Bus accidents can lead to lawsuits

The recent tragedy in Chattanooga that led to the death of the elementary school students on the bus is something that no parent should have to go through. That tragedy is a very solemn reminder that nobody is guaranteed to see a loved one again when they part ways for the day, or even for a few hours.

Losing a loved one in an accident is something that is always terrible. When the accident was on a vehicle like a school bus — one that supposed to be safe — the horror increases. We know that you are probably in shock about your loved one’s death. Even if the accident didn’t involve any fatalities, there is a good chance that it has still altered lives.

We understand that you might not be sure where to turn now. We can’t take away your pain, but we can provide you with an avenue to hold the driver of the bus accountable for the accident. You can opt to file a lawsuit for the accident. This would be a wrongful death lawsuit if you lost a loved one or a personal injury lawsuit if you were injured.

It is imperative that we get the facts about the accident straight. In some cases, you might be able to seek compensation from more than one party. In the case of a bus accident, this could be the driver, the bus company, the insurance company or other parties. We need to determine who to hold liable so that we can list them as defendants in the claim.