Charter Bus Accidents
Charter bus accidents cause injuries that can be severe or catastrophic, and often much more so than a passenger vehicle accident.
Charter buses are often hired by sports teams, bands, tourists, and private companies, and are 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 while driving a car, as most buses are not equipped with safety belts.
The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) regulates motor coaches, and requires operators follow safety rules, including rules about how long drivers can operate in one day, and how buses must be maintained.
Our lawyers have worked with insurance companies and clients involved in charter bus accidents for years. Our clients have been victims of a charter bus and pedestrian accident, as well as bus passengers during an accident. They 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 know what an impact a charter bus accident can have on someone’s life, and on the lives of those around them whether that is as 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 will always work hard, and will treat 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.
According to a 2012 NIH study on bus accident severity in the US, 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.”
Here at PCVA we regard a successful claim as one in which the client receives a settlement that will allow them to recover after their accident both financially, and in terms of their injuries. We also aim to provide clients with a settlement that will fully compensate them for their losses both in the short term, and in the future.
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Let our knowledgeable and well versed auto accident lawyers do the hard work for you so that you can relax and recover. With PCVA lawyers on your case, you won’t have to deal with insurance companies, and you won’t have to pay anything unless we successfully settle your case. So get in touch now.