San Diego Bus Accident Lawyer
Experienced in school bus, tour bus and public transit accident cases. If you have been seriously injured, or suffered damages due to a bus accident in San Diego, you should seek the advice of an experienced bus accident lawyer. Contact our offices for a free IMMEDIATE case evaluation. or fill out our online form.
Traveling by bus has become an increasingly popular transportation option for San Diego residents. As congestion on highways continues to increase, more commuters are choosing to let someone else do the driving, rather than sit in traffic. However, more buses on the roads mean more bus accidents, and more injuries and deaths from bus accidents.
If you have been injured as the result of a San Diego bus accident, you may be able to file a claim against the bus company for damages. It doesn't matter if you are a passenger on the bus, or injured outside the bus.
The cause of a bus crash can result from any number of things:
Weather conditions, driver negligence, inadequate security, defective equipment and improper maintenance.
Privately owned tour and charter bus companies are required to maintain their vehicles to ensure not just safety of their passengers, but the safety of other motorists. Unfortunately this is not always the case and commercial bus accidents take place in the state of California each year due to negligence.
As a passenger on a bus, you are entitled to the highest level of safety and care; this is a higher level of duty than that owed to pedestrians and drivers of other vehicles. To fully understand your rights as the victim of a bus accident, you need to call an attorney experienced in bus accidents.
So who is responsible when a San Diego bus accident happens?
There could be a number of factors at play, therefore bus accidents require a thorough investigation. On the surface it could appear as though the driver was at fault, yet there could be a hidden defect or a faulty part that was ignored upon inspection. This evidence can determine the result of a lawsuit settlement.
Back in February of 2013 a tour bus full of passengers experienced brake failure while traveling down a mountain road. There were 7 fatalities. The tour bus company was guilty of 22 safety violations and the faulty brakes were one of them. So, why did this company neglect to resolve these safety violations by making the necessary repairs? There could be a number of reasons and none of which are acceptable when passengers' lives are endangered.
In 2009 a casino bus headed to the Colusa Casino Resort carrying 41 people crashed. The driver fell asleep at the wheel causing the bus to veer off the road and roll over. He was sentenced to jail on several counts of manslaughter and bodily injury.
Claims for damages against a public, private or governmental entity are complex and must be filed in a timely manner. In addition, the laws can vary greatly depending on the particular circumstances of the accident. You need the advice of a San Diego bus accident lawyer experienced in these types of personal injury cases. Since 1978, BISNAR CHASE has helped thousands of injured people get justice, and we can do the same for you.