"The accident wasn't my fault. I couldn't see out of the windows," is not a viable excuse to avoid liability in an automobile accident. The truth is that the saying "a good craftsman never blames his tools" is fairly accurate in motor vehicle collisions as well. A driver does have a duty to properly maintain their vehicle, an issue that has come up in a recent lawsuit against a Megabus company.
The accident occurred on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. The Chicago Bears had taken on the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta. With the unyielding loyalty that many Bears fans have, it was no surprise that many traveled down to watch the game in person. On the return trip, several passengers were delayed -- and seriously injured -- when the Megabus they are chartered slammed into the back of a vehicle that had stalled due to an unrelated accident.