Can you sue a bus driver?
When a negligent public bus driver causes an accident, the injury victims can file a claim against the state or local government who operates the bus line.
Most personal injury claims in California have a “statute of limitations” of 2 years.
This means the amount of time a plaintiff has to bring a lawsuit..
What happens if you hit a school bus?
When a school bus hits your car, there is a very good chance that you will have some level of property damage. Given the weight and size of the bus, you may even sustain enough damage to declare a total loss. If you have sustained bodily injury, such as a concussion or broken bones, you may face high medical bills.
Where is the safest place to sit in a bus?
The safest seat is in the middle, in an aisle seat on the side opposite of oncoming traffic (this depends on country UK/US). The front of the bus is vulnerable in a head-on collision. The rear of the bus is vulnerable in a rear-end collision.
Do bus drivers have a duty of care?
It is an expectation that a bus driver should pay due attention to the needs and requirements of passengers. It is not acceptable for a bus driver to disregard their duty of care when it comes to elderly or vulnerable passengers.
What happens if you hit a city bus?
If you’re hit by a city bus, you’ll have to file a claim against their insurance company. Now, if you’re lucky, your claim will be paid right away. However, in the real world, things are rarely that simple. Your car accident attorney may have to negotiate with the insurance company to settle your claim.
What happens if a bus crashes?
Call the police. The bus driver is typically responsible for calling for emergency services. If the bus staff is unable or refuses to call for assistance, call 9-1-1 right away. The accident needs to be reported to law enforcement so an office can document the details of the crash.
How many people have died on a bus?
DeathsDeathsTotal15296Occupant of other vehicle10471Pedestrian2110School bus passenger1544 more rows
Is bus safer than car?
Researchers from the Universite de Montreal Public Health Research Institute found that the bus was a safer travel option than driving a car and showed that the risk of injury is four-times greater for drivers compared to bus occupants.
Can a bus driver take away your phone?
The bus driver may confiscate any cell phone until that particular students bus stop, at that point it will be given back to the student. Any student may be required to walk a reasonable distance to a pick up point, where several children live close together.