Although MARTA bus drivers have a responsibility to show “extraordinary care” in performing their duties, passengers can suffer injuries due to negligent actions. Claiming compensation when you have an accident on a bus that results in injury is a complex process. An experienced personal injury lawyer can assess your circumstances and offer representation.
A bus driving at excessive speeds can lead to passenger injuries. If you stumble, fall, twist a limb or bang your head because the driver was going over the speed limit, you may have a case for compensation.
Your personal injury lawyer will support you in gathering evidence and examining how the law applies in regard to filing a claim against the common carrier. At Conley Griggs Partin LLP, we invite you to engage with our team for a bus accident consultation.
Cell Phone Distracted Driving
Cell phones are often involved in accidents resulting from distracted driving. A bus driver has a responsibility for your safety, which means his or her eyes should be focused on the road. If a phone call or text caused a distraction, you may have a compensation case.
Distracted driving is illegal in Georgia. A driver who is looking at or using a cell phone prior to an accident is considered “at-fault” in any accident. If you witnessed the bus driver using a cell phone while the vehicle was in motion, share this information with your personal injury lawyer.
Bus Driver DUI
It is illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol, drugs or any other banned substance. Most bus drivers take their duty of care seriously; however, there are those exceptions that break the rules. Putting the lives of passengers at risk is a serious breach of a bus driver’s responsibility.
There are several ways in which a bus driver or the bus company may be liable for your injuries. To discuss the best legal approach for pursuing compensation, speak to an attorney at Conley Griggs Partin LLP today.
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