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Dangerous Records for Mega Bus CompaniesThe recent Megabus crash is the fourth collision that has occurred for the low-cost carrier since October 2014. The recent accident happen just south of Indianapolis, Indiana on Interstate 65. Initial reports indicate that the double-decker bus did not provide adequate time or distance to avoid hitting a semi-truck stopped in the roadway. In addition to the initial collision, subsequent passenger vehicles collided into the wreck causing a chain reaction. No one in the other vehicles suffered any life-threatening injuries.

Megabus is a major transportation provider carrying thousands of passengers to their destinations every day. Throughout every year, the company transports more than 18 million passengers across northern America. The company is owned and operated by Coach USA, a recognized interstate commercial carrier with more than 250 buses in their fleet. As a low cost transportation carrier, the bus line offers one-way tickets for as little as one dollar. Because of that, most of the company’s buses traveling the nation’s interstates are filled to capacity.

Even though the 19 injuries occurring in the April, 2015 bus crash were not serious, important questions have been raised about the company’s procedures on maintaining their buses along with driver training and road safety. While the carrier is able to offer low-fare solutions, they also have the ability to avoid various safety rules because they pick up and drop off customers at curbside locations instead of traditional bus terminals. Continue reading ›

Lawsuit Filed Against Bus Operator With Poor Safety RecordHiring an experienced bus accident attorney is the last thing a bus company wants the families to do when a loved one has died in a fatal crash while riding one of their buses. In fact, bus companies will do whatever is necessary to convince family members of deceased victims to accept a quick settlement.

However, this effort by the bus company is usually a “low ball” offer, and not the true value of the case, based on the injuries and damages involved. The bus company recognizes that if the victim hires an attorney and takes the case to trial it could cost them substantially more. However, victims suffering injuries or have died because of the negligent actions of the bus company and/or the driver are entitled to receive fair compensation for their injuries, pain, suffering and damages (view our bus accident page here). The families of deceased victims are entitled to recompense for their loss.

Every year, bus accident victims or their families hire attorneys to achieve a larger verdict or a higher amount through an out-of-court settlement. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have represented bus accident clients. These reputable attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of the devastating financial and physical consequences that a bus accident caused their clients and family.