Shuttle Bus Company Shutdown in Wake of Atlanta Shuttle Collision That Injured 17


August 08, 2013

Many people traveling to Atlanta or throughout Georgia by commercial airlines use shuttles to get to the airport from their home and to get to their hotel or rental car from the airport.  These shuttle services often use buses, passenger vans and limousines to transport travelers.  While these shuttle services have the advantage of being low cost or even free of charge, these rides can result in severe injury or even wrongful death when the shuttle company and/or driver fail to exercise reasonable care for the safety of passengers.  Our experienced Atlanta shuttle bus accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates provide compassionate and aggressive legal representation to shuttle accident victims.

While many people never suspect that they will be involved in a collision when they hop aboard a shuttle bus for a short trip to the airport or a motel, a recent shuttle bus collision in Atlanta serves as a reminder that these vehicles can be involved in collisions like any other motor vehicle.  Sixteen passengers and the driver of a shuttle bus were injured when the shuttle collided with a tractor-trailer that was executing a U-turn.  According to the WSBTV 2 report, the shuttle bus skidded for more than half the length of a football field before slamming into the 18-wheeler truck.

The Channel 2 report indicated that state safety investigators discovered that the shuttle business had a litany of safety violations relating to emergency exits, drivers’ licenses, tires, brakes and more.  In the wake of the shuttle bus crash, the state forced the shuttle company to suspend operations until it can establish that its vehicles are in safe condition.

The passengers injured in the Atlanta shuttle bus accident may have a legal claim for compensation against the drivers of the shuttle bus and the tractor-trailer.  The businesses that employ the drivers may also be liable for accidents caused by their employees in the course and scope of employment.  If the collision was the result of equipment failure because the vehicles were not properly inspected and serviced, this may form an independent basis for imposing liability on the trucking company and shuttle bus company.

When you are involved in a transit accident involving a shuttle service, it is important to seek prompt legal advice.  Our experienced Atlanta mass transit accident lawyers promptly investigate collisions involving our clients to uncover driver negligence, vehicle maintenance issues and other potential causes of transit accidents.

If you or a family member experience injury in a bus crash, our experienced Atlanta shuttle accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates are available to provide effective legal representation to those throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. 

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Category: Auto Accidents

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