Experienced Hawaii Bus Accident Lawyers Representing Clients in Personal Injury Claims
The personal injury lawyers at Shim & Chang have represented many bus accident victims in Honolulu and throughout Hawaii. We have obtained compensation for bus passengers who were injured while riding a city bus, as well as recoveries for automobile drivers and pedestrians hit by public transit and tour buses.
Representing Passengers Injured while Riding "The Bus" in Honolulu
Oahu Transit Services (OTS) operates "The Bus" transportation system in Honolulu. Many locals use The Bus to travel to and from work each day, and The Bus is especially popular among senior citizens who no longer drive their own vehicles. While The Bus provides a valuable service to people in Honolulu, avoidable injuries do occur on city buses. For example, a bus driver may not wait for a senior citizen to sit down before pulling forward, causing the senior to fall and sustain an injury. Other driver behaviors that may cause passenger injuries include:
- Sudden braking
- Making sharp turns while passengers are standing
- Jumping curbs while making turns
- Closing doors while passengers are still attempting to enter or exit a bus
- Quickly accelerating to make a green light
Our Hawaii bus accident lawyers understand how to hold transit companies responsible for a bus driver's failure to provide passengers with safe transportation. We will also look at the operability and condition of the bus itself to see if any mechanical or equipment issues caused or contributed to our client's accident.
Experienced Representation for Drivers & Pedestrians Hit by Buses
The Honolulu lawyers at Shim & Chang also represent car and truck drivers and pedestrians hit by city buses and tour buses. For drivers of smaller vehicles and people on foot, a collision with a large bus can result in serious injuries and even death. Our extensive experience handling personal injury and wrongful death claims means we are well equipped to handle these potentially complex cases.
Seek Advice & Representation from a Skilled Hawaii Bus Accident Lawyer
If you have been hurt in a bus accident, as a passenger or while on the road, you need the assistance of skilled Honolulu personal injury lawyer to ensure you receive maximum compensation for your injuries. Few personal injury law firms can rival our experience dealing with insurance companies, government entities, and at-fault parties. For a complimentary consultation regarding your injury and options for recovery, please contact Shim & Chang today. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no legal fees until we obtain compensation on your behalf.