Atlanta Tour Bus Accident Attorneys Discuss Options for People Involved in Collisions While Traveling in Georgia


April 04, 2014

Our Atlanta accident attorneys recognize that most people have ridden on a shuttle bus when traveling to an airport, hotel or a sightseeing excursion. However, people away from home for a vacation or on a business trip can face an array of complications if they are involved in a collision while riding in a shuttle bus, taxicab or limousine. If you are involved in a motor vehicle collision while using these modes of transportation on a trip, you can face logistical challenges created by the distance when you seek compensation for your injuries. Many families and college students are using spring break or Easter to visit family or seek a much needed break from the everyday pressures of work and school. Some of these travelers will be involved in motor vehicle accidents when using for hire transportation services, so we have provided some suggestions.

Although you may not expect to be involved in a collision while entrusting your safety to a professional transportation company, a recent serious shuttle bus accident in Virginia provides a reminder that this kind of accident can land you in the hospital with serious injuries. The shuttle bus hit a guardrail and overturned. Media reports indicate that a speeding passenger vehicle swerved into the lane in which the bus was traveling. The witnesses also reported that the bus swerved to avoid being hit by the car and ran off the road before striking a guardrail and rolling over. The accident resulted in at least one fatality while 16 others had to be transported to hospitals for treatment. Montlick and Associates wishes to express our condolences to the accident victims and their families.

This tragic accident serves as evidence that collisions can happen anytime someone is traveling in a motor vehicle. The cause of a bus accident, taxi accident, limousine crash or other collision involving a professional transportation service may include the following:

  1. Improper screening during the hiring process
  2. Lack of training or supervision of drivers
  3. Neglect in removing drivers with poor driving records (i.e. accidents/tickets) from the road
  4. Inadequately maintained vehicles (brakes, tires, etc.)
  5. Other drivers such as a motorist who cuts off a bus
  6. Unsafe roadways (i.e. missing or defective guardrails)

When you are involved in a collision while traveling in the greater Atlanta metro area, you may have logistical questions about seeking compensation by pursuing a Georgia personal injury claim if you live out of state. Our experienced Atlanta travel accident lawyers frequently handle injury cases for those who live out of state. We can negotiate with the transportation company or other negligent party’s insurance company, and file a lawsuit if appropriate. It does not necessarily require you to travel back to Georgia- it depends on how the particular case. We understand that out of state injury victims may be worried about the complications of pursuing a personal injury claim in a distant state, but our law firm has been representing clients from outside the state in Georgia personal injury lawsuits for over thirty years.

Georgia Auto Accident Lawyers—Pursuing Claims for Bus, Taxi & Limousine Accidents for Over 30 Years

If you or a loved one is injured or a loved one dies in a tour bus accident, our experienced Atlanta bus accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates have been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast for over thirty years, including but not limited to all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Category: Auto Accidents

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