When you are traveling to tourist destinations, you may find the use of a tour bus especially helpful. However, just as with any type of vehicle, accidents can occur involving these buses. In the eyes of the government, a tour bus is referred to as a “common carrier.” This is a type of vehicle that has one specific job: transporting people or goods from one place to another for compensation purposes. These types of vehicles have to follow a standard duty of care and regard the safety of their passengers. This means that, if they are not following traffic laws or making dangerous maneuvers on the roads, they are disobeying their standard duty of care.
Who is Liable?
If you have been injured in a tour bus accident, the first thing that you must think about is who was negligent. Did the accident happen because another driver was not paying attention and hit the bus? Or was the bus driver acting negligently and talking on a cell phone when the accident occurred? Figuring out who the negligent entity is will help you greatly in regards to your case.
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The truth is, in these types of cases, there are multiple entities that may be found responsible for your accident. For one, it could be the bus drivers themselves, or it could be the company who was contracted to provide service. The entities could be held liable for contributory negligence if they are partially to blame for these accidents. Regardless of who was negligent in your case and what you can prove, you should always have a personal injury attorney on your side to help you. Call us today for more help with your case.