Bus accidents generally occur when a negligent bus driver causes an impact, or when a negligent car driver slams into the bus. Evan has seen both. You should retain a San Diego Bus Accident Lawyer who knows what to expect.
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Sometimes the buses belong to public entities. That means a different statute of limitations period may apply. Best to talk to a San Diego Car Accident Attorney who can help!
Here are some helpful things you should know.
The bus line providers in San Diego are San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and North County Transit District (NCTD). MTS has ownership interest in other companies including San Diego Trolley, Inc., San Diego Transit Corporation, and San Diego & Arizona Eastern Railway Company.
Generally speaking, a bus in California is known as a “common carrier.” A “common carrier” must “use the utmost care and diligence” according to Civil Code § 2100. In other words, the law recognizes the duty and care bus drivers owe bus riders.
What Type Of Evidence Is Important In Bus Accident Cases?
Generally speaking, this is the type of evidence that’d be important:
- Police report of the collision;
- Witness statements;
- The location of the bus damage;
- The final position of the cars involved in the crash; and
- Road marks.
What Are Common Bus Accident Injuries?
Common bus accident injuries include:
- Head injuries, like traumatic brain injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Neck injuries;
- Back injuries;
- Whiplash; and
- Broken bones.
What Are Common Causes Of Bus Accidents?
Lots, but here are a few:
- Tired bus drivers;
- Intoxicated bus drivers;
- Blind spots;
- Defective bus equipment; and
Common Types Of San Diego Bus Accidents
- Charter bus accidents
- City bus accidents;
- Shuttle bus accidents;
- Passenger bus accidents; and
- Tourist bus accidents
It is important to identify the responsible parties, and to do so quickly. If the responsible party is a municipality, like the City of San Diego, there are serious time considerations involved. Speak to a San Diego Bus Accident Lawyer as soon as possible.
Were you injured in a bus accident in San Diego County? Then talk to Evan, who represents personal injury clients injured in bus accidents.
Evan handles school bus accidents, tour bus accidents, and MTS bus accidents. Unlike many other San Diego personal injury lawyers, Evan has been on both the plaintiff and the defense sides of a bus accident. He knows what tactics insurance companies use in these claims. And what knows how to sidestep those tactics.
If you have suffered personal injuries in a bus accident, contact Evan, a La Jolla Personal Injury Lawyer. His office is in La Jolla, and he represents personal injury clients in La Jolla, Bird Rock, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Ocean Beach, Point Loma, UTC, and all throughout San Diego County. Evan brings the responsible parties to account so his clients receive full and fair compensation.
Call (858) 324-6606 for your free consultation.