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School Bus Involved in a Multi Vehicle Accident in Lake Forest

Earlier this week, a school bus involved in a multi vehicle accident in Lake Forest was carrying special needs children.  The accident unfortunately caused several parties to become seriously injured. It appears that the school bus “t-boned” or ran into the side another vehicle, which in turn struck several other vehicles. California Highway Patrol are still investigating the cause of the accident, but it appears that the school bus is the responsible at-fault party. If you have been in a car accident that has been caused by a government vehicle, such as a school bus, police car, firetruck, city employee, etc., there are special considerations you must consider before pursuing a lawsuit. First of all, in order to make a claim for damages and to sue any governmental entity, you must comply with the Government Claims Act. The Government Claims Act requires you to make a formal claim with the governmental

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Ambulance and Van Collision at an Intersection Leaves 7 Injured

An ambulance and a van collided in a Fountain Valley intersection yesterday afternoon, leaving 7 injured – six of whom had to be transported to local Irvine hospitals.  A collision at an intersection often results in serious injuries due to the force of the vehicles and the manner in which they come into contact.  The van was travelling westbound and the ambulance was approaching from the north with its lights and siren on, when the vehicles collided in the intersection of Warner and Euclid. Five of the victims had been in the ambulance at the time of the accident, which wound up on its side after the impact.  Local police on the scene described the injuries as “moderate” and our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families as the details of the incident are sorted out. Many people assume the ambulance had the right of way based upon

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Holding a Public Entity Financially Accountable for Injury

California law allows its citizens to hold a public entity financially accountable for injury. The first and most obvious source of exposure for public entities would be public transportation such as buses and trains. The Orange County Transportation Authority or OCTA operates the OCBus and the Metrolink train services. If you are injured in an accident caused by an OCTA bus or train, or the LA Metro or Amtrak my law firm can hold them financially accountable and provide the resources you need to recover from your injuries and move forward with your life. Another example is an accident caused by a municipal vehicle such as a police or sheriff’s cruiser, fire or emergency vehicle. Even if the siren is on, or if the police are involved in a high speed chase the municipality has a responsibility to protect citizens from exposure to risk, and that includes injuries received in

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