Bus Accident Legal AdvancesAccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, school buses are technically the safest vehicle on the road in the United States. That said, large trucks and buses were involved in nearly 4,500 fatal accidents in 2016, a 2 percent increase from 2015. Injuries resulting from accidents involving large trucks or buses decreased steadily from 102,000 in 2002 to 60,000 in 2009 but increased to 97,000 in 2015 and then again to 119,000 in 2016.
Bus accident injury settlements can be quite large and as such, the lawsuit process can become quite complex. If you or someone you know is involved in a bicycle accident injury lawsuit and you need money now to pay bills, put food on the table or pay rent, fill out our quick application and a Thrivest Specialist will get back to you as soon as possible.
Bus Accident InjuriesBuses and trucks were involved in just over 32,000 fatal accidents in 2015, accounting for less than 12% of all fatal accidents on United States roadways. However buses alone were only involved in 257 fatal accidents, quite a low number when considering that the nearly 889 thousand buses registered in 2015 traveled a combined 16.2 billion miles. Intercity buses accounted for 32 deaths, transit & school buses accounted for 190 deaths, and all other types of buses accounted for 35 deaths.
Common Causes of Bus AccidentsThere are dozens of common causes of bus accidents. Some accidents are caused by the negligence on behalf of the bus company or the bus driver. Some accidents are caused by bad weather, poor roadways and other drivers can be no fault on the bus company or the bus driver. Take a look at the most common causes of bus accident:
- Bus driver fatigue
- Road rage
- Agressive driving
- Unruly passengers
- Driver error
- Faulty equipment
- Mechanical defects
- Violation of hours of service requirements
- Distracted driving
- Speeding drivers
- Alcohol and drug violations
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Bicycle Accident Pre-settlement Funding?Thrivest Legal Funding, LLC understands that life doesn’t slow down when you’re involved in a lawsuit. Day-to-day living expenses still need to be met without the worry of “how” or “where.” When you need money, we’ll make our best effort to provide you with financial options to ensure you receive the optimal result for your bus accident lawsuit without having to settle for less because of financial pressure.
Is legal funding right for you? Before you make a decision, download our Legal Funding Guide and utilize our Legal Funding Calculator.
Thrivest Legal FundingThe legal funding application and underwriting process is quite simple but the speed is entirely dependent on the availability of your attorney. First, you simply fill out our quick form or our full application.
From here, a Thrivest Legal Funding Specialist will reach out to your attorney and gather any necessary paperwork related to your case.
Third, after the paper work is gathered the file will be analyzed by our underwriting department and if approved Thrivest will create a contract that must be signed by both the plaintiff and attorney. And finally, once the signed contract is returned, Thrivest can send the pre-settlement advance via check, debit card, or wire.
Legal Funding BenefitsThe financial strain that comes along with a bicycle accident injury claim often times forces a plaintiff to settle for much less than the case is worth. Thrivest alleviates that strain by providing quick, easy and affordable access to non-recourse funding for everyday living expenses. Unlike may competitors, funding decisions take hours, not days. And, you can use the money however you choose.
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