What to Do When The Insurance Company Offers a Lowball Settlement in Ohio
Posted in: Bus Accidents
More than 750 million people travel by bus each year in the United States. Because they are often a cheaper mode of transportation than airlines or trains, charter buses have become increasingly popular over the past ten years.
But accidents involving large motor carriers and private charter buses are more common than most realize. If you or a loved one was injured in an Ohio charter bus accident due to negligence, contact the bus accident lawyers with KNR as soon as possible. Call KNR at 1-800-HURT-NOW today for a free, no-risk consultation.
Most charter bus accidents are preventable. According to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, common causes of charter bus accidents include:
Determining who was responsible for causing the accident in question is essential if you want to pursue a financial recovery for the losses related to your charter bus crash.
If the charter bus driver was careless in operating such a large vehicle and collided with your car, the driver would likely be to blame. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to pursue a claim against the driver or the bus company that employed the driver.
In some cases, you may have been a passenger on a charter bus and injured in a collision because the brakes were not properly inspected. In this case, the charter company or the organization responsible for maintaining the vehicle would be liable.
No matter the circumstances, if you’re hurt by a charter bus, the best way to uncover how your accident happened and who may be liable for compensating you for your losses is to speak with a lawyer. Your attorney can investigate, identify all the parties involved, collect the evidence you’ll need, and file claims against all the liable insurance policies.
Charter bus companies, which are part of the larger motorcoach industry, are subject to specific state and federal safety regulations that govern the operation and maintenance of commercial passenger carrier vehicles.
Specifically, under Ohio law, common carriers and charter buses must maintain standards for the safe transportation of passengers from one place to another. They must also carry sufficient insurance in the event of an incident.
Any private bus that takes passengers to their destination could be described as a charter bus. And while charter bus companies vary in size and scope of operation, some common examples of charter bus services in Ohio include:
It is the responsibility of the driver to ensure that charter buses are operated in a safe and responsible manner. The owner of commercial charter buses must comply with federal and safety regulations, properly maintain vehicles, and ensure that drivers are adequately trained.
Multiple parties may be responsible when a passenger is injured in a charter bus accident caused by negligence. Every case is unique, and liability will depend on the unique circumstances surrounding the accident.
If you have suffered injuries in a charter bus accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to obtain compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.
With the help of our attorneys, you may be able to recover compensation for:
Here at Kisling, Nestico & Redick, our personal injury attorneys have more than five centuries of combined experience helping accident victims recover the compensation they deserve, and we have the resources to handle complex charter bus accident cases.
Kisling, Nestico & Redick will immediately begin investigating your accident to determine liability and build a strong argument in support of your claim against the charter bus company, driver, and any other liable party.
Our firm has obtained countless favorable settlements and verdicts on behalf of accident victims, and we will work tirelessly to achieve the maximum compensation available in your case. We are here to help guide you throughout the legal process, and we understand that every case is unique.
Let us investigate your charter bus accident, collect the evidence, work with your doctors, and illustrate the full impact of the harm done so you recover the max compensation available.
At KNR, our attorneys will:
Call us at 1-800-HURT-NOW or fill out our online contact form to arrange a free initial consultation with one of our talented Ohio truck accident lawyers. At KNR, we believe in no recovery, no fees — you will never be asked to pay a fee unless you successfully obtain compensation for your case.