Tourism is Tennessee’s number 2 industry. In fact, Tennessee welcomed more than 119 million domestic visitors in 2018, up 5.1% from the previous year. While state shutdowns limited the number of visitors last spring, many tourists came in this summer and fall to see the natural beauty, music attractions and history that can experienced in the Volunteer State.

If you came and participated in a tour bus ride to Dollywood or Great Smoky Mountain National Park, you may have been a passenger injured in a bus accident. You may wonder who will be covering your treatment costs and how you will recoup the money you’ve lost from time off work.

Accident liability

The first thing you’ll have to find out if you received injuries in a tourist bus accident is if the driver of your bus was at fault for the accident. Then the company that ran the tour bus may be liable for injury costs from the accident.

The police and insurance companies investigate which party was at fault for the accident by:

  • Reviewing accident reports
  • Reviewing witness statements
  • Reviewing documentation of the accident scene and road and weather conditions

Sometimes, both parties involved in the accident may be at fault, further complicating an accident injury claim.

Working with a personal injury attorney

You’ll want to consult a personal injury attorney if you are having problems getting your medical costs covered and need compensation for missed work after a tour bus crash. You want to ensure you receive maximum coverage for your claim, which may be worth more than you realize.

Recovering from a serious bus accident can feel overwhelming. That’s why you may need help to get the personal injury compensation you need.