Below is information about a tour bus accident our lawyers investigated for several clients. Their efforts resulted in money settlements for our clients.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a tour bus rolled over at about 3:20, November 18, 2009, on I-90 near Austin, Minnesota. It was headed eastbound on I-90 when it crossed into the westbound lanes and rolled over.
The accident killed two people and seriously injured several others. The bus was owned by Bold Lines, Inc., doing business as Strain Tours, of Rochester, MN.
Minnesota Tour Bus Accident Law
Tour buses should be extremely safe, and under Minnesota law, it is the responsibility of charter companies like Strain Tours to make sure that passengers on their buses arrive safely at their destinations. Buses are common carriers under both Minnesota and federal law. As such they are obligated to provide a high level of safety to their passengers.
Tour bus companies are legally responsible for personal injuries to passengers if the driver was negligent, poorly trained, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or if the bus was not properly maintained. When our law firm takes a personal injury case, we look for evidence regarding this.
Under Minnesota law, if a personal injury occurs because the carrier was not in compliance with safety regulations, the carrier may have total liability for personal injuries. A traffic law or other safety violation is prima facie evidence of negligence, meaning negligence will be found if there was not a very good excuse for the violation.
Personal Injury Settlement from Tour Bus Company
If someone is injured in a tour bus accident, they can sue for a money settlement, which can include amounts for the following: medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, loss of quality of life, and other damages. If someone is killed, their family can file a wrongful death lawsuit. If you would like to talk to a bus accident lawyer, contact our law firm at 1-888-377-8900.