Charter and Tour Bus Accidents
Bus accidents can occur on both public and private bus systems. When a bus accident occurs on a public bus, injured parties must seek compensation for their losses from the local or state government responsible for this bus system. Because these bus accident cases involve the government, special laws apply.
When a bus accident involves a privately owned bus, the company may be held responsible for injuries and other losses caused by a bus accident. This would be the case if you suffered harm in an accident involving Greyhound, Caravan, CalTours, Orion Pacific, Royal American Tours, Coach Skyline or any other private charter or professional tour bus operator.
Charter and Tour Bus Accident Laws
Regardless of the type of bus accident, buses are bound by common carrier laws, which required that bus drivers, companies, and other responsible parties use the highest degree of care to ensure the safety and well-being of passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers on the road. When people suffer injuries or other damages in bus accidents, these victims and their families have a legal right to seek the compensation they deserve from those responsible.
At Aitken Aitken Cohn, we are dedicated to helping the victims of bus accidents in Orange County and throughout California. Our attorneys have the resources and experience to handle bus accident cases and are honored to assist those in need of legal advice and representation during the aftermath of such serious accidents. Contact us today to learn more about how we can protect your legal rights and help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Read on to learn more about bus accidents involving charter and tour buses in Southern California. We have helped those who have been injured in the following types of bus accidents:
Caravan Bus Accidents
Caravan is a private tour bus company that runs escorted tours all around California, with popular destinations including the Napa and Sonoma wine regions, San Francisco, Yosemite, Monterey, Santa Barbara, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and Hollywood.
Cal Tours Bus Accidents
Cal Tours, operating tour buses in California since 1924, is a popular bus service with tours originating in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Destinations include Yosemite, Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, Hearst Castle, the Wine Country, and Los Angeles attractions such as Disneyland, movie star mansions, and more.
Orion Pacific Bus Accidents
In 2009, an Orion Pacific Bus full of French tourists crashed on Highway 101 near the coast, killing five people and injuring dozens more. Officials at the family owned, luxury charter coach company based in Orange, California did not comment on the accident or its potential cause.
Royal American Pacific Bus Accidents
In 2008, a woman was killed and another 21 injured when a Royal American Tours & Charter bus drifted off the road going 70 miles per hour on Interstate 40 in the Mohave Desert. This casino tour was en route from Culver City to Laughlin, Nevada. The bus company operates out of Glendale, here in Southern California. Driver negligence was a suspected cause of this bus accident.
Coach Skyline Charter Bus Accidents
Coach Skyline Charter Service is a widely used bus company serving the Los Angeles metropolitan area and other regions in California. More specifically, their services originate throughout five Southern California counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura County. This bus company also runs trips from these counties into Santa Barbara, San Diego, Las Vegas, and other popular locations on the West Coast.