Clinton BUS ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
On October 2, 2013, the worst bus crash in 41 years occurred in Dandridge, Tennessee. A church bus carrying senior adults headed home from a Christian festival in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, operated by the Front Street Baptist Church in Statesville, North Carolina, crossed the median on Interstate 40 colliding with an SUV and then a tractor-trailer. Eight people were killed and fourteen were injured.
Tragedies like this receive national coverage. Bus travel, train travel, and other methods of travel for multiple passengers are some of the safest forms of travel in the country. For that very reason, we are often unprepared to handle the devastation that has occurred with an accident of this magnitude.
Insurance is available from multiple sources, but rarely is there enough insurance available that would fully compensate the victims and their families.
Also, when bus accidents of this degree take place, which involves out-of-state parties, the only venue where a lawsuit can be filed is in the jurisdiction where the accident occurred. For example, in the tragedy described above, any lawsuit would have to be filed in East Tennessee, even though all of the participants are from different states.
Our Clinton bus accident attorneys can do their best work in the first two to three weeks after the accident. Specifically, the law firm will hire an accident reconstructionist; we will begin contacting insurance companies: and we will begin protecting the claims for the families of the victims.
In situations that involve multi-vehicle accidents and multiple deaths and injuries, there is rarely enough insurance proceeds to even pay for all of the medical bills of the survivors. Therefore, it is essential that people obtain immediate legal representation to protect their claims.
The personal injury attorneys in Clinton at Cantrell, Goodge & Associates are well trained and able to handle multi-vehicle accidents of this capacity. Dail R. Cantrell, the senior litigator at Cantrell, Goodge & Associates, recently tried a multi- day jury trial in Dandridge, Tennessee, involving a family where members were killed, and other members of the family had life-altering injuries when the recreational vehicle they were operating was crushed between two out-of-state tractor-trailers.
As is usually the case in multi-vehicle accidents, each of the drivers attempted to apportion fault to the other. As a result of the aggressive representation of Cantrell, Goodge & Associates, the victims of the family were able to make a sizable recovery.
Contact a Clinton Bus Accident Lawyer
If you any questions, or if your loved one has ever been involved in a multi-vehicle accident, please do not hesitate to contact the attorneys at Cantrell, Goodge & Associates.