Los Angeles Bus Accidents
Roads in Los Angeles have become increasingly congested, and as a result, accidents including bus accidents have become more prevalent. Bus passengers typically expect that they will reach their final destinations safely and unharmed. These expectations are frustrated when buses accidents occur. Typically, these bus accidents occur when passenger cars collide with buses.
Buses are Common Carriers
The law recognizes the responsibility that a bus operator accepts when transporting a large group of passengers for a fee. Buses are considered to be common carriers under the law, and they owe their passengers the utmost duty of care. This is a heightened standard of care.
Shuttle Bus Accident
At Heimanson & Wolf, LLP, we have handled serious bus accidents that have led to severe injuries. For example, we represented a woman who was injured when a shuttle bus drove into the median of a freeway. The bus passenger had several fingers traumatically amputated in the accident. We successfully prosecuted that case and ensured that our client recovered approximately $1 Million for her injuries.