The average full-sized, fully loaded bus weighs nearly 40,000 pounds. That means the damages can be catastrophic anytime a collision occurs. Just like auto accidents, there are many factors that lead to bus collisions, and many of them are avoidable. Driver negligence, distracted driving, poor maintenance, poor training, drugs or alcohol use, and malfunctioning equipment are leading causes in bus crashes.
Tabor Law Firm has experience with collisions involving all types of buses that share the roads in communities across Indiana, including school buses, private coaches, and public transportation buses.
How We Build Strong Cases
Much like in trucking accidents, we will look at every potential responsible party. Usually the bus company will have insurance coverage for both themselves as well as their bus operator. That means the bus company will dedicate considerable resources to limiting their overall exposure. We know how to level the playing field.
- We'll figure out who's responsible: We will want to examine all evidence, including your bus ticket and any police reports, to establish who is at fault in a timely manner. We will work with outside experts to help conduct our investigation. We have a nationwide network of experts at the top of their fields who we can call on.
- Where did the accident happen: We'll discuss where the bus collision happened. For example, if it happened outside of Indiana, we will look to apply the laws of the state in which the bus collision occurred. We can help you no matter where your accident happened.
- What observations did you make regarding the incident: We'll talk about where you were seated in the bus at the time of the crash, and also discuss anything unusual you may have noticed about the bus or bus driver.
If you are a passenger on a bus, and the bus driver is at fault, you will need to make arrangements with your health insurance carrier to pay your bills until your case is resolved against the bus company. Often, your health insurance carrier will want to be reimbursed at the time of settlement. Tabor Law Firm can assist and counsel you through how to get your medical billing paid while your case is pending.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you believe you or your loved one has suffered an injury due to the negligence of a bus driver or company, talk to Tabor Law Firm today. Our lawyers have the experience to help you secure the fair compensation you deserve. To learn more, call our office in Indianapolis at 317-236-9000 or toll-free at 800-266-7103.