Can You Sue a Bus Company or Public Transportation for Negligence?

How to proceed in a lawsuit will depend on whether the bus company is privately owned or operated by a state or local government.

For example, a school bus may be owned by either a government entity or private company:

  • In the event that your accident was caused by a privately owned bus, the process will follow customary procedures for negligence and personal injury cases.
  • If the bus company is owned by a government agency, you may have to go through a different legal process. However, there are still special procedural requirements that you will have to follow and there might be limits on how much money you can get for your claim. You should speak to a lawyer as soon as possible.