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Transportation Lawyer Los Angeles

What You Need To Know

  • Automobile litigation
  • Trucking accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Shipping & maritime litigation
  • Cogsa claims
  • Supply chain & logistics
  • Intermodel & uiia issues
  • Rail & fela matters
  • Aviation & FAA claims
  • Environmental related litigation

For over two decades our firm has handled the defense of self-insured companies, airlines and insurance carriers in defense of wrongful death, passenger claims, property damage, baggage claims, FAA matters, NTSB investigations, employment cases and product liability cases. We also handle airline-related matters, such as skychef claims, security issues and commercial auto and general liability claims that originate at the airport.  We are experts, over 20 years experience as a transportation lawyer Los Angeles.

We have experience with cases involving the Carmack Amendment and COGSA (Carriage of Goods Over the Sea Act) when goods are lost or damaged during transit, both domestically and at sea. We are qualified to handle in broker-carrier agreements, Tarriff Agreements, NVOCCs, Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA), freight forwarders, carriers-for-hire, load brokers and shippers in cross-border transactions.

Bus Accident Lawyer Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the second busiest metro area in the country.  Bus accident injuries are often significant and can lead to spinal cord injury, brain injury and wrongful death.  Usually when a public transportation accident occurs, a number of people are injured or dead.  There are bus accidents that happen on surface streets and the freeways. Many bus accidents happen during rush hour and at night.

There are many factors in bus accidents:

Operator error- fatigue, distracted, stopping suddenly. When at a stop, the operator comes close to the curb and can cause injury.  The operator can be too far from the curb and can cause a danger for the passenger getting off or on the bus.

Buses are larger, higher to the ground, less maneuverable and have blind spots.  Sometimes a bus driver can run over a pedestrian and not even know it.  Even when a metro bus is clearly in the wrong, bringing a lawsuit against a government entity and getting compensation can be very difficult.

Bus accidents can also be due to poor maintenance, outdated equipment, stopping abruptly and weather conditions increase risk factors. When overcrowded at rush hour times, the buses exceed weight limits and leave standing passengers at risk.

Other drivers- Buses are large and take up most of the lane.  Making it difficult to pass a bus because they are avoiding parked cars on the road and often come into the other lane.  Bus drivers are cautious for the most part but do not always see other vehicles in their blinds pot. Other vehicles can run into a parked bus causing the bus to jolt.

The operator can hit a pothole or stop suddenly and people on board, with some of the passengers standing can cause a serious injury. If there is a bus accident it is important to get the operators number and bus number and report any injury. It is important to contact a bus accident attorney Los Angeles to best advise you on what to do.

Equipment defective products can cause equipment to malfunction and not perform the way it should.

Street Conditions- weather, debris, road work, gravel, signs, potholes


  • Wrongful death
  • Medical expenses
  • Psychological and emotional distress
  • Loss of past and future wages and earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement Scarring
  • Loss of consortium

Scenarios of bus accidents- bus gets into an accident and passengers are flown from their seats and hit parts of the bus. Bus drivers negligence caused the bus to flip over, hit an object or another vehicle. With people running to try to make a bus, a bus can run over a pedestrian. Loading and unloading of passengers can be hectic. School bus crossings can be especially dangerous. Our lawyers know the bus laws and procedures. We have won specific high settlements and verdicts for passengers and companies.

McElfish Law Firm has an extensive network of expert. We are trial lawyers.  As your legal counsel we talk to insurance companies on your behalf. We have accident reconstruction experts.  We conduct a private investigation we have extensive experience as insurance defense lawyers for some of the biggest companies.  We represent individuals, businesses and insurers.

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How We Help

At the McElfish Law Firm, we have the experience to help you or your business achieve the legal results you need. In the world of insurance, we have decades of experience in prosecuting and defending insurance claims and litigating policyholder rights actions in all types of circumstances and forums. On the employment side, we represent parties in all types of employment discrimination and wage and benefit claims, including sexual harassment, family leave violations, and overtime claims.
We also represent parties in workers’ compensation and employment contract claims. Finally, we represent businesses in their compliance and transactional needs to help them obtain their legal goals throughout all stages of their business formation and growth.


Call our offices at (310) 659-4900, our 24-hour hotline at (800) 750-8946, or email us to set up a free consultation.


Los Angeles

1112 N. Sherbourne Drive West Hollywood, CA 90069

Phone: (310) 659-4900

Fax: (310) 659-4926


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