Every year million of passengers safely enter and exit buses
and public transportation vehicles. However, in some cases bus doors are defectively manufactured
or negligently operated by bus operators (drivers) resulting in serious injuries to victims.
Avenues of recovery for Victims of Slamming Bus Doors
If you have been injures due to a bus door closing in on you while entering or exiting the vehicle you may have a claim for compensation for your injuries. In such lawsuits there are many different parties that may he held liable for your injuries including
- The Bus Driver for negligence or inattentive operation of his vehicle
- Bus Company
- Bus Operator including the city or states that agency operating the bus line
- Bus manufacturing company
- Bus Door manufactures
- Bus maintenance crew
In many cases defective bus doors lead to the failure of the door to automatically lock and close. Failed bus door opening mechanism are most often the cause of bus door failures. Such mechanism must be properly maintained by bus operators so as to prevent malfunctions which can result in serious injuries.