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ATTACKED OR ASSAULTED BY ANOTHER PERSON ON THE BUS?

A common carrier may also have a duty to protect passengers from assault by another passenger. To establish such a claim, it is necessary to prove that the bus company knew, or by using the highest care, should have known that a passenger was reasonably likely to attack another person and that, by using the highest care, it could have prevented or reduced the harm from the attack. The California Supreme Court has noted the special relationship a bus driver has to the passengers, as passengers are seated together with the means of entry and exit under the exclusive control of the driver and with no control over who is admitted on the bus; furthermore, if trouble arises, passengers are wholly dependent on the bus driver to summon help or to provide a means of escape.

BUS LIABILITY TO NON-PASSENGERS

If a bus driver negligently operates a bus that hits and injures a pedestrian or an occupant of another vehicle, the bus driver’s employer is responsible for the driver’s negligence under a doctrine known as vicarious liability. Pursuant to vicarious liability, an employer is responsible for harm caused by its employees while such employees are acting within the scope of their employment.

Many buses are operated by governmental entities, including cities and counties. Claims against such governmental entities must be brought pursuant to the California Tort Claims Act. Government Code § 815.2 states that a public entity is liable for injury proximately caused by an act or omission of an employee of the public entity within the scope of his employment. The governmental entity will, therefore, typically be held responsible for the negligence of its employee bus drivers.