According to the latest information more than a dozen students suffered injuries in the Orange Unified School District school bus accident which took place on Nohl Ranch Road in the Anaheim Hills this Thursday. There most severely injured victims included the bus driver Gerald Rupple and two students who remain hospitalized as of today. According to investigators that bus was traveling at unknown speeds when it veered off the road and struck a eucalyptus tree.
Investigation Into the Anaheim Hills School Bus Accident
According to California state law the CHP (California Highway Patrol) is charged with the responsibility of conducting investigations into all school bus accident in the state regardless of where they take place. According to CHP spokesmen the investigation into the matter has yet to determine cause.
School Bus Accidents and Common Carrier Laws in the State of California
All public transportation vehicles and privately owned transportation systems including taxicabs and school buses are regarded as common carriers under the eyes of the law in the state of California. Common carriers bear a heightened duty of care and responsibility to conduct their vehicles in a manner with the intent to reduce or mitigate the potential risk of harm to their passengers as well as other motorists and pedestrians in the road. Failure to do so can establish a basis for liability against several entities including the operators of the school bus, maintenance crew, the school district, and the bus conductor.
Statute of Limitations for School Bus Accidents in the State of California
Generally personal injury lawsuits must be filed against an at fault party within TWO YEARS from the date of the accident. However cases against government entireties and institutions must be filed with an administrative court within SIX MONTHS from the date of the accident resulting in harm. RIGHTS OG MINORS: Individuals under the will generally have two years from the date of their 18th birthday to file a lawsuit in the court. of law.
Filing a Lawsuit for Injuries Suffered:
The DTLA Law Group has a history of litigating cases involving the negligent and or wrongful actions of bus line and other public transportation vehicles. If you have any further questions regarding the filing of a lawsuit feel free to contact our law offices toll free (855)385-2529. All legal consultations are handled by our attorneys free of charge.