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Determining Liability in a Bus Accident: Is it the Bus Driver’s Fault?

By Kelly Balamuth on November 6, 2014

A 60-year-old woman was recently killed when she was struck by a tourist bus in San Francisco. The incident took place at a mid-block crosswalk that did not have a traffic signal, according to SFGate.com.

Being hit by a bus is a fate that most people consider unlikely, but when it does happen, it’s the type of accident that reminds everyone that life can change in a split second.  Bus drivers have a duty to avoid running over people who are in the street legally. However, sometimes, bus accidents can happen through no fault of the driver.

For example, an accident may occur because the timing of the city’s traffic signals is inconsistent, the lines on the street are painted poorly, or even the layout of a particular road is dangerous.  When these factors cause an accident, the victim of a bus accident may have a claim against the government agency responsible for the road where the accident occurred.

Any time there is a motor vehicle accident, it is important to determine all the parties who may bear some liability.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a bus crash, contact Northern California car accident attorney Kelly Balamuth as soon as possible. She will listen to the details of your particular situation and evaluate your case. Call (888) 254-1234 for a free initial consultation.

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