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Georgia Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyers - The Dow Firm, P.C.

Bus Accidents • Commercial Wrecks

The Dow Firm, P.C. - lawyers handling commercial bus & carrier accident injury & death claims

A “common carrier” – a company in the business of transporting passengers for a fee – must exercise extraordinary diligence in protecting the well-being of its customers. Common carriers such as commercial buses, taxi cabs and limousines accept fares from travelers and, in so doing, also accept the uncompromising responsibility to safely transport the travelers to their destinations. In Georgia, state and federal laws govern common carriers. This includes the regulation of common carriers’ drivers’ qualifications as well as the operation and maintenance of the common carriers’ vehicles designed to transport passengers.

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If you are involved in a wreck involving a bus, a taxi or a limo – either as a passenger in such vehicles or as another motorist, bicyclist or pedestrian on the road hit by such vehicles – you should recognize you have legitimate rights that are unshakable by the common carrier. By law, the public is reasonably entitled to expect that a common carrier will exercise the highest possible care in the operation and maintenance of its vehicles as well as in the training and supervision of its drivers.

Commercial drivers in Georgia must be “of temperate habits” and possess “good moral character” in order to qualify to transport passengers for hire. Drivers unfit for duty due to medical conditions or driving history are prohibited from driving by applicable law. And drivers engaged in unsafe driving practices (such as texting, cell phone use, etc.) are similarly hazardous and should not be permitted on the road with the precious cargo of human lives.

Likewise, any commercial vehicle a driver uses to transport passengers must first be inspected and determined to be in a completely operative condition with properly functioning lights, brakes and other safety equipment. Poorly maintained commercial vehicles (even those slightly in disrepair in significant areas) are not permitted on Georgia’s roadways.

The law strictly prohibits common carriers and drivers from imperiling the public aboard their vehicles and on the roadway and The Dow Firm, P.C. serves that law, prosecuting personal injury and wrongful death claims against negligent carriers and their professional drivers.

Contact The Dow Firm, P.C. today for a free consultation or call (912) 264-1919.

The Dow Firm, P.C. is proud to offer services and represent clients with commercial bus crash injuries in Glynn County (Brunswick, Country Club Estate, Dock Junction, Everitt, Jekyll Island, Sea Island, Sterling, St. Simons Island and Thalman), Brantley County (Atkinson, Hickox, Hoboken, Hortense, Lulaton, Nahunta, Trudie and Waynesville), Camden County (Colesburg, Dover Bluff, Harrietts Bluff, Kings Bay Base, Kingsland, St. Marys, Tarboro, Waverly, White Oak and Woodbine), Wayne County (Jesup, Odum and Screven), McIntosh County (Cox, Crescent, Darien, Eulonia, Pine Harbour, Ridgeville, Shellman Bluff, South Newport, Townsend and Valona), Pierce County (Blackshear, Bristol, Mershon, Offerman and Patterson), Chatham County (Bloomingdale, Garden City, Georgetown, Isle of Hope-Dutch Island, Montgomery, Port Wentworth, Pooler, Savannah, Skidaway Island, Thunderbolt, Tybee Island, Whitmarsh Island, Wilmington Island and Vernonburg) and counties throughout the state of Georgia.

The Dow Firm, P.C. is located in Brunswick, GA, however, our firm is able to manage bus accident cases and any type of personal injury case in Georgia.

Call us today at (912) 264-1919.

Bus Accidents and Injuries