Pedestrian Injured In San Francisco Municipal Railway Bus Accident By The Balboa Park BART Station Located Near San Jose Avenue And Geneva Avenue
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA ((February 21, 2019) – A pedestrian had to be hospitalized after a bus accident near the Balboa Park BART Station by San Jose Avenue And Geneva Avenue.
A San Francisco Municipal bus hit the pedestrian shortly after 4:00 p.m. Authorities are saying that the pedestrian was hit by the left side of the bus.
The victim was knocked to the ground and had to be hospitalized for their injuries. An investigation into the cause of the bus accident near the Balboa Park BART Station remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Bus Accidents
San Francisco municipal buses are considered “common carriers” under the law. Bus drivers are held to a very high standard and must utilize extra caution in order to avoid causing accidents. According to (Squaw Valley Ski Corporation v. Superior Court(1992) 2 Cal.App.4th 1499, 1507 [3 Cal.Rptr.2d 897], “The elevated standard of care for common carriers is “based on a recognition that the privilege of serving the public as a common carrier necessarily entails great responsibility, requiring common carriers to exercise a high duty of care towards their customers.”
Far too often bus accidents occur as drivers make dangerous left turns. Buses have large blind spots and bus drivers do not always check them before turning left. According to the California Vehicle Code 21801, “The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left or to complete a U-turn upon a highway, or to turn left into public or private property, or an alley, shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching from the opposite direction which are close enough to constitute a hazard at any time during the turning movement, and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to the approaching vehicles until the left turn or U-turn can be made with reasonable safety.”
Any person that is injured in an accident with a San Francisco municipal bus may have the ability to file a claim for damages. Damages in a personal injury claim can include compensation for lost wages medical bills and pain and suffering. Victims of bus accidents are typically not even fully aware of the severity of their injuries till months later. A bus accident attorney can evaluate all of the facts of your case and let you know if you have a claim that can be pursued.
Getting Help After A Bus Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the pedestrian that was injured in this bus accident by the Balboa Park BART Station. There needs to be a thorough investigation into this accident. Any witnesses that may have seen the person being knocked over should reach out to authorities as they continue to investigate.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a San Francisco bus accident you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have about your rights. We have successfully resolved thousands of claims and are committed to making sure that our clients receive just compensation for their injuries. Whether you just have questions about your rights are need a free investigation into your case we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us at (888) 888-9285.