It seems like every few months or so there is a tour bus accident that makes the news, many of which have resulted in fatalities. The government is now looking at requiring tour bus companies to install seat belts. The deaths caused by tour bus crashes are typically as a result of passengers being thrown from the vehicle after a roll over. If passengers were wearing seat belts, the number of fatalities would have been much fewer.
Tour bus companies, as well as local transit bus companies and municipalities, have a responsibility to ensure they are providing a safe environment for their passengers to prevent injury and of course death. Even prior to a law requiring seat belts, these bus companies must be vigilant and have a duty to protect your health and safety. If you are ever involved in an accident while riding on a bus and are injured, personal injury attorney Matthew Lopez would be happy to discuss your case with you in person or on the phone. You may be entitled to compensation due to negligence on the part of the bus company.
Call Matthew Lopez Law as soon as possible if you or someone you now have been hurt in a bus accident. Matthew Lopez will explain in detail the process of a person injury case and will begin working on the paperwork immediately.