Although the injuries sustained may be similar at times, accidents involving a commercial bus or school bus can be far more complicated for victims than even serious accidents involving only passenger vehicles. In a typical car accident claim, the victim is generally only dealing with his or her own insurance company and the other driver’s insurance company. In a bus accident claim, the victim may:
- Be only one of multiple people injured.
- Require extensive treatment for severe injuries due to the greater size and weight of a bus.
- File a claim against multiple parties—such as the bus owner, the bus operator, the driver, or the person responsible for maintenance of the vehicle.
- Be going up against a large company that has extensively prepared itself to minimize financial losses in the event of an accident.
Because of these and other complications, bus accident claims can quickly become overwhelming for individuals and families. Even in cases where the bus company is obviously at fault for what happened, victims can run into unexpected delays, denials, low offers, and pressure from the bus company’s insurance adjustors.
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