Charter bus accidents cause injuries that can be severe or catastrophic, and often much more so than a passenger vehicle accident.
Charter buses are commonly hired by sports teams, bands, tourists and private companies, and they can be a nice way to get around as a group. Usually, a private company operates the charter bus line. If the bus is involved in an accident, the riders can suffer injuries worse than those of a car accident, as most buses are not equipped with safety belts.
Did you know? The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates motor coaches and requires operators to follow safety rules, including rules about how long drivers can operate in one day and how buses must be maintained. Our attorneys look closely at whether charter bus drivers were violating FMCSA regulations when working on charter bus accident cases.
We Have Worked On Both Sides Of Charter Bus Cases
Our lawyers have worked with insurance companies and clients involved in charter bus accidents for years. We obtained a $5 million confidential settlement for a client injured in a charter bus and pedestrian accident. We have also represented people who suffered accidental injuries as bus passengers. Our attorneys have dealt with numerous clients who have suffered extensive injuries as a result of other people’s mistakes. As a result, our team of lawyers understands the impact a charter bus accident can have on someone’s life and on the lives of those around them whether that is a result of long-term injuries or the costly medical care needed.
What’s more, our lawyers know the steps needed to ensure that the strongest case possible is built. We always work hard and approach each and every case on an individual basis. Our lawyers know what to expect from charter bus accident cases, how to deal with insurance companies and how to help clients on their road to recovery.
Did you know? According to a 2012 NIH study on bus accident severity in the U.S., accident severity increases: “(i) for young bus drivers under the age of 25; (ii) for drivers beyond the age of 55, and most prominently for drivers over 65 years old; (iii) for female drivers; (iv) for very high (over 65 mph) and very low (under 20 mph) speed limits; (v) at intersections; (vi) because of inattentive and risky driving.” Whatever your vulnerabilities before a bus accident, we will pursue the resources you need for recovery.
Here at Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC, we regard a successful claim as one in which the client receives a settlement or verdict that allows them to recover both financially and in terms of their injuries. We also aim to provide clients with an award that will fully compensate them for their losses both in the short term and in the future.