Frequently Asked Questions
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If a pedestrian is struck by a bus while walking or waiting for the bus, who or what entity can be sued?
Bringing a claim against the bus company will depend upon if the bus company or driver acted negligently. Just as with everyone who is injured in a collision with a motor vehicle, a case can be filed against any entity or person whose wrongful actions led to your injuries. This might be the bus operator, the bus owner, or the owner of an illegally parked car that blocked the bus drivers’ view of you on the street. Another possibility is a suit against a public entity that did not maintain the sidewalk/crosswalk where you were struck.