A group of students were involved in a terrifying bus accident near Chattanooga over the weekend. The Kentucky Wesleyan Singers had just begun their annual tour and were leaving a successful concert in Chattanooga when their charter bus lost control.
While an investigation into the wreck continues, it seems blame is being placed on failed brakes. A father of one of the students recounted his son’s experience. “He said he noticed the odor of the brake pads burning… The Bus was getting faster and faster, in a couple of cases, he thought the bus was going to flip.”
The out-of-control bus ultimately ran over a small hill and went airborne before crashing along Signal Mountain. More than 22 people were injured in the wreck and had to be taken to local hospitals. Fortunately, none of their injuries were life-threatening. According to the president of the Kentucky Wesleyan Singers, “I’m just glad to be alive… It really showed how resilient we are.” He believes the harrowing experience has brought the already tight-knit group even closer together.
Who Can Be Held Responsible for Faulty Brakes?
If you’re involved in an accident caused by faulty brakes a lot of factors will play into whether or not you can file a successful injury claim. If the brakes were defective you may be able to file a suit against the brakes’ manufacturer. But it has to be proven that the defective brakes were unreasonably hazardous, led directly to your injuries, and that the brakes hadn’t been tampered with since they were installed. Just remember that that manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that their products are safe for consumers.
Chattanooga Auto Accident Attorneys
If you’re injured in an auto accident you can file a claim to cover medical expenses, lost wages, even pain and suffering. But proving negligence can be difficult, especially when it comes to proving negligence on behalf of a big manufacturer. To get the chance at the money you deserve, let the Insiders at the McMahan Law Firm take on your case.
The Insiders have the knowledge and experience to fight back against manufacturers and big insurance companies. So, contact us today and let us get started on your Chattanooga auto accident claim right away.
Source. WKYT.com, ‘http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/Ky-students-injured-in-Tenn-bus-crash-196880701.html,’ March 11, 2013.
Source. Tristate Home Page, ‘http://tristatehomepage.com/fulltext-news?nxd_id=595112,’ Michael Pickett, March 11, 2013.
Source. Tristate Home Page, ‘http://tristatehomepage.com/fulltext-news?nxd_id=595312,’ Kayla Moody, March 11, 2013.