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Bus accidents often result in serious, and even life-threatening, injuries.
Before you know it, you can have an unpayable pile of bills resulting
from a trip to the emergency room, surgical procedures, physical therapy,
medication, and more. If you have been injured in a bus accident,
Frish Law Group, APLC can help you pursue compensation for your losses. Our legal team has decades
of experience and is ready to help you create an effective strategy to
recover 100% of the money you are owed.

Causes of Bus Accidents in Woodland Hills

The foremost aspect of any bus accident claim is determining the cause
of the accident. Once the cause is discovered, your legal representative
will be able to identify all parties who can be held liable for your damages.

There are several causes of bus accidents in California, including:

  • Bus driver fatigue
  • Distracted driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Speeding
  • Defective or outdated equipment
  • Driving under the influence
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Lack of sufficient driver training
  • Improper maintenance

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California Common Carrier Laws

In California, several vehicles fall under the category of “common
carrier.” A common carrier is any company that was created to transport
people or property from one location to another at a fee. Buses are one
type of common carrier among many others, including trains, taxis, planes,
and cruise ships. Common carriers are held to a higher standard of care
than other motor vehicles. This makes it easier for passengers and other
individuals who are injured in a bus accident to establish negligence
and hold the appropriate parties liable.

Under California Civil Code Section 2100, buses as common carriers must
use the utmost care and diligence to ensure safe transport of their passengers
and cargo. This includes making sure that bus drivers are properly trained
and not overworked, as well as maintaining vehicles with regular inspections
and repairs.

According to these statutes, bus companies are required to:

  • Give their passengers a reasonable amount of attention
  • Refrain from driving erratically or making sudden stops
  • Protect their passengers from harm
  • Screen and properly train their employees
  • Warn their passengers of any known dangers
  • Treat their passengers with civility
  • Provide a vehicle that is safe and capable of fulfilling its duties
  • Give their passengers proper accommodation

Proving Negligence in a Bus Accident Claim

In order to win a bus accident claim, you will need to prove that negligence
occurred. There are several potential parties whose negligence could have
led to your damages, including the bus driver, bus company, bus owner,
bus maintenance company, bus manufacturer, and the government.

To prove negligence, you must show:

  • The responsible party owed you a duty of care
  • The responsible party breached that duty of care
  • The breach of that duty of care was the proximate cause of your injuries
  • You suffered losses due to the responsible party’s negligence

Contact Frish Law Group, APLC for a free consultation at
(818) 477-1905 so our Woodland Hills bus accident lawyers can help you obtain maximum
compensation.

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