Filing a San Bernardino Omnitrans Bus Accident LawsuitBus accident litigation by a passenger, outside pedestrian or driver in a car struck by a bus often included multiple defendants. Defendants in bus accidents lawsuits can include the bus driver, maintenance and repair companies, bus-line operators, bus manufacturing companies as well as defective parts manufacturers.
Common Carrier Duty – California Public and Private Transpiration Laws:The state of California impose a heightened level of care for defendants who own and operate transportation enterprises include publicly owner and provably owned entities. There are three factors courts use in determining whether an entities is a Common Carrier under the eyes of the law
- (a) The carrier maintains a regular place of business for the purpose of transporting passengers [or property].
- (b) The carrier advertises its services to the general public.
- (c) The carrier charges standard fees for its services.
Main causes of bus accidents in San Bernardino Omnitrans?Bus and commuter public transport Accidents can be caused by numerous compounding factors including driver negligence, defective manufacturing of buses and negligent repair and maintenance. Some of the most common causes of bus accidents of San Bernardino Omnitrans are as follows:
- Driver Negligence
- Driver speeding and driver distractions
- Driver Intoxication: Drunk Driving or DUI
- Malfunctioning safety equipment
- Improper maintenance
- Roadway Construction defects
- Driving in poor weather and roadway conditions
San Bernardino Schools Bus Accidents LawyerSchool buses are one of the safest forms of transportation of San Bernardino roads. Also school buses are the largest form of public transportation in the United States. However all too often tragedy may strike leaving innocent children victims of dire catastrophic injuries. According to the NHTSA from 1998 to 2008 1,564 people perished in school transportation accidents in the United Sates. Most of the persons killed in such accidents were occupants of other vehicles involved. During that same period close to 270 persons lost their lives due to bus-pedestrian collision averaging close to 25 per year. If you have suffered injuries in a school bus accident in San Bernardino contact our school bus accident lawyer today to schedule a free consultation regarding the filing of a potential lawsuit.
Learn more about your options for compensation by calling (213) 389-3765.
Wheelchair Lift Defects on Board Buses cause Serious injuries:Wheelchair lifts on board San Bernardino Omnitrans buses are designed to assist disabled and handicapped individuals. However, in many instances such devices can be defective leading to serious bodily injuries to unsuspecting bus users. Common causes of wheelchair bus lift accidents included, Improper maintenance, Wet Bus Lift surfaces, Oily Lift Surface, Defective machinery, Defective Design, lack of educating bus drivers as to their proper use, Improper installation, Negligent Handling and care by bus driver, Improper use, Failure to secure wheel chair during lifting process, Roll stop latch defect. If you have been injured by a Wheelchair lift accident on a local city bus contact the Downtown LA Law Firm
Common Injuries resulting from Bus AccidentsNumerous injuries can occur as a result of bus accident. Because of their large size bus accidents can lead to serious injuries and sadly in some cases death. Some of the most common bust accident injuries are as follows:
- Brain Injuries: Traumatic Brain Damage
- Whiplash and other Neck Injured
- Spinal Cord Damage
- Broken Limbs
- Facial lacerations
- Broke and Fractures Nose
- Broken Teeth
- Internal bleeding and hemorrhaging
- Organ Failure
- Wrongful Death
Bus accident fatalities – Wrongful death lawsuit by a relative of deceased relative:Every year an estimate 350-400 individuals are killed in accidents involving buses. The death of a loved one can be unbearable; what’s more families are often left without any financial help and income. In many instances it may be possible to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against liable parties for the death of a loved one. Who can bring a Wrongful Death Claim in California: California wrongul death statutes reads, “ A cause of action for the death of a person caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another may be asserted by any of the following persons or by the decedent’s personal representative on their behalf: (a) The decedent’s surviving spouse, domestic partner, children, and issue of deceased children, or, if there is no surviving issue of the decedent, the persons, including the surviving spouse or domestic partner, who would be entitled to the property of the decedent by intestate succession. Click here for more information on Wrongful death claims in California
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