News reports, the Transit Authority of River City (TARC), or the bus driver himself may be telling you that it was not the driver’s fault that the bus crashed and that you were injured. Instead, your source maintains that there was some kind of mechanical problem with the bus that was either a defect when the bus was made or a defect that was caused when the vehicle was repaired.

What Now?

Whether the bus accident was caused by a mechanical defect or a driver’s negligence, you may be able to recover damages. However, it is important to know what caused your accident so that you can recover from the right parties. Thus, if you think a mechanical problem may have caused your accident, you will need to know:

  1. Exactly what the mechanical problem was.
  2. Who caused the mechanical problem.
  3. How the mechanical problem caused your injury.


In order to get these answers, experts are going to have to look at the bus before it is repaired. It is important to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident, so that your lawyer can make sure that all relevant evidence is preserved.

Don’t Delay Your Own Recovery

While it is possible to recover damages if a mechanical defect causes your TARC bus accident, it is up to you to take the appropriate actions to protect your possible recovery. You have a limited amount of time to file a claim, and you will not be able to recover for your lost income, medical expenses and other costs until your claim is resolved. Accordingly, it is important to take action today by starting a live chat with us or scheduling a free consultation. You can also watch our free videos or read our free articles to learn more about your rights and your possible recovery.

Matthew L. White
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Founder & Partner of Louisville Personal Injury Law Firm Gray & White Law