Were You Injured in a Bus Accident in Nebraska?
While bus accidents are rare in Nebraska, they do happen, and when they do, they often result in massive injuries or multiple deaths. At Friedman Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O. in Lincoln, Nebraska, our lawyers have extensive experience representing the victims of all types of motor vehicle accidents, including accidents involving common carriers such as buses. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your rights.
Common Carriers Have a Higher Duty of Care
When we board a bus, we trust that the vehicle has been properly maintained and that the driver is qualified to drive the vehicle. However, serious injury and deaths can result from negligence such as:
- Failure of the driver to maintain control of the vehicle
- Tire blowouts that can cause rollovers
- Failure of bus safety equipment due to lack of maintenance
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Common carriers such as buses and taxi cabs have a higher duty of care toward their passengers than drivers of other vehicles. For example, if you are passenger in a car, the driver only needs to exercise "reasonable care" to prevent passenger injury. The driver of a common carrier such as bus or taxi must use the "highest care" to secure safety of passengers. In other words, the driver must do all that he or she can do to avoid harm to passengers. Special rules apply to securing the safety of children and disabled passengers.
Free Attorney Consultation
To arrange a free consultation with a lawyer at our firm, call 888.419.6876 or fill out the contact form on this Web site. While our law office is in Lincoln, we represent bus crash victims throughout Nebraska.