Commuting by bus has become a popular method of transportation for LA residents. As highway congestion continues to increase, more commuters are electing to let someone else do the driving, rather than sit in traffic. However, more commuter buses on the roads and highways mean more bus accidents.
Weather conditions, negligence, defective equipment and poor maintenance lend to bus crashes. As a passenger, you are entitled to safe transportation associated with being a common carrier; this is a higher level of duty than that owed to pedestrians and drivers of other vehicles. If you have been injured as the result of a Los Angeles bus accident, you may be able to file a claim against the service provider for damages. It doesn’t matter if you are a commuter on the bus, or injured elsewhere in the accident.