Bus accidents are all too common on California roadways. Fortunately for both those who ride buses and other drivers and passengers on the road, the federal government is cracking down on unsafe buses in California; recently issuing an order that shut down five “unsafe” bus companies.
For example, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ordered Los Angeles-based bus company “It’s Good Promotion” to stop operations immediately after finding 17 serious safety defects in one of the company’s buses. Both state and federal law mandates that bus drivers and the companies who employ them maintain certain safety standards. If you or a loved on was injured as a result of negligence on the part of the bus company or bus driver, contact an experienced auto accident lawyer in Los Angeles immediately.
What’s more, after further investigation, officials uncovered that It’s Good Promotion was shadily allowing at least four other previously shutdown bus companies to continue operating by using its name and federal registration. Violations by the unsafe bus company included: allowing a driver who tested positive for illegal drugs to continue driving; employing drivers who did not have valid U.S. commercial driver’s licenses; not maintaining buses properly. There are many other ways an business could carelessly operate a bus.
While federal officials have been able to shut down a handful of rogue bus companies, there are many bus companies who are operating budget buses at low costs and ignoring the safety of their passengers. As we stated above, bus companies have a responsibility and a legal obligation to ensure that passengers are transported safely. Whether you are riding on a Hollywood tour bus or on another ‘fun’ bus tour, make sure that you and your loved ones are protected.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus crash, discuss your legal right to seek compensation for damages (such as medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and emotional distress) with an aggressive accident attorney in Los Angeles. If they engaged in any careless or negligent activities, the bus company might be liable for your injuries.
BIKLAW attorneys have represented victims of serious auto accidents in many lawsuits. Contact them today to discuss your potential case.