Bus companies arrive at the crash scene as soon as possible. They use “accident hotlines” to immediately deploy their lawyers, investigators and adjusters to the scene of a crash. They are not there to help you. They are there to find ways to blame others (including you) for the crash they caused. Their job is to reduce or wipe out what they owe you.
Wasting Time Leads to the Destruction, Modification or Loss of Crucial Evidence.
Your lawyer needs the ability to:
- Get critical data that may exist on the commercial vehicle’s black box that documents:
- The bus speed at impact
- The last time the driver applied the brakes
- Whether the bus was weaving (from fatigue, intoxication, distraction) for the miles up to the crash
- When and if the bus driver made any attempt to avoid the crash
- Download video if cameras exist on the bus or near the crash site. This type of critical evidence is easily destroyed or over written and unavailable within a week or two of your crash.
- Trained expert examination of the accident scene and physical evidence of the crash, which is often only available immediately after the accident. This includes analysis of skid marks and tire gouges in the roadway (before they fade from cars driving over them or weather)
- Expert Inspection and Photography of the bus or truck involved in the accident, which can show damage from the impact and possible contributing factors to the crash.
- A review of the bus company’s dispatch records and the driver’s logbook. It is critical to determine whether the company was acting in accordance with federal and state law and these records can verify how much rest the driver had in the hours and days before your crash.
If you were involved in an accident with a truck or bus, the company involved has most likely already deployed their team of experts to the scene of your crash. You need your legal team deployed as soon as possible
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Our Bus Accident Lawyers Are Changing the Way Bus Companies Do Business
Bus companies talk about “safety” in their advertising. In fact, Greyhound Bus Company advertises “Safety First.” Jon Ostroff and his team of bus safety lawyers have proven that what bus companies really believe is “profit over safety,” because safety costs money. These large companies will spend big money to fight people injured on their buses rather than protecting their passengers. Our team of attorneys is prepared and able to take on these companies.
More than $17 million verdict and paid settlements in recoveries for a group of clients against a national bus company.
$5.5 million verdict with compensatory and punitive damages against Greyhound on behalf of 4 injured passengers.
Mediated settlement for a driver injured in a crash caused by a negligent commercial vehicle driver and company.
$5.7 million settlement for our client who was seriously injured in a crash with a commercial vehicle.