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Who's liable in Ohio car-bus crash that left 3 students injured?

It turned out to be an unusual start of the day today for a group of high school students in southern Ohio. According to police out of Delhi, a school bus carrying 25 students to school wound up colliding with a car.

Three of the young people on the bus reportedly suffered injuries in the accident and went to Cincinnati Children's Hospital for treatment. The injuries apparently were minor, but there is no word on exactly what might have happened to them.

As anyone who has been involved in an injury causing accident knows, if even minimal hospital care is administered it can wind up costing a great deal of money. There's also the possibility that some of the trauma suffered might not show up for days or even weeks down the road. Whenever an accident like this occurs, it's legitimate to ask who should be held liable.

In the case at hand, authorities have already indicated that the driver of the car bears significant responsibility for the crash. The official report says that the car's driver was apparently speeding on wet pavement and lost control of the vehicle, resulting in the crash. Officials say they cited the driver for failing to maintain reasonable control.

What can often happen in situations such as this is that efforts are made by victims to get the compensation they are due for their suffering. Insurers, seeking to limit losses, deny claims based on their interpretation of the events of the accident and the limits of the erms of coverage. That's a battle that an injured person shouldn't have to deal with alone. Consulting an attorney is one way to get help.

Source: WLWT-TV, "3 students injured in school bus accident," Brad Evans, April 30, 2014

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