Schools, municipalities and private companies that operate buses have a high level of responsibility for the safety of their passengers. If you were injured while riding a bus, you may be entitled to damages from whoever was at fault, including the driver of the other vehicle and the governmental body that operated the bus.
The legal team at the Nashville law firm of Bart Durham Injury Law represents people throughout Tennessee who have been injured by the negligence of others. Our lawyers and legal professionals are proud to have represented more than 5,000 clients. Our attorneys provide more than 75 combined years of practice. Call to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys today.
Responsibilities Of Common Carriers To Passengers
There is no room for negligence when you are responsible for the safe transit of people. Examples of the duty of care that bus operators owe to their passengers include:
- Hiring qualified drivers
- Maintaining safety equipment such as brakes, turn signals and brake lights
- Following all federal and state laws that apply to mass transit carriers
For example, Tennessee law prohibits school bus drivers from using handle cellphones while transporting children. School buses cannot exceed the posted speed limit and on unpaved roads cannot exceed 35 miles per hour. School buses must stop before crossing train tracks.
Our Nashville bus accident attorneys do not subscribe to the adage “You can’t fight city hall.” We have always believed that protecting our clients’ rights often means fighting city hall with the most aggressive strategies possible. When a driver in charge of public transportation acts negligently and causes you to suffer catastrophic injuries, or causes the wrongful death of a loved one, you deserve justice.