Tour Bus Accident Attorneys In Los Angeles

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Tour Bus Accident Lawyer

Bus Accident
Downtown Los Angeles.

Ehline Law Firm has vast experience in Casino tour bus cases and many others. Ehline has information and knowledge from taking these cases all the way. For example, perhaps the gambling casino subsidized the casino tour bus operator? Maybe the establishment paid the negligent tour bus operator a commission per passenger or based it upon a percentage of what you and the occupants gambled.

Did you know that the casino could be liable as a joint venturer, partner, or co-venturer of the casino? So this means the gaming venture has some liability for your personal injuries, not just the tour provider and driver. Under the above set of facts, the law imposes upon the casino a duty to make reasonable inspections of tour buses and to ensure the tour bus operator hires responsible employees. They aren’t high on drugs, for example.

Were you injured while on a casino tour to another state other than Las Vegas? Maybe you were hurt during an Indian Casino tour? Ehline is an expert in the nuances, legal theory, and plan of action to get you paid big money in all of these cases.

Call us now to learn more about personal injury compensation or read on. (213) 596-9642.

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Planning on Taking a Casino Tour Bus?

Santa Barbara Tour Bus Accidents
Tour bus off Lincoln Avenue, near Marina del Rey, CA.

The injuries suffered on any casino tour bus accident can range from:

  • Death
  • Severe friction burns
  • Broken ankle
  • Broken bones
  • Coma

Hiring a lawyer helps position you to recover the most money for your past, present, future physical pain, suffering, and economic losses. Bus passengers hurt in a crash should seek an experienced local California tour bus accident attorney for help. Perhaps you purchased cheap casino tour tickets. But maybe afterward, you suffered a tour bus-related injury during a Vegas casino excursion.

  • For example, take the recent Soledad tour bus accident that destroyed many lives, cropping up at an odd time.

Tour Buses – Tour Bus Statistics.

Negligent tour bus operators are not just limited to California. The Federal Transit Administration Regional Administrator in Chicago has decided to bar the Akron Metro Regional Transit Authority. It involves the $622,500 in federal funds they used while still violating the FTA’s charter bus rules.

Other great free educational resources on the dangers of large vehicles on the road are:

What Is A “Casino Tour”?

Ehline Law Firm has dealt with all types of Tour Bus Accident issues. A casino tour is a partnership between gambling casinos and private party charter bus companies. For example, Las Vegas gambling casinos regularly pay bus operators a commission for “herding” tour bus groups together for “casino tours.” Many of these Las Vegas casinos subsidize the tour bus operators from gambling profits. So that way, the tour bus operator can sell bus tickets for below market price.

Aside from the legality of sharing gambling profits with tour bus operators not licensed by the Nevada Gaming Authorities, in Hemsley v. Davis, allegations came forth that many casinos never inspected a single “casino tour” bus for safety. In one case, the driver was not paying attention. Instead of watching the route, he became distracted. He was looking at a small portable TV inattentive to the road's conditions. Also, in that case, the driver was simultaneously changing channels on the radio!

In that case, his vehicle rear-ended another bus, and there was a jackknife-rollover. That case was terrible and became horrific. For example, there was a fatality. And most aboard suffered spine injuries and bones broken from being thrashed around inside the bus. A passenger catapulted through the breakaway windows. But the casinos argued they had no responsibility for the passenger's ejection, even though they appeared sharing profits and losses with many negligent tour bus operators. Unfortunately, some tour bus companies overload their tour buses with luggage and passengers. Also, many have ill-trained or even drug/alcohol abusing bus drivers. Still, other times, improper or illegal problems exist with the buses, making them dangerous.

Are Seatbelts Required For Tour Buses?

Many tour bus companies place profits over people. Tour buses do not always come equipped with seatbelts. We understand the Vehicle Code requires passenger restraining devices in motor vehicles, just not buses. At least one California case says it’s a jury issue whether or not tour bus operators should equip these vehicles with seatbelts. ". . . therefore, the question of negligence and proximate causation for failure to equip the vehicle with seatbelts is a triable issue of fact for the jury." (Greyhound Lines, Inc. v. Super. Ct. (Chisefski) (1970) 3 Cal.App.3d 356, 359-360).

Ehline will put this case in the test with your case. Our firm will be there to fight for your interests if you reside or work in California.  So we can help you collect money to pay back those exorbitant medical bills. Call our 24/7 legal hotline for help.

We help those suffering from:

  • Broken ankles
  • Friction burns
  • Crushed skull
  • Broken legs

But most of all, our bus accident lawyers help with any severe injury caused by the negligent tour bus operator. The reason we serve is that absent negligence; you would still be ok. For example, the tour bus driver may have taken a curb too fast. In that case, the bus could roll over and crush people. But it could also be a sideswiping of a pedestrian or other car.

In any event, if someone died from a casino tour bus, the survivors can sue for money. The survivors can recover damages for emotional distress, loss of consortium, and even physical pain and suffering. You may even get punitive damages due to the casino’s reckless failure as a “common carrier” to reasonably inspect and remediate dangers.

We Fight For Compensation

Michael P. Ehline of Ehline Law Firm in California helps passengers injured while their bus departs from Los Angeles to Las Vegas or vice versa. You may be in dire straits, owing money for hospital bills and lost wages while receiving no income. California tour bus accident attorneys await your essential questions with vital answers. Reach us today by contacting our legal representative at (213) 596-9642.