Tourist Bus Accidents in San Diego
Seeking Compensation for Public Transpiration Accidents
Many tourist bus passengers flock to San Diego every year to lounge on the sandy beaches, enjoy the beautiful weather and sunshine, dine on delicious meals, and enjoy the exciting entertainment options. Unfortunately, not all vacations go smoothly.
While tourist buses can be a fun, efficient way to explore a popular destination or area, they can also expose passengers to serious injuries should an accident occur. People should be able to ride charter or tour buses without fear of injury—especially since public transportation authorities owe a high duty of care to their passengers. Unfortunately, thousands of injuries still occur from bus accidents every year.
Why Hire Our San Diego Bus Accident Attorneys?
Our award-winning San Diego accident attorneys have handled a broad range of public transportation cases involving wrongful death and personal injury. With 10.0 Superb Avvo ratings, selection among “The Best Lawyers in America,” and inclusion in San Diego Super Lawyers® Top 50 list, The McClellan Law Firm is a firm you can trust. We have the credibility, results, and integrity to back our work up. Our team is here to represent tour bus passengers, motor vehicle drivers, and pedestrians who have been hurt in a public transportation accident.
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Determining the Cause of a Bus Accident
Tour buses are considered common carriers. That means they must maintain a high degree of care and diligence for the safety of their passengers. If a tourist bus driver fails to adhere to traffic laws, is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or commits any other violations, they may be considered responsible for the crash and any resulting damages to passengers, pedestrians, or other drivers.
Some of the most common causes of bus accidents / injuries include:
- Failure to ensure all passengers are fully seated before moving the bus
- Speeding or other reckless driving behaviors
- Distracted driving, including texting, talking on the phone, eating, and drinking
- Bus driver who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failure to follow proper safety protocols and traffic laws
- Dangerously designed intersections or roadway defects
- Lack of maintenance or inspection of vehicle
If you were injured on a bus under Old Town Trolley Tours San Diego, San Diego Scenic Tours, San Diego Seal Tour, Five Star Tours, or any other local or national tourist bus company, we are here to help. Our tour bus accident attorneys are not afraid to take on major bus and charter companies on behalf of injury victims.
What Parties Can Be Held Liable for a Tour Bus Crash?
Liability is one of the most important aspects of any accident case. It is also one of the most difficult aspects to determine and prove. Working with a bus accident lawyer in San Diego can help you ensure the proper parties are identified and held accountable for their negligent or reckless actions.
For example, the following parties may be liable in a bus accident:
- The bus driver
- Other vehicle drivers on the road
- The charter / tourist bus owners
- Manufacturer or mechanic that performed work on the bus
- Tourist organization that contracted the bus
Depending on the details of your tourist bus accident, multiple parties may be held liable for contributory negligence. When you work with The McClellan Law Firm, you can be confident knowing our accident lawyers have the experience and insight to handle complex bus cases. Since 1987, our litigation firm has been fighting for the rights of injury and accident victims.
Our San Diego personal injury lawyers have been recognized time and time again for their effective legal representation. In fact, we have won more than 130 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million each on behalf of our clients.
We are trusted advocates for the injured. Call The McClellan Law Firm today at (619) 215-1488.