If you have been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another party, you can file a lawsuit to hold the other party liable for the damages you suffered, including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. This is the legal principle behind most personal injury lawsuits, including those involving commercial vehicle accidents.
A typical motor vehicle accident case involves holding a negligent driver liable for damages he or she caused to another person. However, there are many cases where another party may be held liable as well.
For many Cary area residents, taking the bus is a preferred mode of transportation. Bus travel can be efficient and economical. It can also be a great way for people to get to their destination who don't drive or who don't want to drive. Most of the time, taking the bus is a safe way to travel, but occasionally a serious bus accident can occur.
Cary area drivers understand the importance of driving safely. Safe driving is important to those who are driving and for those drivers who meet along the way. With school back in session, it is more important than ever to pay attention to school buses and pedestrians. Unfortunately, a serious truck accident involving a school bus recently occurred in North Carolina.
Most people in the Cary area encounter a commercial vehicle when they drive around on area roads. Most of the time all vehicles, regardless of size, are able to share the roads safely. But, occasionally a commercial vehicle accident occurs that often causes serious injuries.
A bus is a mode of transportation that many people choose to use in the Cary area. A bus is a great way to get places while avoiding traffic and saving money. Usually riding on buses is safe, but occasionally an unexpected commercial vehicle accident occurs that causes injuries.
Riding the train is a popular means of transportation for those on the east coast. Most of the time this is a safe way to travel, but, occasionally, an accident occurs that leads to serious injuries.
Most Cary residents have been on a bus, in a taxi or on a plane. These transportation options are all considered "common carriers". But what are common carriers and what duty do they have to their passengers?
A reckless or negligent driver is not the only cause of a fatal commercial vehicle accident. Highway safety features, even as simple as markings, can prevent crash deaths in North Carolina. For example, the National Transportation Safety Board recently determined that one state's failure to provide sufficient traffic guidance and highway markings caused a March 2016 Greyhound bus accident.
Although this blog has discussed the possible devastating losses a bus or other commercial vehicle accident can cause, some residents of Cary, North Carolina, may not think about school bus accidents. This is especially true for those accidents involving unprotected children moving toward or away from the bus.