When a bus is involved in an accident, there may be passengers or other drivers who become the victims of personal injury. Determining who is at fault in a bus accident can be challenging, but here are a few general guidelines for passengers, bus companies, and fellow motorists who are looking for general answers to questions about personal injuries.
It’s possible that the bus company or driver is at fault for the accident.
Bus companies and/or their drivers may be responsible for injuries caused by a traffic accident. Bus carriers owe their passengers the “highest degree of care” and have a special responsibility to keep them safe.
It also depends on the circumstances.
Whether or not a bus company is at fault for personal injuries sustained as a result of an accident depends on the events that led to the accident. Road conditions, driver experience, passenger conduct, and the actions of other motorists are all considered when evaluating a personal injury case.
There could be other parties responsible for personal injury.
If another driver caused the bus to have an accident, then the other driver could also be at fault for personal injuries related to the event.
Whatever you do, file your claims promptly.
There are time limitations when filing a claim against a public entity (bus company). In this case, you have only 180 days to submit your claim form on your own or through an attorney.
Contact a personal injury lawyer.
If a traffic accident occurs and several passengers or other motorists are injured, then there may be multiple lawsuits that surface. Speaking with a personal injury attorney can help you figure out the best way to move forward with your case. The Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) of San Diego County can refer you to a highly experienced injury attorney who will provide you with up to 30 minutes of free consultation. Call (619) 231-8585 or log on to chat live with the LRIS referral staff about your situation.