Anytime someone is in an accident, there are a few things that happen first including initial reports and doctor’s visits. Afterward, however, working with insurance companies who need to work with the companies of other victims or drivers may take a lot of time and focus.
This problem worsens with more people involved in an accident — even more when the accident involves a public or state-owned vehicle. As CDL Life reports, a semi-truck accident with a school bus involving 23 students shines a light on the subject.
Officers already on intercept
Authorities took in a semi-truck driver after an accident with a school bus. The driver failed field sobriety tests and refused consent to a chemical test. Reports of a swerving driver had police investigating. In between the reporting and officers arriving on the scene, the driver struck a school bus.
Of the 23 high school hockey players, 16 suffered injuries. Three are reportedly in critical condition. It is unclear the total amount of charges the driver faces.
Insurance claims for 20+ people
Each student is likely on a parent’s insurance. The bus driver may find coverage and workers’ compensation through the school. None of this is easy. When everyone involved worries about how they plan to pay for healthcare, recovery and beyond, it is easy to feel overwhelmed.
Those involved in a mass transit accident may wish to investigate more to learn about their unique situation, the laws at play and options to pursue potential compensation when the accident involves negligence.