Liability for accidents in public transport.

The probability that a public transport bus will crash is relatively low. However, statistics mention that a total of 63,000 bus accidents occur each year in the country, leaving approximately 14,000 passengers injured and causing the death of a total of 325 of them.

For these types of accidents, there is a law that protects passengers. It is mentioned that buses must have specific security measures such as more trained drivers to handle buses, more seat belts, and reinforced windows.

There are different reasons why a bus accident occurs; however, the most common are:

  • Negligence
  • Distractions
  • Unfavorable weather 
  • Road conditions and their structure
  • Speeding
  • Wrong or no use of passenger protection

 

In case of being involved in a public transport accident, regardless of the cause or the person responsible, you must receive compensation. The compensation will cover serious injuries that have required hospitalization, medical treatments, surgery, rehabilitation therapies, emotional suffering, or any bill resulting from the accident.

It will be important that when submitting your claim, it is taken into consideration that it must be filed within the first six months after the accident and also that the culprit of the accident is found. It can be a civilian or another car. In this case, you can file a claim against the driver’s insurance to receive the compensation you deserve. On the other hand, the bus driver was likely the cause of the traffic accident, so in this case, you must file the lawsuit with the government since the city’s public transport vehicles fall under their responsibility.

Feel free to contact our team if you require support.

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