Mass transit accidents happen for a variety of reasons. Mass transit such as buses and trolleys are common carriers or in other words you as a passenger are entitled to the highest standard of care for your safety. If you are injured on a mass transit vehicle, it is important that you immediately consult with an attorney skilled in this area of the law.
As a passenger you may be injured due to a sudden acceleration, sudden stop, a collision with another vehicle or even negligent and careless maintenance when the equipment fails. Even getting on or off the bus is the responsibility of the mass transit company. The public entity that owns or operates the bus can be held legally responsible for the injuries or death of a person for failing to use the highest duty of care the safety of the passengers.
Also, the public vehicles operator responsibility to the passenger continues until the passenger has had sufficient time to get away from the vehicle without injury. Dropping an individual in an unsafe area is likewise the responsibility of the mass transit company.
The bus companies likewise are responsible to maintain order and safety while you’re on the bus or trolley. Anyone can get on a bus or trolley and sometimes violent people will threaten other passengers.. Being a common carrier, a public entity has a duty to use the utmost care and diligence to protect its passengers from assaults by other passengers.. Additionally, common carrier has the responsibility to take precautionary measures if they know or have reason to believe that violence may occur. There to warn unruly passengers to quiet down, they could call the police and asked for assistance or they can eject the unruly passengers. Failure to do so would make them responsible.
If you are injured on a public transportation bus or trolley, is vitally import that the claim will be made against a governmental agency or a public employee. This requires that an claim be filed with in a short period of time, usually 6 months, in order to preserve your ability to sue in court. It is therefore extremely important that if you want to pursue a case involving the fault of a government agency, you contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The Franecke law group are such attorneys. Call today for a free consultation 888.457.7040