Auto accidents can happen in Alabama for many reasons. Often, the crash results from a driver who was distracted behind the wheel, was under the influence, was behaving recklessly or was drowsy. In some cases, however, there were different issues at play such as inclement weather. If a vehicle skids or hydroplanes, it can send it out of control. These accidents can involve anyone who is unfortunate enough to be on the road at the time – even law enforcement. After injuries or loss of life, there are certain steps that should be taken to be fully prepared for the aftermath.
FedEx truck hits law enforcement vehicle and Greyhound bus, injuring two
An accident on the interstate resulted in a deputy and a passenger on a Greyhound bus being injured and hospitalized. The accident happened not long before 10 p.m. when a FedEx truck went out of control, went over the median and hit the law enforcement vehicle. The bus was hit after the initial collision. The investigation suggests that the FedEx truck hydroplaned. The deputy and the bus passenger were said to be in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries and received treatment at the hospital. The FedEx driver was not reported to have been injured, nor was anyone else on the bus.
Medical costs and lost wages are two major problems after an auto accident
When there is a car crash with injuries but no fatalities, people will be relieved that it was not as bad as it could have been. Still, even moderate injuries can lead to significant challenges in a person’s life. Medical expenses can be substantial and there can be wage loss from being unable to work. The injured person might need extended time off and require help from family members to get back to normal. If the injuries are serious, there could be surgical procedures, rehabilitative care and the possibility that their lives are changed forever. Considering all the available options to recover compensation is a sensible decision.
Having legal guidance may help with determining the wisest course of action
Law enforcement officers are the ones who are called to investigate motor vehicle accidents and help others. People who decide to take a bus do so with the knowledge that the size of the vehicle and that they are trusting professionals to do the driving will generally be safer than riding in a smaller vehicle or driving on their own. Unfortunately, the deputy and a bus passenger were injured in an unexpected collision. To be fully protected and to have a comprehensive investigation, it can be beneficial to consult with those experienced in auto accidents to assess how to proceed.