San Francisco Bus Accident: Pedestrian Injured In Tenderloin Bus Accident On Market Street
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (July 20, 2020) – A pedestrian was injured in a bus accident in the Tenderloin District along Market Street.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 3:15 p.m. For reasons that remain under investigation a pedestrian was hit by an outbound T-Third line shuttle bus.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help the victim. They were taken to the San Francisco General Hospital.
An investigation into the cause of the car accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In San Francisco Bus Accidents
Buses are particularly dangerous to pedestrians both because of their size and large blind spots. According to the FMCSA, “In 2017, 4,889 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes, a 9-percent increase from 2016. Although the number of large trucks and buses in fatal crashes has increased by 42 percent from its low of 3,432 in 2009, the 2017 number is still 7 percent lower than the 21st-century peak of 5,231 in 2005.” Victims of bus accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries such as:
- Broken bones
- Head trauma
- Organ damage
Buses are considered “common carriers” under the law and are held to a very high standard in terms of safety. According to Acosta v. Southern California Rapid Transit Dist., “Common carriers bind themselves to carry safely those whom they take into their vehicles, and owe both a duty of utmost care and the vigilance of a very cautious person towards their passengers. Such carriers are responsible for any,even the slightest, negligence and are required to do all that human care,vigilance, and foresight reasonably can do under all the circumstances.” Victims of bus accidents are protected by a number of laws.
Any person that is injured in a bus accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. The FMCSA requires buses that can carry 16 or more passengers to have at least $5,000,000 worth of liability coverage. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Many accident victims may not realize the full extent of heir injuries until several months after an accident. A bus accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A San Francisco Bus Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim of this accident in the Tenderloin District. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police as they continue their investigation. It is our sincere hope that measures will be put in place to help prevent additional accidents like this.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a bus accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.