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Who is liable for damages when a bus driver causes an accident?

On Behalf of | Feb 22, 2023 | Uncategorized |

For many Seattle commuters, public transportation is the best way to get to and from work. It can save time and money. There are different forms of public transportation in the Seattle area, but buses are one of the main forms that people use.

Unfortunately, while they can provide an efficient form of transportation for many people, buses also can pose a danger to other drivers on the roads. Buses are much larger than most other passenger vehicles on the roads, so bus accidents can cause significant damage.

Bus drivers need to maintain their schedules as best they can and there are times when they may take chances they should not take and hit other vehicles while trying to stay on schedule. This can leave the driver and passengers of the other vehicles in a difficult position especially if they suffer significant injuries as a result.

Public entities may be liable for bus drivers’ negligence

The victims of most motor vehicle accidents usually need to deal with private insurance companies to obtain the compensation they need and deserve after the accident. The rules are a little different when public buses are involved. There are different rules for how to bring a claim against state and local government agencies.

Bus accidents can leave victims with severe injuries, which entail enormous medical costs and other damages. At Dubin Law Group, our attorneys have handled many cases involving public transportation and understand what to expect when trying to obtain compensation from public entities.