Common carriers, such as bus companies, have a duty to ensure that drivers are properly trained to drive in a safe manner. In fact, the responsibilities that are placed upon common carriers by California laws are much greater than those that are placed on drivers who are operating personal vehicles. When you are injured in an accident while traveling on a common carrier, you will probably look into the possibility of seeking compensation.
One important factor that distinguishes a common carrier from an ordinary driver is that common carriers charge a fee for transporting people or goods from one location to another. Often, these common carriers are operated by a municipality.
When people get onto a bus or another form of transportation provided by a common carrier, they are putting their safety in the hands of the driver. A driver who shirks his or her duties puts those passengers at risk.
If you have been in an accident while traveling on a bus or another vehicle considered a common carrier, you might be facing the prospect of having to take time off of work so that you can heal from the injuries you suffered. You might be facing medical care that can range from short-term for minor injuries to long-term for serious injuries.
Seeking compensation after an accident involving a common carrier might be the answer you need for the puzzling questions of how to pay the bills when you have a reduced or nonexistent income because of the accident. The process of seeking compensation for a common carrier accident isn’t always easy, but we can help you make and execute a plan to seek the compensation you deserve.