On November 6, 2020, our client, a resident of Toledo, Ohio, was riding a Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) bus. The negligent bus operator was driving about 30 miles per hour on Starr Avenue in Toledo, Ohio, when he suddenly slammed on the brakes. The unexpected stop caused our client to be forcefully ejected from his seat and land on the floor.
Our client was seriously injured due to the bus driver’s negligence. As such, we at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices are seeking appropriate compensation on his behalf.
Establishing the Defendants’ Negligence
The at-fault bus driver had a duty to exercise care and caution for the safety of his passengers. However, our client suffered severe injuries as a direct result of the defendant’s sudden stop. The bus driver was acting in the scope of his employment at the time of the accident, so TARTA is also vicariously liable for our client’s damages.
Additionally, TARTA is directly liable for entrusting its vehicle with a careless driver. As a result of the defendants’ negligence, our client sustained significant injuries including, but not limited to, fractures to his lumbar spine, thoracic spine, and right rib. He also experienced physical, mental, and emotional pain and suffering.
Our client believes that his injuries are permanent, meaning he will continue to incur medical costs and other losses. Our legal team is working tirelessly to recover past and future damages from both defendants on our client’s behalf.
Contact an Attorney Today
Bus drivers and other common carriers are responsible for keeping their passengers safe. If you were injured while riding a public transit vehicle, you should reach out to a lawyer right away. Call Charles E. Boyk Law Offices today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you.