For the victims of this month’s Cardinal Coach Lines Inc. accident, it can be difficult, confusing and frustrating to sort through the various legal options at their disposal. A negligence claim may be best, but it’s also worth remembering that depending on the facts, a products liability lawsuit may be effective, too.
Products liability is an important area of law because it gives victims an additional avenue for a redress of grievances. In particular, products liability law protects victims who did not suffer harm as the result of negligence, but nevertheless did experience harm as a result of someone else’s inappropriate decisions.
In the context of the charter bus accident, it is possible that the maker of the charter bus manufactured a defective product and failed to warn consumers about those defects. In the accident earlier this month, many passengers were injured not simply when the accident occurred, but rather when the bus rolled over. For those who say that the passengers weren’t wearing their seatbelts, there’s a simple answer: the bus did not come with seatbelts for those in the passenger seats.
Years of research suggest that, first, seatbelts saves lives and, second, buses are particularly susceptible to the type of rollover accidents where seatbelts are most important. Despite these findings, many bus designers not only make buses without safety devices, but they fail to warn end-users about the inherent risks associated with their product.
Want to find out if a products liability action should be part of your legal complaint as a victim of this month’s accident? The attorneys at the law firm of Fears | Nachawati are prepared to give you the advice you need. Put our years of experience and dedicated expertise to work for you. Schedule your free consultation today by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 1.866.705.7584. We’re ready to help you.