Driving a public bus can be a challenge in all situations; but driving one in a hectic area like San Diego increases the challenge greatly. Car accident lawyers like these www.ehlinelaw.com lawyers themselves, while riding the Metropolitan Transit System, hear the propaganda that San Diego is committed to providing safe transportation to its passengers. But negligent maintenance, corner cutting and bad judgment causing accidents, still happen. When they do, the results can be devastating and complicated.
Factors Causing Injury
Injuries can be caused by a number of factors. In some cases, the driver is at fault such as when a driver makes a bad driving decision or is not paying attention. The large size of a bus also makes it difficult to see surrounding cars. Bus drivers may pull into another lane without noticing another vehicle, or turn in front of a vehicle that they hadn’t seen. In other cases, the maintenance of the bus, the fault of the bus company, causes an injury. The bus itself may not be properly maintained mechanically, or sometimes the footing in the bus isn’t proper causing a passenger to slip and fall. The belts and bars installed for passengers to grip sometimes aren’t connected well, again causing a passenger to fall.Sometimes the injuries don’t occur to the passengers of the bus itself, but to a passenger vehicle that is hit by the bus. Injuries in all situations can range from mild to severe, everything from bruises and cuts, to internal injuries, head/neck/spine injuries, amputations, loss of sight, paralysis, or even death.
Responsibilities of the Bus Company
While bus companies have a greater responsibility towards the safety of their passengers, bus accident cases can be complicated by the question of who exactly is responsible to the victim. If you or your loved one is the victim of a bus accident or injury due to negligence by a bus company in San Diego, it is vital to consult with a qualified attorney immediately after the accident.While the bus driver and company will have an insurance policy in place to protect passengers, they will also have attorneys in place to protect themselves.
An experienced attorney will be able to stand strong on your behalf against the bus company and their lawyers to make sure that all medical needs and recompense are met promptly and thoroughly. Ehline Law Firm PC is the San Diego firm at 4445 Eastgate Mall, #200 San Diego, CA 92121 USA Phone: +619.312.6050, who makes it happen for all catastrophically injured victims.