California Statute of Limitations for Bus Accident Claims

Injured on a bus? You must act fast if you are seeking compensation! Learn more about the statute of limitations for bus accident claims in this video by Ventura bus accident attorney Craig Murphy.

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If you’ve been injured in a bus crash or a bus accident here in California, you need to know how long you have to file a claim or lawsuit for your injuries and damages. The answer to that question is somewhat complicated because it depends on where the crash happened and who owns the bus. If it is the county or city that owns the bus and is operating that bus, you may have a very short period of time, as short as six months. However, if it is an independent contractor that owns and operates the buses, typically you will have two years because that is the statute of limitations for a personal injury case.

If someone who is under the age of 18 was injured on the bus, that period could be stretched out for an additional amount of time. The only way to figure out how much time you have to make your claim and file your lawsuit is to get proper legal advice. You need to do that by talking to a California attorney who deals with California bus crashes on a regular basis.

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