Irvine Bus Accident Cases
Potentially operated by the city of Irvine, Orange County, the state of California, or another type of regional authority, all public bus accident claims are notoriously difficult. Bus accident claims are complex because they generally involve a claim against a government entity. These types of claims will necessarily involve unique legal requirements and statutes of limitation that are best handled by an experienced Irvine bus accident attorney
However, the most important thing to understand is that when a negligent bus driver causes a bus accident, the victim is entitled to file a claim against the government entity responsible for operating that specific bus line.
Bus accident claims are different than most personal injury claims in the state of California, which typically have a statute of limitations of 2 years. For the most part, these types of claims must be presented to the government within 6 months of the accident. Not submitting a claim within 6 months of a bus accident means that a bus accident victim may become ineligible for damages. Don’t allow that to happen.
If you have suffered injuries after a bus accident in the city of Irvine due that was caused by someone’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and possibly more. Please don’t hesitate to contact us 24/7 at (949) 334-9200 or feel free to email us at [email protected] to schedule a free consultation with our experienced, caring and compassionate legal team. At West Coast Trial Lawyers, we are always here to answer any questions you may have about bus accident claims.
The Role Of A Common Carrier
According to the California Civil Code, “a carrier of persons for reward must use the utmost care and diligence for their safe carriage, must provide everything necessary for that purpose, and must exercise to that end a reasonable degree of skill.”
This means that bus drivers who are responsible for transporting people will have a much higher duty of care than other drivers. As mentioned above, a commercial bus operator is generally thought of as a common carrier. A common carrier is any type of business responsible for transporting people or goods for a profit.
Filing A Bus Accident Claim
Bus accidents are caused by a wide variety of factors. They will be discussed in more detail below, but common causes include bus driver or bus company negligence and poorly administered county regulations. However, regardless of the cause, when an individual or group of individuals’ negligence causes a bus accident, they are generally held liable for the injuries and losses they are responsible for causing.
A bus accident injury is a kind of personal injury. Therefore, bus a