According to news reports from local media a bus accident
has taken place in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Encino California this morning, June 24th 2013. The bus accident took place on the 6000 Block of White Oak Avenue just south of Oxnard Street. The bus was from the MTA Orange Line which operates several routs in the San Fernando Valley community of Los Angeles. According to investigators and local news the cause of the tragic accident has yet to be determined; however the accident did involve another vehicle, a black Toyota sedan. The accident has lead to several injuries prompting emergency medical crew to respond to the site of the accident.
Liability for Bus Accidents
: Under California’s common carrier laws operators of public transportation vehicles including public bus line operators owe a heightened duty of care to their passengers. Bus operators can be held liable if a failure to operate a vehicle in the level of care required result in injuries to passengers. Personal Injury lawsuits against bus operators must be filed within 6 month of the date of the injury with the MTA; failure to file within the statutorily allotted time period will eliminated a victims right to recovery.
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California Common Carrier Laws
Statute of Limitations for Filing a Bus Accident Lawsuit