California is an exciting tourist destination, but when tourists fly into our beautiful state, they usually don’t bring vehicles. This means that they either have to rent a car — which is prohibitively expensive — or they navigate the use public and private bus transportation. It is very common to see large private tour buses loaded with tour groups and visitors.
In most cases, private and public buses are a very safe means of transportation. However, unsafe drivers, negligent drivers bad maintenance, dangerous road conditions and defective parts can cause these giant vehicles to get into injurious and deadly accidents just like any other vehicle on the road.
In some situations, accidents and associated deaths and injuries are the direct fault of the company or authority in charge of the bus. In other situations, they are the direct fault of a bus or motor vehicle part manufacturer, or the fault of another driver on the road. It may be difficult to pinpoint who exactly was at fault — and it could be that multiple parties were at fault — in a bus accident, but one thing is certain. The crash will not be the fault of injured or deceased bus passengers.
At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, we are passionate advocates for any person who has been hurt — and for the family members of people who have been killed — due to the negligence or unlawful activity of others. If you believe you have a potential lawsuit regarding a bus-related injury or death, we are available to review the facts of your case and advise you of your legal rights and options.