Recently, a Greyhound bus collided head on with an auto which killed the car driver and injured a dozen bus passengers on the Indiana/Ohio border. Interstate 70, which is East of Richmond, was closed for several hours after the 7 a.m. accident.
The cause of the accident, according to the Wayne County Sheriff, was a 1990 Ford Mustang being driven in the wrong direction. The car driver came from South Sixth Street in Richmond, Ind., and was killed instantly in the accident.
The bus driver was so badly injured that he was transported by helicopter to Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Twenty-three Greyhound bus passengers were injured and they were taken to Richmond’s Reid Hospital.
The reason for the Mustang entering in the opposite direction has not been established but it is known the vehicle had been stolen from Richmond’s Love’s Truck Stop.
The bus was travelling between St. Louis and New York when the accident took place.
Greyhound will be searching for answers as well as the injured victims. They may be entitled to file a lawsuit for damages against driver. At this stage however, it is unknown whether the driver even had a license to drive or insurance. If he did, the victims are entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit to compensate them for lost wages, pain and suffering and other out of pocket costs.
Any victims who sustain personal injury from an automobile accident should contact a qualified personal injury attorney if a lawsuit is considered. PI attorneys can lay out typical options for these individuals.
If victims file a lawsuit and retain an attorney to do so, they may still have to wait for the case to be settled. It is not uncommon for a lawsuit to take years to settle depending on the case. Plaintiffs sometimes suffer financially during this time, most often because their injuries prevent them from earning the same amount of money as before.
Fortunately, lawsuit loans are available to qualified applicants who both have an attorney and have an automobile accident lawsuit. These financial transactions are designed to alleviate financial stress by advancing money not for the lawsuit to help cover expenses. In this manner, plaintiffs are not forced to accept a low ball settlement offer from defendants solely because they are strapped for cash.
When lawsuit loan is approved, the plaintiff does not make payments nor will he/she have to repay it unless the lawsuit reaches settlement. If the personal injury lawsuit is not successfully settled, the client need not repay the advance. As such, lawsuit settlement loans are risk free to the client.
No credit checks are necessary to be eligible for this settlement loan and “lawsuit loan” companies will knock on the front door. The loan can be used for anything the plaintiff decides and there are no upfront costs or fees.