The Milpitas bus system takes hundreds of area residents to and from their jobs, schools and other locations on a daily basis. According to California’s common carrier law, “care and diligence” must be used by bus companies and the operators they employ when they serve passengers.
Passengers entrust their lives to the Milpitas bus system when they ride, and this trust is violated when the common carrier law is breached. If a bus accident occurs, because of either driver negligence or mechanical problems, passengers may suffer injuries that devastate their ability to maintain the quality of life to which they are accustomed. Milpitas Bus Accident Lawyers can help passengers affected by these accidents get the financial compensation they deserve.
Investigations of Bus Operator Driving Records
Milpitas Bus Accident Lawyers are experienced at handling investigations of a variety of accidents that involve buses, including those serving schools, charter services, tour companies and public transportation systems. In any bus accident investigation, a main point of concern is the part played by the bus driver. To determine whether the bus driver in question has ever been implicated in other vehicular accidents, our lawyers review the bus operator’s driving history. If the bus company is found to have retained a bus operator with a bad driving record, the bus company may be considered negligent in court and required to compensate victims.
Investigations of Bus Maintenance Practices
Questions regarding fleet maintenance schedules and inspection records are also important in investigations of bus accidents. Because buses are driven heavily for many miles on a regular basis, significant maintenance is essential to ensure that they function properly. When a bus company fails to carry out regular inspections and repair any problems that are found, its buses are more likely to malfunction and its passengers are placed at risk of injury.
Legal Representation for Passengers Injured in Bus Accidents
Due to obstacles put in place by corporate bureaucracy and insurance companies that cover bus companies, injured passengers are likely to face significant challenges if they try to get financial compensation without experienced legal representation. In some cases, insurance companies offer unfairly low settlements to passengers. By hiring Milpitas Bus Accident Lawyers, injured passengers will know whether offered settlements are acceptable. Passengers who receive major injuries from bus accidents may need expensive, possibly long-term medical care or physical rehabilitation, increasing their medical costs as a result. In these cases, a single settlement from the bus company may not be sufficient to cover out-of-pocket costs for medical care. By fighting for injured bus passengers in court, Milpitas Bus Accident Lawyers help clients get the financial compensation to which they are entitled.