San Francisco Bus Accident: San Francisco Municipal Railway Bus Accident With Dump Truck Injured 20 People By Geary Street and Webster Street
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (August 4, 2019) – At least twenty people were injured in a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus accident involving a dump truck near Geary Street and Webster Street.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 1:30 p.m. For reasons that remain under investigation, the muni bus rear-ended a dump truck.
Twelve people on the bus had to be transported to the San Francisco General Hospital. An investigation into the bus accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Bus Accidents
Bus companies are considered “common carriers” under the law. As such, they are typically held to a very high standard in terms of safety. According to Squaw Valley Ski Corporation v. Superior Court, “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.” There is simply no excuse for a bus to ever rear-end another vehicle. This typically takes place because the bus driver is:
A good bus driver is supposed to maintain a safe distance with the vehicle ahead of them. If a bus hits the lead vehicle that is fairly strong evidence that they were following too closely Any person that is injured in an accident with a bus may be able to seek damages through a personal injury claim. Damages may include money for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A bus accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your rights are.
Getting Help After A Bus Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus accident. You may be entitled to financial compensation. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply about making sure that accident victims get all of the medical and financial support that they deserve. In fact, we’ve successfully resolved thousands of personal injury cases. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.