All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.
Who do I make a claim against in a bus accident?
Who to make a claim against in a busing accident depends on the particular facts and circumstances surrounding the accident.
There may be multiple potential parties that contribute to the accident. Among those that may be liable are the following:
- Busing company
- Bus driver
- Bus maintenance company
- Bus or bus parts manufacturer
- Driver of another vehicle other than the bus
- Driver of your own vehicle if you are a passenger
- Governmental entity for dangerous sidewalk or roadway
Busing companies owe a high duty of care to passengers, so the bus driver and busing company may be sued if their negligence contributed to your injuries. You may also be able to sue the driver of another vehicle if that driver was responsible for the accident.