Whether it be school buses, Marta buses, tour buses, or airport buses, buses drive alongside with us on the road every day. While bus accidents are rare, they can lead to serious injuries due to their size and weight and because the drivers can be distracted by their passengers. These accidents are more frequent in larger cities or around college campuses, especially to pedestrians and bicyclists.
Buses are often be classified as common carriers, which have a duty to provide a higher standard of care for their passengers. Unfortunately, they do not have a duty to provide a higher standard of care for motorists and drivers at large. They do, however, have to keep detailed logs and submit to drug testing after an accident, which may be useful in the claims process. With these complex issues, you need an experienced lawyer with a history of handling bus accident cases.
If you need help navigating a bus accident injury claim, please contact us through our website or call Matthew Hollingsworth directly at (770) 330-3415.