Bus Accident Law Guide
Have you been injured in a bus accident? Bus accidents happen because of driver error, weather, bus company negligence, another driver’s negligence, or equipment failure. The bus may be privately or publicly owned. How do these different factors affect who is at fault, and how do you file a claim? Find out more, and learn how a lawyer can help you.
Bus Accident Law falls under common carrier law, because buses offer transportation services to people as part of a business. A common carrier is an individual or business that transports people, goods, or services for a fee, and offers its services to the general public under license or authority provided by a regulatory governmental body. Common carriers can be private companies or public entities. These laws are regulated on the local, state and federal level. The Federal government regulates common carriers that transport passengers or cargo across state lines under the Interstate Commerce Act, and individual states regulate travel within a state.Read more
If you’ve been hurt in an accident involving a government owned bus, you may be able to receive compensation. Depending on the government agency, there may be a statute of limitations for filing your claim.Read more
Who pays when a passenger is injured in a private bus accident? Learn what to do after a private bus accident, who is legally responsible, and who you may be able to receive compensation from.Read more
There are a multitude of factors which can contribute to the cause of a bus accident. Because of this, it can be difficult to know who is at fault and if you have a case. Learn more about how to report bus accidents and what your legal options are after an injury.Read more