The Federal Department of Transportation has reported that 11,000 bus accidents occurred throughout the United States in 2008, which resulted in 24,000 injuries to passengers and other people involved.
By definition, a charter bus is used to carry large groups of passengers on excursions and longer distances between locations. In most cases, these busses have separate cabins for luggage, restrooms, comfortable seats, and other amenities designed for a more comfortable trip. These busses are also an excellent option to save money while also reducing the number of vehicles traveling on our Tennessee roadways.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, our truck accident attorneys at Greg Coleman Law believe that the victims may be entitled to compensation for their losses and damages including; pain and suffering, medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and funeral expenses.
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Types of Coach Bus Crashes
A coach bus is a giant vehicle to be traveling on our Knoxville roadways, thus they may pose a great threat to other drivers who are not paying attention for them. In some cases, these accidents may be caused by the negligent actions of the driver; however the operators of the passenger vehicles sometimes fail to recognize the decreased maneuverability which these busses possess.
Some types of coach bus crashes include:
- Air Brake Failure
- Blind Spots
- Driving Under the Influence
- Head-On Collisions
- Pedestrian Collisions
- Rear-End Collisions
- Rollover Accidents
- Side Impact Collisions
- Texting and Driving
- Under-Ride Collisions
Following these accidents, there may be several different types of injuries as a result. These injuries will typically vary in severity depending on a number of the above factors.
Types of Coach Bus Injuries
In most instances, coach bus injuries will typically vary in severity depending on the speed of the accident, location of the collision, and if the occupants were wearing seatbelts. Typically, these accidents will cause a great amount of damage to the passenger vehicle as there is an enormous amount of force created by these coach buses due to their great size.
Some types of injuries include:
- Bone Fractures
- Broken Glass Injuries
- Dental Injuries
- Dislocated Joints
- Facial Injuries
- Head Injuries
- Internal Injuries
- Loss of Limb
- Nerve Damage
- Seatbelt Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Wrist Injuries
After any type of accident, it is recommended to seek medical attention for any injuries or potential injuries. This will provide you with the necessary medical documents needed by our attorneys to develop a strong case against these negligent drivers.
Coach Bus Liability
When coach bus accidents occur, often times there will be many individuals and entities involved. Thus, there are several complexities involved in charter bus collision lawsuits. In fact, many of the large bus companies have their own investigators that are sent to the scene of the accident in order to extract necessary information from you. These investigators will pretend to be your friend, however they are not and no information about the accident should be shared with these individuals, as this information may be used against you in court.
Some coach bus crash liability cases may include:
If a charger bus collision is caused by poor maintenance of the bus, the bus company could be held liable for the accident. There are several federal regulations which these companies must cooperate with that oversee safety and maintenance procedures. Furthermore, if the bus company hires an unqualified driver, fails to perform a background check, or the driver has a bad record, the bus company may be held liable.
The bus driver may be held liable if the accident was in fact caused by their negligent actions. Of course, the bus company will be named the defendant in a lawsuit which resulted in injuries from the accident itself.
Passenger Vehicle Driver
The driver of the passenger vehicle may be held accountable if the accident was caused by their negligent actions. These types of accidents leave the bus company completely free of any liability during the accident, while the driver of the passenger vehicle holds all of the accountability.
Premises liability can occur if the accident was not caused by the driver, but caused by dangerous conditions on the roadway.
If you have been involved in a bus accident and are curious who holds liability, our attorneys welcome you to contact us today.
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The Knoxville injury attorneys at Greg Coleman Law have decades of experience representing injured victims throughout Knoxville and the entire state of Tennessee. Our team has won over $18 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients and is prepared to put this experience and knowledge to use for your case.
With our primary office in Knoxville, Tennessee, our lawyers are able to serve throughout the entire state and elsewhere.
Some of the local Knoxville areas we serve include:
- Lenoir City
To obtain additional information about our law firm, or would like to schedule an appointment to meet with one of our attorneys, we welcome you to contact us today at (865) 247-0080. Here, a member of our intake team will collect information about your injuries and quickly forward it to an attorney ready to handle your specific case.
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