Possible Injuries Sustained in Vehicular AccidentsIn any sort of accident involving autos or shuttle buses, for example, the parties involved are expected to suffer at least some sort of injuries. Some of the common injuries associated with accidents include the following: head injuries; traumatic brain injuries; cranial injuries; facial injuries; neck injuries; shoulder injuries; spinal injuries; back injuries; pelvic injuries; hip injuries; knee injuries; fractures; sprains and strains; muscle injuries; nerve injuries; ligament injuries; lacerations. Although it is possible for injuries to be mild enough to simply represent a small inconvenience, the injuries suffered in an accident could be so severe that victims are left dealing with the aftermath of their injuries for the rest of their lives. In fact, some injuries can be fatal. Regardless of the specific type of harm that you or a member of your family suffered, you might have grounds to pursue a claim.
Understanding Liability in AccidentsBefore you can pursue a claim, you must have a thorough understanding of liability regarding your accident. In the incident above, in which the airport shuttle bus was t-boned by an SUV that ran through a stop sign, liability is clear – the driver of the SUV is liable. This means that all injured parties could pursue a claim against the driver of the SUV (or the driver’s insurance company). However, liability is not always as straightforward as it is in the example above. Liability can be complex, especially when multiple parties are involved. Depending on the details of the accident, some of the following parties could face liability:
- The driver of the vehicle that caused the accident (such as the SUV driver mentioned above)
- The driver of the airport shuttle bus vehicle
- The airport shuttle bus company (for hiring unqualified drivers, failing to train drivers, failing to repair their vehicles, etc.)
- The airport (for using a shuttle bus company that has a history of incidents, for example)
- The manufacturer of the shuttle buses (for product defects)
- The city (for failing to address hazards on the road)
You Have the Right to SueYour right to sue is based on the fact that a party or entity owed you a duty of care. The party or entity breached the duty of care towards you and caused an incident, which directly resulted in harm. Whenever a breach of duty results in the harm suffered, the parties (or entities) that breached their duty of care towards the injured party could be held accountable. If the harm that you suffered was a direct result of a breach of duty and the negligent or reckless actions or a party/entity, victims and their families could pursue legal action – and fight for the right to recover compensation. If you would like to learn more about your right to sue after an accident in an airport shuttle bus, do not hesitate to contact our experts as soon as possible – our lawyers will provide you with all the information that you need to pursue your claim.
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Could I Recover Compensation?Although every claim is different, some of the compensation that could be available for recovery includes the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial costs
- Punitive damages