safety and operations.

In California, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit related to a bus accident is generally two years from the date of the accident. However, if the operator of the bus is a public entity, you must file a case within 6 months. This time limit is set by California Code of Civil Procedure Section 335.1.

Every case is different. The statute of limitations can vary based on the specific circumstances of the case. There may be exceptions or different time limits that apply in certain situations, such as cases involving government entities or minors. It’s critical to consult with a personal injury attorney who can provide specific guidance based on the details of your case and ensure that you meet the applicable deadlines.

Filing a lawsuit after the statute of limitations has expired can result in your case being dismissed by the court, and you may lose your right to seek compensation for your injuries. Therefore, it’s crucial to be aware of the statute of limitations and take timely action if you wish to pursue a legal claim for a bus accident in California.

At RMD Law, we believe that reputation is everything. When clients trust us with their cases, we do everything in our power to help guide them. That means personal service and sharp advocacy. We care about the details of your case because that is how we can get you the best settlement.

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