After an accident occurs or an injury is suffered, you may feel lost and confused. Few people who have suffered an accident or incurred an injury have an extensive background in this area. Without this knowledge, they are left wondering how best to proceed in order to protect their legal rights. Fortunately, we are here to provide you with the answers that you are looking for. Check out our many frequently asked questions and their accompanying answers for more information.
Subcontractors may also be covered under workers' compensation. If a subcontractor does not carry workers' compensation insurance, the owner or developer above them in the chain of employment may be held liable for workers' compensation to the injured employee, as if they were the direct employer.
- enforce safety regulations;
- target high-risk drivers and carriers;
- improve information systems and technologies;
- strengthen operating standards; and
- increase safety awareness.
- Data and Analysis - collect and disseminate data concerning carrier safety and resources to improve safety;
- Research and Technology - coordinate research and technological developments to improve safety;
- Commercial Drivers' Licenses - develop standards for testing and licensing of truck drivers;
- Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement - operate safety program to improve performance and eliminate high risk carriers from the nation's roads; and
- Safety Assistance -financially helps states with roadside inspection and other types of safety programs.
If the school bus caused the accident, the liability insurance covering the school bus will be responsible for the medical bills, pain and suffering, and any other damages incurred by the school bus children or others injured by the school bus driver's negligence.
If another vehicle caused the accident with the school bus, the other driver or the other driver's liability insurance will be responsible for paying damages caused by the driver's negligence in causing the school bus wreck.
Your accident-related medical bills should be paid from any settlement recovery you receive when your South Carolina accident case settles. Therefore, you should submit your bills to your own health insurance company so that the bills do not go in to collections. If you do not have health insurance, you will need to make payments on the medical bills until the bills are paid from the injury settlement. You should also contact your car insurance company and ask if you have medical payments or Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage. If you do, then you should submit the bills to your car insurance company. You do not want your medical bills going to collections! Your Charleston motor vehicle accident lawyer will help you figure out a payment plan with your medical provider that best suits your financial situation.