Charter buses are very common and can be a great way to transport members of groups or participants in activities and organizations. In general, charter buses are a very safe method of travel, and can be a fun way to enjoy not only the destination, but also the trip.
However, charter bus accidents do occur. When a passenger of a charter bus is injured in an accident, there may be multiple parties responsible for the injuries. The bus driver may have been driving while under the influence or while distracted, or could have been driving recklessly. The charter bus may have been driving with defective equipment, or may have been improperly maintained. The charter bus company may not have followed proper safety protocols. Normally, the charter bus company is in charge of following regulations, hiring drivers, and maintaining the bus. If the charter bus company takes shortcuts in an effort to save money, it could be found liable if a passenger is injured in an accident.
Unfortunately, there has been a rash of charter bus accidents in recent years. Victims of those accidents are entitled to compensation for their injuries. Typically, they are entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. Cases involving charter buses can be complex, and there may be multiple parties involved. Normally, there must be a detailed investigation into the accident, as well as negotiations with numerous parties, and possibly a court case.
If you have been involved in a charter bus accident, you should speak with an attorney. You may be entitled to compensation. If you are in Houston, call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707, or visit us on Facebook to learn more.